Eye - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |aɪ|  American pronunciation of the word eye
Brit.  |aɪ|  British pronunciation of the word eye


- the organ of sight (syn: oculus, optic)
- good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
- attention to what is seen
- an area that is approximately central within some larger region(syn: center, centre, heart, middle)
- a small hole or loop (as in a needle)


- look at (syn: eyeball)


Her eyes slowly became accustomed to the dark.

He wears a patch over one eye.

I have something in my eye.

Only a trained eye can tell the difference between the original painting and a good copy.

For decorating, they rely on her discerning eye.

He has an artist's eye for color.

He reviewed the proposal with a jaundiced eye.

The biographer cast a cold eye on the artist's life.

I saw someone eyeing me from across the street.

...a lot of his backyard bird watching was spent eyeing the squirrels as they depleted the bird feeder of seeds...

The meteor could be seen with the naked eye.

He has an artist's eye.

It was a sight for sore eyes.

The shopkeeper eyed the cheque with doubt.

All the men eyed the beautiful girl with interest.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: eye
he/she/it: eyes
present participle: eyeing or eying
past tense: eyed
past participle: eyed
singular: eye
plural: eyes
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