eye


eye
eye or private eye [ī]
n.
[ME ey, eie < OE ēage, akin to Ger auge < IE base * okw-, to see > Gr osse, eyes, ōps, face, eye, L oculus]
1. the organ of sight in humans and animals
2.
a) the eyeball
b) the iris [brown eyes]
3. the area around the eye, including the eyelids [to get a black eye]
4. [often pl.] the power of seeing; sight; vision [weak eyes]
5. a look; glance; gaze [to cast an eye on something]
6. attention; regard; observation
7. the power of judging, estimating, discriminating, etc. by eyesight [a good eye for distances]
8. [often pl.] judgment; opinion; estimation [in the eyes of the law]
9. a thing like an eye in appearance or function; specif.,
a) a bud of a tuber, as a potato
b) the spot on a peacock's tail feather
c) the center of a flower; disk
d) a hole in a tool, as for a handle
e) the threading hole in a needle
f) a loop of metal, rope, or thread [hook and eye]
g) an organ sensitive to light, as in certain lower forms of life
h) PHOTOELECTRIC CELL
i) a section of any of certain cuts of meat [eye of round]
j) a hole, as in certain cheeses
10. Slang former a private detective; private eye
11. Meteorol. the calm, low-pressure area at the center of a hurricane, around which winds of high velocity move
12. [pl.] Naut. the part of the main deck of a vessel that is farthest forward
vt.
eyed, eyeing or eying
1. to look at; watch carefully; observe
2. to provide with eyes, or holes
vi.
Obs. to appear (to the eyes)
to appear (to the eyes)
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all eyes
extremely attentive
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an eye for an eye
punishment or retaliation similar or equivalent to the injury suffered
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catch someone's eye
to attract someone's attention
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eyes right or eyes left
Mil. a command to snap the head to the right (or left) while marching, as a salute when passing in review
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feast one's eyes on
to look at with pleasure or admiration
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☆ give someone the eye
Slang to look at someone, esp. in an admiring or inviting way
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have an eye for
to have a keen appreciation of
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have an eye to
to watch out for; attend to
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have eyes for
Informal to be very interested in and want
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in a pig's eye
Slang never; under no circumstances
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in the eye of the wind
Naut. directly against the wind
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in the public eye
1. much seen in public
2. often brought to public attention; well-known
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keep an eye on
to look after; watch carefully
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☆ keep an eye out for
to be watchful for keep one's eyes ( or an eye) open ( or peeled or skinned)
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keep an eye open or keep an eye peeled or keep one's eyes open or keep one's eyes peeled or keep one's eyes skinned or keep an eye skinned
to be on the lookout; be watchful
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lay eyes on or set eyes on or clap eyes on
to see; look at
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make eyes at
to look at amorously or flirtatiously
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my eye!
Slang an exclamation of contradiction, astonishment, etc.
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open someone's eyes
to make someone aware of the facts, real reasons, etc.
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run one's eye over
to glance at hurriedly
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see eye to eye
to agree completely
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see with half an eye
to see or understand (something) easily because it is so evident
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shut one's eyes to
to refuse to see or think about
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with an eye to
paying attention to; considering

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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