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 eyes
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
She jumps on his back, mock-choking him and covering his eyes.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.
He closed his eyes, imagining the virgins, imagining away the pain in his head and groin.
In Rwanda, as we watched the young fathers hold their babies, we saw a contented look in their eyes.
His eyelids droop slightly, but his eyes are keen and his expression astute.Loyalties (Fifth Series Plays)|John Galsworthy
Her eyes might find no blemish in his person, and Love knocked upon her heart, requiring her to love, since her time had come.French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France|Marie de France
He sat silent—his eyes downcast—a tired and haggard look on his face.Macleod of Dare|William Black
His whole nervous system became affected, and it was apparent even to his daughter's eyes, that he was a very unhappy man.How It All Came Round|L. T. Meade
I turned my eyes in the direction I expected to see the horses.Snow Shoes and Canoes|William H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for eyes (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for eyes (2 of 3)
- 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)
Derived Formseyeless, adjectiveeyelike, adjective
Word Origin for eye
British Dictionary definitions for eyes (3 of 3)
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Idioms and Phrases with eyes
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.