eye NOUN 1) the organ of sight in humans and animals. 2) a rounded eye-like marking on an animal or bird. 3) a round, dark spot on a potato from which a new shoot grows. 4) the small hole in a needle through which the thread is passed. 5) a small metal loop into which a hook is fitted as a fastener on a garment. 6) Nautical a loop at the top end of a shroud or stay rope. 7) the calm region at the centre of a storm. 8) used to refer to a person's opinion or feelings: to European eyes, the city seems overcrowded.
VERB (eyeing or eying) 1) look at closely or with interest. 2) (eye up) informal look at (someone) in a way that reveals a sexual interest.
be all eyes — Cf. ↑be all eyes
close one's eyes to — Cf. ↑close one's eyes to
an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth — Cf. ↑an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
give someone the eye — Cf. ↑give someone the eye
have an eye for — Cf. ↑have an eye for
have (or keep) one's eye on — Cf. ↑keep one's eye on
have (or with) an eye to — Cf. ↑with an eye to
have eyes in the back of one's head — Cf. ↑have eyes in the back of one's head
keep an eye on — Cf. ↑keep an eye on
keep an eye out (or open) — Cf. ↑keep an eye out
keep one's eyes open (or peeled or Brit. skinned) — Cf. ↑keep one's eyes skinned
make eyes at — Cf. ↑make eyes at
one in the eye for — Cf. ↑one in the eye for
only have eyes for — Cf. ↑only have eyes for
open someone's eyes — Cf. ↑open someone's eyes
see eye to eye — Cf. ↑see eye to eye
a twinkle (or gleam) in someone's eye — Cf. ↑a gleam in someone's eye
up to one's eyes — Cf. ↑up to one's eyes
what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over — Cf. ↑what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over
with one's eyes open — Cf. ↑with one's eyes open
DERIVATIVES eyed adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Eye — ([imac]), n. [OE. eghe, eighe, eie, eye, AS. e[ a]ge; akin to OFries. [=a]ge, OS. [=o]ga, D. oog, Ohg. ouga, G. auge, Icel. auga, Sw. [ o]ga, Dan. [ o]ie, Goth. aug[=o]; cf. OSlav. oko, Lith. akis, L. okulus, Gr. o kkos, eye, o sse, the two eyes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eye Q — Records ist ein Plattenlabel, das von 1992 bis 1997 die Trance Szene stark geprägt hat. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Produzenten 3 Sublabels 4 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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] …   English World dictionary

  • Eye — (englisch „eye“: Auge) steht für Eye Industries, Plattenlabel Kurzform von Private Eye, britisches Satiremagazin Eye (Zeitschrift), britische Zeitschrift für Graphikdesign eine Kurzgeschichtensammlung von Frank Herbert, in der deutschen Ausgabe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eye-Fi — is a 2GB SD card that has Wi Fi capabilities.It can upload JPEG photos from the camera to photo sharing sites such as Flickr, Facebook, and PhotoBucket.The Eye Fi Card is a wireless memory card. It automatically uploads pictures from your digital …   Wikipedia

  • eye — [n1] judgment, opinion appreciation, belief, conviction, discernment, discrimination, eagle eye*, feeling, mind, perception, persuasion, point of view, recognition, scrutiny, sentiment, surveillance, tab, taste, view, viewpoint, watch; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • Eye Q — may refer to:* EyeQ (Advertising Agency), Eye Q, an advertising agency based in New Delhi, India. Mainly into Ad films, Corporate films, Print, Web total brand strategy. * Eye Q (record label), a German record label. * EyeQ, a Danish popgroup… …   Wikipedia

  • eye up — (informal) To consider the (esp sexual) attractiveness of • • • Main Entry: ↑eye * * * ˌeye ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they eye up he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eye — ([imac]), n. [Prob. fr. nye, an eye being for a nye. See {Nye}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A brood; as, an eye of pheasants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eye — ([imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eyed} ([imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eying or Eyeing}.] To fix the eye on; to stare at; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”