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/ a瑟 /
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noun, plural eyes, (Archaic) ey路en [ahy-uhn] /藞a瑟 蓹n/ or eyne [ahyn]. /a瑟n/.
verb (used with object), eyed, ey路ing or eye路ing.
verb (used without object), eyed, ey路ing or eye路ing.
Obsolete. to appear to the eye.
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Origin of eye

First recorded before 900; Middle English eie, ie, Old English 膿ge, variant of 膿age; cognate with German Auge, Icelandic auga; akin to Latin oculus 鈥渆ye,鈥 Greek 峁損s 鈥渆ye, face, countenance鈥 and opt贸s 鈥渟een, visible,鈥 Sanskrit ak峁, Lithuanian ak矛s, and Slavic (Polish ) oko, all meaning 鈥渆ye鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM eye

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH eye

aye, eye , I
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How to use eye in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for eye (1 of 2)

eye1
/ (a瑟) /

noun
verb eyes, eyeing, eying or eyed (tr)
to look at carefully or warily
Also: eye up to look at in a manner indicating sexual interest; ogle
See also eyes

Derived forms of eye

eyeless, adjectiveeyelike, adjective

Word Origin for eye

Old English 膿age; related to Old Norse auga, Old High German ouga, Sanskrit aksi

British Dictionary definitions for eye (2 of 2)

eye2
/ (a瑟) /

noun
another word for nye
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Medical definitions for eye

eye
[ 墨 ]

n.
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 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 American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for eye

eye
[ 墨 ]

Anatomy The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
Zoology An organ in invertebrates that is sensitive to light. See more at compound eye eyespot.
Botany A bud on a tuber, such as a potato.
Meteorology The relatively calm area at the center of a hurricane or similar storm. See more at hurricane.
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Cultural definitions for eye

eye

The organ of sight. Some of its parts are the cornea, iris, lens, optic nerve, pupil, and retina.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright 漏 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Other Idioms and Phrases with eye

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