Definition of "eying" []

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Present participle of eye. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "eying" in a sentence
  • "I was too abstracted to notice; I was engaged in eying Rudge."
  • "Untitled eying me thusly you ripen my rainbow with your vat of honey spilling with a dewdrop smile you've found me, lucky one now dare you dare me not to (,) do you? we'll meet not under clover sheets rather on your greedy bed in violets"
  • "- At a recent press event held for Gran Turismo 5, associate producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda let slip that Sony is "eying" a Summer 2010 for the game on this side of the Pacific."
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