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eye

  • An organ of vision or of light sensitivity.
  • 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.
  • The external, visible portion of this organ together with its associated structures, especially the eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows.
  • The pigmented iris of this organ.
  • The faculty of seeing; vision.
  • The ability to make intellectual or aesthetic judgments: has a good eye for understated fashion.
  • A way of regarding something; a point of view: To my eye, the decorations are excellent.
  • Attention: The lavish window display immediately got my eye.
  • Watchful attention or supervision: always under his boss's eye; kept an eye on her valuables.
  • Something suggestive of the vertebrate organ of vision, especially:
  • An opening in a needle.
  • The aperture of a camera.
  • A loop, as of metal, rope, or thread.
  • A circular marking on a peacock's feather.
  • Chiefly Southern U.S. The round flat cover over the hole on the top of a wood-burning stove. Also called regionally cap1, griddle.
  • A photosensitive device, such as a photoelectric cell.
  • Botany A bud on a twig or tuber: the eye of a potato.
  • Botany The often differently colored center of the corolla of some flowers.
  • Meteorology The circular area of relative calm at the center of a cyclone.
  • The center or focal point of attention or action: right in the eye of the controversy.
  • Informal A detective, especially a private investigator.
  • A choice center cut of meat, as of beef: eye of the round.
  • To look at: eyed the passing crowd with indifference.
  • To watch closely: eyed the shark's movements.
  • To supply with an eye.