Definition of "eye" []

  • An organ of vision or of light sensitivity. (noun)
  • Either of a pair of hollow structures located in bony sockets of the skull, functioning together or independently, each having a lens capable of focusing incident light on an internal photosensitive retina from which nerve impulses are sent to the brain; the vertebrate organ of vision. (noun)
  • The external, visible portion of this organ together with its associated structures, especially the eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows. (noun)
  • The pigmented iris of this organ. (noun)
  • The faculty of seeing; vision. (noun)
  • The organ of sight of animals, containing light-sensitive cells associated with nerve fibres, so that light entering the eye is converted to nervous impulses that reach the brain. In man and other vertebrates the iris controls the amount of light entering the eye and the lens focuses the light onto the retina (noun)

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  • The ability to see; sense of vision (noun)
  • The visible external part of an eye, often including the area around it (noun)
  • A look, glance, expression, or gaze (noun)
  • A sexually inviting or provocative look (esp in the phrases give (someone) the (glad) eye, make eyes at) (noun)
  • Attention or observation (often in the phrases catch someone's eye, keep an eye on, cast an eye over) (noun)
  • Ability to recognize, judge, or appreciate (noun)
  • Opinion, judgment, point of view, or authority (noun)
  • A structure or marking having the appearance of an eye, such as the bud on a twig or potato tuber or a spot on a butterfly wing (noun)
  • A small loop or hole, as at one end of a needle (noun)
  • A small area of low pressure and calm in the centre of a tornado or cyclone (noun)
  • To look at carefully or warily (verb)
  • To look at in a manner indicating sexual interest; ogle (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "eye" in a sentence
  • "If 'and-éges' be accepted, the sentence will read: _No hero ... dared look upon her, eye to eye_."
  • "I looked round, and the baboon caught my eye, which told him plainly that he'd soon catch what was not at all _my eye_; and he proved that he actually thought so, for he at once put the bread-and-butter back into the boy's hands!"
  • ""If a man sell a horse which is lame, no action lyes for that, but _caveat emptor_; and when I sell a horse that has _no_ eye, there no action lies; otherwise where he has a counterfeit, false, and _bright eye_.""