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Eye meaning

eye - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. the organ of sight
  2. 2. A brood; as, an eye of pheasants.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard.
  8. 8. That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance
  9. 9. The spots on a feather, as of peacock.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a potato.
  12. 12. The center of a target; the bull's- eye.
  13. 13. A small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a dress.
  14. 14. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.
  15. 15. Tinge; shade of color.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. To appear; to look.
  18. 18. The organ of sight; vision; perception; observation; anything like an eye.
  19. 19. To observe narrowly.

eye - examples of usage

  1. Well, as I was saying, I've about got ready to settle down, and I've had my eye on the lady this seven years. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. We've had an eye on him for some time back. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. Every eye was turned upon Smith. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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