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eye meaning

[ ai ] Pronunciation:   "eye" in a sentence
  • Noun: eye  I
    1. The organ of sight
      - oculus, optic 
    2. Good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
      "she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye" 
    3. Attention to what is seen
      "he tried to catch her eye" 
    4. An area that is approximately central within some larger region
      "they were in the eye of the storm"
      - center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], middle, heart 
    5. A small hole or loop (as in a needle)
      "the thread wouldn't go through the eye"
    Verb: eye (eyed,eyeing, also eying)  I
    1. Look at
      - eyeball

    Sounds like: aye, I

    Derived forms: eyes, eying, eyed, eyeing

    See also: binocular, eyelet, ophthalmic, opthalmic

    Type of: area, attending, attention, country, discernment, hole, judgement, judgment, look, receptor, sagaciousness, sagacity, sense organ, sensory receptor

    Part of: face, human face, needle, visual system

    Encyclopedia: Eye, Herefordshire Eye, Cambridgeshire Eye Eye, Suffolk Eye, Peterborough Eye, Leicestershire


  • [Architecture]
    1.

    The central roundel of a pattern or ornament.

    2.

    The circular (or nearly circular) central part of a volute, as in an Ionic capital.

    3.

    One of the smaller, more or less triangular, openings between the bars of Gothic tracery.

    4.

    An oculus, esp. one at the summit of a dome.

    5.

    A hole through material for access, to permit the passage of a pin, or to serve as a means of attachment.


  • [Medicine]

    1 : an organ of sight; esp : a nearly spherical hollow organ that is lined with a sensitive retina, is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull, is the vertebrate organ of sight, and is normally paired
    2 : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows
    3 : the faculty of seeing with eyes — eye·less adj — eye·like adj

Examples

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  1. as i look back, scenes of the past leap before my eyes.
  2. her eyes held a look of silent appeal.
  3. she gradually withdrew her eyes from me.
  4. he rolled his eyes and hit upon an idea.
  5. his eyes were swollen and his head asleep.

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