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Definition of Eye


  1. A brood; as, an eye of pheasants.
  2. The organ of sight or vision. In man, and the vertebrates generally, it is properly the movable ball or globe in the orbit, but the term often includes the adjacent parts. In most invertebrates the years are immovable ocelli, or compound eyes made up of numerous ocelli. See Ocellus.
  3. The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence, judgment or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of objects; as, to have the eye of sailor; an eye for the beautiful or picturesque.
  4. The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
  5. The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an object which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate presence.
  6. Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard.
  7. That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance
  8. The spots on a feather, as of peacock.
  9. The scar to which the adductor muscle is attached in oysters and other bivalve shells; also, the adductor muscle itself, esp. when used as food, as in the scallop.
  10. The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a potato.
  11. The center of a target; the bull's-eye.
  12. A small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a dress.
  13. The hole through the head of a needle.
  14. A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc.; as an eye at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; as an eye through a crank; an eye at the end of rope.
  15. The hole through the upper millstone.
  16. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.
  17. Tinge; shade of color.
  18. To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view.
  19. To appear; to look.

Eye Quotations

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse.
Regina Brett

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
Minna Antrim

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful.
Kailash Satyarthi
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Eye Translations

eye in Afrikaans is oog
eye in Dutch is kijker, oog
eye in French is maille, oeil
eye in German is Auge {n}
eye in Italian is occhio
eye in Latin is oculus
eye in Portuguese is olho
eye in Spanish is ojo
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