eye

[ ahy ]
/ aɪ /

noun, plural eyes, (Archaic) ey·en or eyne.

verb (used with object), eyed, ey·ing or eye·ing.

verb (used without object), eyed, ey·ing or eye·ing.

Obsolete. to appear to the eye.

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Idioms for eye

Origin of eye

before 900; Middle English eie, ie, Old English ēge, variant of ēage; cognate with German Auge; akin to Latin oculus, Greek ṓps, Sanskrit akṣi

OTHER WORDS FROM eye

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH eye

aye eye I
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British Dictionary definitions for shut one's eyes to (1 of 2)

eye1
/ () /

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 ēage; related to Old Norse auga, Old High German ouga, Sanskrit aksi

British Dictionary definitions for shut one's eyes to (2 of 2)

eye2
/ () /

noun

another word for nye
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Medical definitions for shut one's eyes to

eye
[ ī ]

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.
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Scientific definitions for shut one's eyes to

eye
[ ī ]

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 shut one's eyes to

eye

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

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Idioms and Phrases with shut one's eyes to (1 of 2)

shut one's eyes to

see close one's eyes to.

Idioms and Phrases with shut one's eyes to (2 of 2)

eye

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