noun, plural eyes, (Archaic) ey·en or eyne.
- the bud of a potato, Jerusalem artichoke, etc.
- a small, contrastingly colored part at the center of a flower.
verb (used with object), eyed, ey·ing or eye·ing.
verb (used without object), eyed, ey·ing or eye·ing.
- to want no other person or thing but: She was always surrounded by admirers, but she had eyes only for Harry.
- to see, or view, or desire to see only.
Origin of eye
Examples from the Web for eyeing
As he relishes his triumph, a larger, grinning version of the man materializes in the background, eyeing his prey.‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing|Marlow Stern|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of the possible Democrats eyeing the field, the one that seems to have the Clintionistas most worried is Elizabeth Warren.
He raised the device in front of his face, eyeing it suspiciously from behind his Eugene Levy eyebrows.
Brooke would not say if Chalabi was eyeing the top job himself.
They had come up from playing downstairs when they had heard the strange voices, and now they were eyeing the older boys.
He started crunching the crackers with avidity, eyeing me furtively all the time as I stood at the telephone.The Red Symbol|John Ironside
The latter had been eyeing his host keenly for a moment or two.The History of Pendennis|William Makepeace Thackeray
Hunter, eyeing his commanding officer for an instant, read his mind; he understood and felt a great surge of sympathy for Darrin.Dave Darrin and the German Submarines|H. Irving Hancock
"Better not tackle it," said one of the college boys, eyeing the cliff critically.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
Shell be here in a minute, Millicent said, eyeing Barry closely.The Luminous Face|Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for eyeing (1 of 2)
- a modicum of perceptivenessanyone with half an eye can see she's in love
- continuing unobtrusive observation or awarenessthe dog had half an eye on the sheep
- regarding; with reference towith an eye to one's own interests
- with the intention or purpose ofwith an eye to reaching agreement
- with great ease, esp as a result of thorough familiarityI could drive home with my eyes shut
- without being aware of all the facts
verb eyes, eyeing, eying or eyed (tr)
Word Origin for eye
British Dictionary definitions for eyeing (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with eyeing
In addition to the idioms beginning with eye
- eye for an eye, an
- eye opener, an
- eyes are bigger than one's stomach, one's
- eyes in the back of one's head, have
- eyes open, with
- eye to eye
- eye to the main chance, have an
- eye to, with an
- all eyes
- apple of one's eye
- believe one's ears (eyes)
- bird's-eye view
- black eye
- bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
- catch someone's eye
- close one's eyes
- cry one's eyes out
- eagle eye
- easy on the eyes
- evil eye
- feast one's eyes on
- give someone the once-over (eye)
- green-eyed monster
- have an eye for
- have one's eye on
- hit between the eyes
- hit the bull's-eye
- in a pig's eye
- in one's mind's eye
- in the eye of the wind
- in the public eye
- in the twinkling of an eye
- keep an eye on
- keep an eye out
- keep a weather eye
- keep one's eye on the ball
- keep one's eyes open
- lay eyes on
- look someone in the face (eye)
- make eyes at
- more than meets the eye
- my eye
- naked eye
- one eye on
- open one's eyes
- out of the corner of one's eye
private eyepull the wool over someone's eyesrun one's eyes oversee eye to eyesee with half an eyesight for sore eyesstars in one's eyesthrow dust in someone's eyesturn a blind eyeup to one's ears (eyes)with an eye towith one's eyes openwithout batting an eye.