[ shahrp-ahyd ]
See synonyms for sharp-eyed on
  1. having keen sight or perception.

Origin of sharp-eyed

First recorded in 1660–70

Words Nearby sharp-eyed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sharp-eyed in a sentence

  • Then, a sharp-eyed woman pointed out a ladder leaning against a tree on the side of the pond.

  • They were sharp-eyed, athletic-looking men, whose appearance on the island boded no good to one Craigie, alias Kemble.

    The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
  • They knew that the Pawnees were constantly moving about the plain, and they feared that some sharp-eyed scout might discover them.

    Three Sioux Scouts | Elmer Russell Gregor
  • The Provost-Sergeant had been watching them, at the instigation of a sharp-eyed, clerkly-looking man in semi-uniform.

  • He faced a tall, sharp-eyed man, who was in his shirt sleeves.

    From Farm to Fortune | Horatio Alger Jr.
  • He was in no condition to meet that sharp-eyed, quick-tongued lady!

    The Calico Cat | Charles Miner Thompson

British Dictionary definitions for sharp-eyed


  1. having very good eyesight

  2. observant or alert

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