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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
eye (noun)
1.
a) a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight , especially the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull
b) all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows
c) (1) the faculty of seeing with eyes
(2) the faculty of intellectual or aesthetic perception or appreciation - an eye for beauty
(3) skill or ability dependent upon eyesight - a batter with a good eye
d) - look glance cast an eager eye
e) (1) an attentive look - kept an eye on his valuables
(2) - attention notice caught his eye
(3) close observation - scrutiny works under the eye of her boss in the public eye
f) - point of view judgment beauty is in the eye of the beholder often used in plural an offender in the eyes of the law
2.
something having an appearance suggestive of an eye as
a) the hole through the head of a needle
b) a usually circular marking (as on a peacock's tail)
c) - loop , especially a loop or catch to receive a hook
d) an undeveloped bud (as on a potato)
e) an area like a hole in the center of a tropical cyclone marked by only light winds or complete calm with no precipitation
f) the center of a flower especially when differently colored or marked , specifically the disk of a composite
g) (1) a triangular piece of beef cut from between the top and bottom of a round
(2) the chief muscle of a chop
(3) a compact mass of muscular tissue usually embedded in fat in a rib or loin cut of meat
h) a device (as a photoelectric cell) that functions in a manner analogous to human vision
3.
something central - center the eye of the problem Norman Mailer
4.
the direction from which the wind is blowing
eye (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) (1) to fix the eyes on look at - they eyed him suspiciously
(2) - contemplate consider eyeing the choices
b) to watch or study closely - eyeing changes in the stock market
2.
intransitive verb
to furnish with an eye obsolete - seem look
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
eye (noun)
1.
a circular strip
SYNONIMS:
band, circle, eye, hoop, loop, round
RELATED WORDS:
belt, cincture, collar, girdle; wreath; annulet, becket, coil, curl, furl, hank, spiral, spire, twirl, whorl
eye (noun)
2.
a state of being aware
SYNONIMS:
advertence, advertency, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, ear, eye, heed, knowledge, mindfulness, note, notice, observance, observation
RELATED WORDS:
hyperawareness, hyperconsciousness; advisement, care, concern, consideration, regard, watch; apprehension, discernment, grasp, mind, perception, recognition, thought, understanding
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, neglect, obliviousness, unawareness
eye (noun)
3.
a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
SYNONIMS:
axis, base, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, eye, focus, ground zero, heart, hub, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seat
RELATED WORDS:
headquarters; happy hunting ground, hive, hotbed, hot spot, playground, playland; kernel, nub, pith; deep, thick; essence, quintessence, soul; attraction, lodestone ( loadstone), magnet, polestar
eye (noun)
4.
an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge
SYNONIMS:
belief, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment ( judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, view
RELATED WORDS:
say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterview
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fact, truth
eye (noun)
5.
an instance of looking especially briefly
SYNONIMS:
cast, eye, gander, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, regard, sight, view
RELATED WORDS:
gape, gaze, glare, leer, ogle, stare; side-glance; squinny, squint; coup d'oeil
eye (noun)
6.
the ability to see
SYNONIMS:
eye, sight, vision
RELATED WORDS:
myopia, nearsightedness; farsightedness, hypermetropia, hyperopia, presbyopia; aniseikonia, astigmatism, diplopia, squint, strabismus; double vision
eye (noun)
7.
a fixed intent look
SYNONIMS:
aspect, eye, gape, regard, scrutiny, stare
RELATED WORDS:
glare, glower; contemplation, fixation; attention, observance, observation, surveillance, watch; examination, inspection, perusal, study, survey
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blink [], flash, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, sight, stime []; oeillade, ogle; browse, scan
eye (verb)
1.
to keep one's eyes on
SYNONIMS:
eye, follow, observe
RELATED WORDS:
behold, look, perceive, regard, see, view; gape, gawk, gaze, glare, goggle, look on, peer, rubberneck, stare; guard, wake, ward; bird-dog, monitor, study; spy; espy, glance, glimpse, peek, peep
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blink, wink
eye (verb)
2.
to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
SYNONIMS:
behold, catch, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, witness
RELATED WORDS:
identify, make out, pick out, pick up; attend (to), consider, heed, mark, mind; study, watch; examine, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey; glance (at), glimpse, peer (at)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over; miss, overlook
eye (verb)
3.
to give serious and careful thought to
SYNONIMS:
chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)
RELATED WORDS:
muse (upon), reflect (on upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about over), dwell (on upon), fixate (on upon), fret (about over), obsess (about over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh ( pooh), reject
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