[ red-ahy ]
/ ˈrɛdˌaɪ /
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noun, plural red·eyes, (especially collectively) red·eye for 1, 2.
any of several fishes having red eyes, as the rock bass.
Also red-eye, red eye .Slang. cheap, strong whiskey.
Redeye, Military. a shoulder-launched U.S. Army surface-to-air missile capable of destroying low-flying aircraft.
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Other definitions for redeye (2 of 2)
[ red-ahy ]
/ ˈrɛdˌaɪ /
the condition of having bloodshot eyes, as from eyestrain or lack of sleep.
Also red eye, redeye .Informal. a commercial airline flight between two distant points that departs late at night and arrives early in the morning.
an unwanted photographic effect in which a person's iris appears to be red: caused by the reflection of a flashbulb off the blood vessels of the retina.
Also redeye .Informal. of or indicating a long-distance flight that leaves late at night: the red-eye special from New York to Los Angeles.
Origin of red-eye
1965–70, for def. 2
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How to use redeye in a sentence
She calls her new post “a red-eye job, given our time difference and the predilection for crisis.”New Pakistan Ambassador Brings Frank Talk to Washington Relations|Eleanor Clift|February 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And, I appreciate the reciprocation of warm nuts and having a decent five hours sleep when I take a red-eye.Who's Missing in First Class?|Lauren Zalaznick|December 11, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Pierre turned round and could discern its red eye dim through the fog.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.|Guy de Maupassant
It was Red-Eye, swaggering down the centre of the run-way and scowling fiercely with his inflamed eyes.
Red-Eye paid no further attention to me, and I was at liberty to whimper and sob to my heart's content.
As their approval and acclamation arose on the air, Red-Eye snarled down at them, and on the instant they were subdued to silence.
Red-Eye sprang out from the wall and finished the last twenty feet through the air.
British Dictionary definitions for redeye (1 of 3)
/ (ˈrɛdˌaɪ) /
US slang inferior whiskey
Canadian slang a drink incorporating beer and tomato juice
another name for rudd
British Dictionary definitions for redeye (2 of 3)
photog an undesirable effect that sometimes appears in flashlight portraits when light from the flash enters the eye and is reflected from the retina on to the film, producing a red colour
British Dictionary definitions for redeye (3 of 3)
- an aeroplane flight leaving late at night or arriving early in the morning
- (as modifier)a red-eye flight
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