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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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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_.""