(noun.) a small hole or loop (as in a needle); 'the thread wouldn't go through the eye'.
(noun.) the organ of sight.
(noun.) good discernment (either visually or as if visually); 'she has an eye for fresh talent'; 'he has an artist's eye'.
(noun.) attention to what is seen; 'he tried to catch her eye'.
(verb.) look at.
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(n.) A brood; as, an eye of pheasants.
(n.) The organ of sight or vision. In man, and the vertebrates generally, it is properly the movable ball or globe in the orbit, but the term often includes the adjacent parts. In most invertebrates the years are immovable ocelli, or compound eyes made up of numerous ocelli. See Ocellus.
(n.) The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence, judgment or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of objects; as, to have the eye of sailor; an eye for the beautiful or picturesque.
(n.) The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
(n.) The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an object which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate presence.
(n.) Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard.
(n.) That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance
(n.) The spots on a feather, as of peacock.
(n.) The scar to which the adductor muscle is attached in oysters and other bivalve shells; also, the adductor muscle itself, esp. when used as food, as in the scallop.
(n.) The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a potato.
(n.) The center of a target; the bull's-eye.
(n.) A small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a dress.
(n.) The hole through the head of a needle.
(n.) A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc.; as an eye at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; as an eye through a crank; an eye at the end of rope.
(n.) The hole through the upper millstone.
(n.) That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.
(n.) Tinge; shade of color.
(v. t.) To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view.
(v. i.) To appear; to look.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Organ of sight, organ of vision.. Sight, view, estimate, judgment.. Watch, notice, vigilance, observation, inspection.. Perforation, aperture, eyelet.. Bud, shoot.
v. a. Watch, observe, view, look on, fix the eye on, keep in view, have an eye on.
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n. (obs.) a brood.
n. the organ of sight or vision more correctly the globe or movable part of it: the power of seeing: sight: regard: aim: keenness of perception: anything resembling an eye as the hole of a needle loop or ring for a hook &c.: the seed-bud of a potato: (pl.) the foremost part of a ship's bows the hawse-holes.—v.t. to look on: to observe narrowly.—v.i. (Shak.) to appear:—pr.p. ey′ing or eye′ing; pa.p. eyed (īd).—ns. Eye′-ball the ball globe or apple of the eye; Eye′-beam a glance of the eye; Eye′bright a beautiful little plant of the genus Euphrasia formerly used as a remedy for diseases of the eye (see Euphrasy); Eye′brow the hairy arch above the eye.—v.t. to provide with artificial eyebrows.—adj. Eye′browless without eyebrows.—p.adj. Eyed having eyes: spotted as if with eyes.—ns. Eye′-drop (Shak.) a tear; Eye′-flap a blinder on a horse's bridle; Eye′-glance a quick look; Eye′glass a glass to assist the sight esp. such as stick on the nose by means of a spring: the eye-piece of a telescope and like instrument: (Shak.) the lens of the eye; Eye′lash the line of hairs that edges the eyelid.—adj. Eye′less without eyes or sight: deprived of eyes: blind.—ns. Eye′let Eye′let-hole a small eye or hole to receive a lace or cord as in garments sails &c.: a small hole for seeing through: a little eye.—v.i. to make eyelets.—ns. Eye′liad obsolete form of œillade; Eye′lid the lid or cover of the eye: the portion of movable skin by means of which the eye is opened or closed at pleasure; Eye′-ō′pener something that opens the eyes literally or figuratively a startling story: a drink esp. in the morning; Eye′-piece the lens or combination of lenses at the eye-end of a telescope; Eye′-pit the socket of the eye; Eye′-salve salve or ointment for the eyes; Eye′-serv′ant a servant who does his duty only when under the eye of his master; Eye′-serv′ice service performed only under the eye or inspection of an employer: formal worship; Eye′-shot the reach or range of sight of the eye: a glance; Eye′sight power of seeing: view: observation; Eye′sore anything that is offensive to the eye or otherwise; Eye′-splice a kind of eye or loop formed by splicing the end of a rope into itself; Eye′-spot a spot like an eye.—adj. Eye′-spot′ted (Spens.) marked with spots like eyes.—ns. Eye′-stone a small calcareous body used for removing substances from under the eyelid; Eye′-string the muscle which raises the eyelid; Eye′-tooth one of the two canine teeth of the upper jaw between the incisors and premolars; Eye′-wa′ter water flowing from the eye: a lotion for the eyes; Eye′-wink (Shak.) a rapid lowering and raising of the eyelid: a glance: the time of a wink; Eye′-wit′ness one who sees a thing done.—Eye for eye,lex talionis (Ex. xxi. 24); Eye of day the sun.—All my eye (slang) unreal; Be all eyes to give all attention; Be a sheet in the wind's eye to be intoxicated; Clap Lay Set eyes on (coll.) to see; Cry one's eyes out to weep bitterly; Cut one's eye-tooth to cease to be a child: to be shrewd; Give an eye to to attend to; Green eye jealousy; Have an eye to to contemplate: to have regard to; In eye in sight; In one's mind's eye in contemplation; In the eyes of in the estimation opinion of; In the wind's eye against the wind; Keep one's eye on to observe closely: to watch; Make a person open his eyes to cause him astonishment; Make eyes at to look at in an amorous way: to ogle; Mind your eye (slang) take care; My eye! a mild asseveration; Naked eye (see Naked); Open a person's eyes to make him see: to show him something of which he is ignorant; Pipe or Put the finger in the eye to weep; See eye to eye from Is. lii. 8 but used in the sense of 'to think alike;' See with half an eye to see without difficulty; Under the eye of under the observation of; Up to the eyes deeply engaged."
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To dream of seeing an eye, warns you that watchful enemies are seeking the slightest chance to work injury to your business. This dream indicates to a lover, that a rival will usurp him if he is not careful. To dream of brown eyes, denotes deceit and perfidy. To see blue eyes, denotes weakness in carrying out any intention. To see gray eyes, denotes a love of flattery for the owner. To dream of losing an eye, or that the eyes are sore, denotes trouble. To see a one-eyed man, denotes that you will be threatened with loss and trouble, beside which all others will appear insignificant.
- Were thy garments searched by as curious an eye, Isaac, said he, what discoveries might not be made? Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Altogether they were very beautiful, but I fear that I did not regard them with a particularly appreciative eye on this, my first inspection of them. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- She fixed him with her eye. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- She's not dead: her eye-lids are quivering, and here's wet tears a-coming down her cheeks. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- They say that hardly a native child in all the East is free from sore eyes, and that thousands of them go blind of one eye or both every year. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Besides, I choose to please myself by sharing an idea that at this moment beams in your mother's eye while she looks at you. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- When he did look at me, his eye was kind; when he did speak, his voice was benevolent. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- The boy's eyes had lighted with pleasure as I spoke, and I saw him glance from his rusty trappings to the magnificence of my own. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- He fixed his vivid eyes on Archer as he lit another cigarette. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- Or her taste for peculiar people, put in Mrs. Archer in a dry tone, while her eyes dwelt innocently on her son's. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- He was always well dressed, very neat and plain, but his eyes were weak, just as mine are, and he wore tinted glasses against the glare. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- The water pumps were at work again, and I am not sure that the soft-hearted Captain's eyes did not also twinkle. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- This means that definite coordinations of activities of the eyes in seeing and of the body and head in striking are perfected in a few trials. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- There, I found my mother, very pale and with red eyes: into whose arms I ran, and begged her pardon from my suffering soul. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- The men and women in the Cave Colony suddenly found that one bright-eyed young fellow, with a little straighter forehead than the others, was beating them all at hunting. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- They were gazelles, of soft-eyed notoriety. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- During the repast, she had occasion to speak several times, when Georgy eyed her and listened to her. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Mr. Pickwick eyed the old man with great curiosity, and the remainder of the company smiled, and looked on in silence. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Mr. Krook has eyed his man narrowly. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Look at that, James and Mr. Crawley, cried Mrs. Bute, pointing at the scared figure of the black-eyed, guilty wench. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- The Professor enjoyed it too, he eyed her with strange, large blue eyes, full of galvanic fire. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- Eyeing Mr. Bounderby from head to foot again, he turned from him, as from a man finally disposed of, to Mr. Gradgrind. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- He sat astride of the chair when he had pushed the money over, and sat swinging his purse and eyeing Joe. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Eyeing him aside, Riderhood took up his pipe, refilled it, lighted it, and sat smoking. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- However,' said Wegg, after eyeing him with another touch of distrust, 'I wish you joy. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- While this was going on, Mr. Pickwick had been eyeing the room, which was filthily dirty, and smelt intolerably close. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Hundreds, says Sir Leicester, eyeing the cousins with increasing dignity and swelling indignation, hundreds of thousands of pounds! Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- A moment afterwards we are again eyeing him. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
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