Old EnglishsbEnglish
Eye nCirca. 1200, from Old Norse auga, Old English ege (Mercian), eage (West Saxon) "eye; region around the eye; apperture, hole," from Proto-Germanic *augon (cognates: Old Saxon aga, Old Frisian age, Swedish öga, Danish øie. Middle English eye, ee, from Old English ēaġe ‎(“eye”),(plural eyes or eyen (obsolete). 2. an organ through which animals see, the brow stones. 3. the visual sense; the sight path. 4. attention, notice, that pretty girl caught his eye. 5. the ability to notice what others might miss, 'as an eye for talent'. 6. a meaningful stare or look. 7. private eye: a privately hired detective or investigator.  8. a hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed. 9.a fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook or the passage of a cord or line. 10. the relatively clear and calm center of a hurricane or other such storm. 11. mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling a human eye. 12. the dark spot on a black-eyed pea. 13. the reproductive bud in a potato. 14. a loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc. — e.g. at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; through a crank; at the end of a rope; or through a millstone. 15. that which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.  16. tinge; shade of colour. 17. one of the holes in certain kinds of cheese.
Eye nEgg from Mid-14c., egge, mostly in northern England dialect, from Old Norse egg. This Norse-derived northern word vied in Middle English with native cognates EYE, eai, eir, eyren (pl) from Old English æg, until finally displacing the others after c.1500.
Eye vbTo observe carefully. 2. to view something narrowly, as a document or a phrase in a document. 3. to look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing 4. (obsolete) to appear; to look.
Eye phr"All Eyes On (Something)" - everyone's attention is focused on something. 2. very attentive.
Eye phr"All in My Eye" - not true, humbug.
Eye phr"Apple of One's Eyes" - favorite person; one who is best loved
Eye phr"Be All Eyes" - to observe very closely. 2. give strict attention to.
Eye phr"Be An Eye Opener" - be a surprise.
Eye phr"Be Easy/Eathly on the Eye" - be visually attractive.
Eye phr"Be Eyewash" - be nonsense.
Eye phr"Before One's Eyes" - immediately in front of one. 2. in one's direct vision.
Eye phr"Be In the Eye of the Storm" - ve at the centre of a controversy.
Eye phr"By the Eye" - in abundance.
Eye phr"Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth" - the belief that if someone does something wrong, that person should be punished by having the same thing done to them.
Eye phr"Eye(s) of a Ship" - the foremost part in the bows of a ship.
Eye phr"Eye of the Needle" - the small gap in a needle, with just enough space for a thread to pass through
Eye phr"Eye of the Beholder" - that different people find different sights are pleasing or beautiful.
Eye phr"Eye of the Day" - Sun
Eye phr"Eye of Heaven" -Sun.
Eye phr"Eye of the Morning" - Sun.
Eye phr"Eye of the Night" - Star
Eye phr"Eye of the Storm" - a period of time when conditions are calm. However, this doesn't mean the storm is over; often worse weather is to come.
Eye phr"Eye Up" - to examine closely something coveted.
Eye phr"Eye and Up and Down" - view somebody with doubt and suspicion.
Eye phr"For Your Eyes Only" - that only one person is allowed to see.
Eye phr"Get One Eye In" - become familiar with a situation.
Eye phr"Give One's Tooth for" - a person would very much like to achieve some objective.
Eye phr"Give Somebody the Evil Eye" - give somebody a threatening, malicious look.
Eye phr"Give Somebody the Glad Eye" - flirt with somebody.
Eye phr"Half an Eye" - having very imperfect sight; a careless glance.
Eye phr"Hang On By The Eyelids" - to have only a slender hold.
Eye phr"Have a Drop in One's Eyes" - to be slightly intoxicated.
Eye phr"Have a Good Eye for" - be a good judge of some one's qualities.
Eye phr"Have an Eye to" - to pay particular attention, regard to, to watch closely.
Eye phr"Have Eyes Greater than One's Belly" - greedy.
Eye phr"Have Eyes for" - be interested in. 2. wish to acquire.
Eye phr"Have Eyes in the Back of One' Head" - be aware of something one should apparently not know about.
Eye phr"Have One's Eyes about One" - be alert, watchful.
Eye phr"Have One's Eyes Opened" - to be made aware of something important. 2. to stare with astonishment.
Eye phr"Have Stars in One's Eyes" - for emotional rather than rational reason be ecstatic.
Eye phr'Hit Right Between the Eyes" - be brutally frank.
Eye phr"Hit the Bull's Eyes" - make the correct decision.
Eye phr"In One's Mind Eye" - using a vivid imagination.
Eye phr"In Someone's Eyes" - in one's imagination.
Eye phr"In the Blink of an Eye" - instantly, in a second.
Eye phr"In the Eye of the Wind" - a direction opposed to the wind.
Eye phr"In the Eyes Of" - in the point of view of the community, church, law.
Eye phr"In the Twinkling of an Eye" - immediately, quickly.
Eye phr"Keep an Eye On" - fig. to watch someone or something. 2. keep a close watch on.
Eye phr"Keep an Eye Open" - to remain alert, or on the look out for, to things happened about you.
Eye phr"Keep a Weather Eye Open/out for" - to stay alert to weather conditions, esp. changes without it fully occupying your full attention.
Eye phr"Keep One's Eyes In" - remain in form, practice.
Eye phr"Lay an eye On" - to have sight of.
Eye phr"Make Eyes At" - look amorously or flirtatiously at. 2. make appealing glances at; ogle.
Eye phr"Meet Somebody's Eyes" - look at somebody face to face.
Eye phr"More Than Meets the Eye" - more than i simmediately obvious.
Eye phr"Mote In Someone's Eye" - a fault in another person which is trifling in comparison to an unrecognized major fault in oneself.
Eye phr"My Eyes Draw Straws" - I am, or I feel, sleepy.
Eye phr"Not All Are Asleep Who have their Eyes Shut" - many people lack awareness and mental alertness.
Eye phr"Not to Believe One's Eyes" - doubt the credibility of something unusual.
Eye phr"One in the Eye for" - a disappointment, rejection or setback.
Eye phr"Open Someone's Eyes" - alert another person to the truth of something.
Eye phr"Pipe An Eye at" - to weep.
Eye phr"Pull the Wool Over Someone's Eyes" - to deceive or deliberately mislead another person.
Eye phr"Put One's Eyes Together" - to go to sleep.
Eye phr"Raise One's Eyes" - loop upwards; often surreptitiously.
Eye phr"Run an Eye Over" - look at superficially, quickly.
Eye phr"See Eye to Eye" - be in full agreement.
Eye phr"See (Something) with Only Half an Eye open" - sum up a matter instantly. 2. see something that is obvious.
Eye phr"See With One's Eyes Shut" - easily, with little effort; as 'do with one's eyes shut'.
Eye phr"See With One's Own Eyes" - witness personally.
Eye phr"Shut One's Eyes to Something" - to deliberately take no notice of something, especially in dereliction of one's duty.
Eye phr'Sight for Sore Eyes" - to be something welcome.
Eye phr"The Eyes Are a Windor to the Soul" - The eyes really are a window to the soul, according to scientists. Patterns in the iris can give an indication of whether we are warm and trusting or neurotic and impulsive, research has found.
Eye phr"Through the Eyes of" - from somebody else's viewpoint.
Eye phr"Throw Dust in Somebody's Eyes" - to deceive a person by presenting inaccurate or misleading information.
Eye phr"Turn a Blind Eye (to Something)" - pretend something obvious does not exist.
Eye phr"Up to One's Eyes In" - mortgaged, in deep debt. 2. deeply engaged or involved in; very busy.
Eye phr"Wipe One's Eye" - take the conceit out of.
Eye phr"With an Eye Towards (Doing Something)" - with an intention that something particular be done. 2. with an eventual aim.
Eye phr"With One's Eye On" - directing one's attention partly to.
Eye phr"With One's Eyes Wide Open" - fully conscious of the ramifications or consequences..
Eye-bath nA small glass or vessel for applying lotion.
Eye beam nA glance of an eye.
Eye-black nMascara.
Eye blink vbA blink. 2. a second (in time).
Eye-bree nEyelash
Eyebright adjClear and alertness of eye.
Eye brow nEyebrow: the arch of hair above each eye; eyebrow, brow, supercilium. 2. the brow or hairy arch above the eye
Eye-browed adjHaving eyebrows.
Eye-browless adjWithout eyebrows
Eye-browlike adjLike or resembling an eyebrow.
Eyecare nCare and treatment of the eye.
Eyed adjHaving eyes; having eye like spots. 2. having a specific kind or number of eyes
Eyeful nA long steady look. 2. visually striking person or thing. 3. anything thrown or blown into the eye.
Eyedness nThe quality of having a dominant eye - one eye used more tahn the other. 2. the state or quality of having a particular type of eye or eyes.
Eye door nWindow.; windor; eyethirl.
Eye-glass nA lens for correcting or assisting defective sight. 2. a pair of spectacles held in the hand or kept in position on the nose by means of a frame. 4. a small glass vessel for applying lotion etc to the eye.
Eyehole nEye socket. 2. window; eyethurl; windor. 3. a hole to look through.
Eyelash n'Lash' not OE., see 'eyebree'.
Eyeless adjHaving no eyes. 2. having no sight; blind.
Eyelessness nA lack of eyes or organ of sight.
Eyelest adjAweless, fearfulness
Eyelid nA thin skinned membrane that covers and moves over it.
Eyelidded adjHaving eyelids (often of a specific kind).
Eyelift nA plastic surgery procedure of the eyes for cosmetic reasons.
Eyelike adjLike or resembling an eye.
Eye-liner nA cosmetic applied as a line round the eye.
Eyely adjVisible or apparent to the eye. 2. evident, obvious.
Eyely advObviously, evidently, apparently.
Eye-minded adjDisposed to perceive one's environment in visual terms and to recall sights more vividly than sounds.
Eye-mindedness nThe condition of being eye-minded.
Eye-opener nAn experience or event that reveals, enlightens, or informs; something that causes learning, revelation, realization, or increased awareness. 2. an alcoholic beverage consumed first thing in the morning. A euphemism used by those offering or consuming alcohol in the morning.
Eye-opening adjCausing one suddenly to learn or understand what was not previously known; as, an eye-opening look into the fraudulent behaviour of the local reverend.
Eyer nOne who eyes and looks at another.
Eye rain nTears.
Eye reach nThe range or reach of the eye; eyeshot.
Eye ring nA coloured circle around the eye of a bird. 2. a disclouring around the eyes of a person.
Eyeshade nA type of headgear for shielding the eyes from glaring light, usually consisting of a visor and a headband, more popular among indoor workers in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries than today. 2. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes. 3. a cosmetic product which may be applied to the upper eyelid and to the area near the eye to change skin coloration.
Eye shadow nA make-up that is applied to the eyelids, and below the eyes to give a darker complexion there.
Eye shield nA shield attached to a hood for horses, to prevent them from seeing backwards; a blinder. 2. something worn to shield the eyes, esp. a visor.
Eyesight nVision or faculty of sight. 2. view or range of vision.
Eyeshot nRange of the eye, seeing distance, view
Eyeslit nA slit for looking through a castle wall or helmet.
Eyesome adjPleasant to the eye, fetching, beautiful
Eyes-only adjEspionage of documents, meant to be read, and not discussed by the named recipients; classified. see: ('ears-only')
Eye sore nVisually offensive or ugly thing, esp. a building.
Eye spot nAn eye-like marking on the tail of a peacock, or on the wings of the butterfly or moth.
Eye-spotted adjMarked with eyespots like a peacock's tail or the wings og a butterfly or moth.
Eyestone nEye-agate, a mineral.
Eye string nThe tendon by which the eye is moved.
Eye-sweep nA survey or look around and about with the eye.
Eyethurl nWindow; eye-door, eye-hole; eye-tril
Eye tooth nCanine tooth of the upper of the upper jaw.
Eye wall nA ring of towering thunderstorm where the most severe weather of a cyclone occurs.
Eyewash nA soothing, medicated lotion for the eyes. 2. nonsense, flattery, pretentiousness. 3. a means of creating a deceptive impression of something or someone for appearance only.
Eyewater nTear(s). 2. eye lotion.
Eyeware nManufactured articles of, or , for the eye collectively.
Eyewear nA vision aid or similar device worn over the eyes, such as eyeglasses, contact lenses or ptrotectived googles.
Eye-witness nSomeone who sees an event or incident and report or testify about it.
Eyewitness vbTo be present at an event or incident, and to see it.
Eyewitness phr"One Eyewitness Is Better than Two Hear-so's" - seeing is believing or proof.
Eye worm nA penatode, Loa Loa parasitic on humans and other primates in Central and West Africa.
Eye-worship nAdoration with the eye (only), but not any practical way.
Eye-wright nOne who cures eyes. 2. ophthalmologist, oculist.
Eyey adjFull of eyes.
Eyot nA little island, esp. in a river or lake.
Eyoty adjLike, resembling or pertaining to a small island or isle.
Eyren nEgg from Mid-14c., egge, mostly in northern England dialect, from Old Norse egg. This Norse-derived northern word vied in Middle English with native cognates eye, eai, eir, eyren (pl) from Old English æg, until finally displacing the others after c.1500.
Eythe nA harrow
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