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eye

eye

 
pronunciation:
aI
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
catch someone's eye, keep an eye out, set eyes on, lay eyes on, make eyes at, see eye to eye
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the organ of sight and the area close around it, including the lids, lashes, and brow.
 
similar words:
eyeball, orb, peeper
definition 2: skill in observing.
an eye for color
synonyms:
sense
similar words:
discernment, judgment, perception, sensitivity
definition 3: (usu. pl.) judgment or understanding.
In society's eyes, they are outlaws.
synonyms:
opinion, view
similar words:
estimation, judgment, ken, understanding
definition 4: close attention.
Keep an eye on my things while I'm gone.
synonyms:
lookout, watch
similar words:
attention
definition 5: a mechanical or electronic device such as a camera lens that looks or functions like a biological eye.
synonyms:
lens
definition 6: the center, as of a storm.
synonyms:
center
similar words:
heart, hub, middle, midst
definition 7: any of various things that resemble an eye.
the eye of the needlethe eye of the target
similar words:
eyelet, grommet, hole, slit
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phrase: catch someone's eye
phrase: keep an eye out
phrase: set eyes on
phrase: lay eyes on
phrase: make eyes at
phrase: see eye to eye
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: eyed, eyeing, eyes
definition 1: to see or view.
synonyms:
look at, observe, see, view
similar words:
behold, eyeball, inspect, peer at, regard, stare at, watch
definition 2: to look at in a fixed way, or with suspicion.
synonyms:
eyeball, scrutinize, view
similar words:
inspect, leer at, look, peer at, regard, stare at, watch
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Homophone Note
The words eye, aye, and I sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: parts of the eye
  • eyeball:
    the entire eye, including the part that is inside your head.
  • eyebrow:
    a row of hair on the face above the eye.
  • eyelash:
    the small hairs that grow on the eyelid or below the eye.
  • eyelid:
    the small piece of skin that you move to close your eye.
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