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Eye nCirca. 1200, from Old Norse auga, Old English ege (Mercian), eage (West Saxon) "eye; region around the eye; apperture, hole," from Proto-Germanic *augon (cognates: Old Saxon aga, Old Frisian age, Swedish öga, Danish øie. Middle English eye, ee, from Old English ēaġe ‎(“eye”),(plural eyes or eyen (obsolete). 2. an organ through which animals see. 3. the visual sense. 4. attention, notice, that pretty girl caught his eye. 5. the ability to notice what others might miss, 'as an eye for talent'. 6. a meaningful stare or look. 7. private eye: a privately hired detective or investigator.  8. a hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed. 9.a fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook or the passage of a cord or line. 10. the relatively clear and calm center of a hurricane or other such storm. 11. mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling a human eye. 12. the dark spot on a black-eyed pea. 13. the reproductive bud in a potato. 14. a loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc. — e.g. at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; through a crank; at the end of a rope; or through a millstone. 15. that which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.  16. tinge; shade of colour. 17. one of the holes in certain kinds of cheese.
Eye vbTo observe carefully. 2. to view something narrowly, as a document or a phrase in a document. 3. to look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing 4. (obsolete) to appear; to look.
Eye phr"By the Eye" - in abundance.
Eye phr"Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth" - the belief that if someone does something wrong, that person should be punished by having the same thing done to them.
Eye phr"Eye of the Needle" - the small gap in a needle, with just enough space for a thread to pass through
Eye phr"Eye of the Beholder" - that different people find different sights are pleasing or beautiful.
Eye phr"Eye of the Day" - Sun
Eye phr"Eye of Heaven" -Sun.
Eye phr"Eye of the Morning" - Sun.
Eye phr"Eye of the Night" - Star
Eye phr"Eye of the Storm" - a period of time when conditions are calm. However, this doesn't mean the storm is over; often worse weather is to come.
Eye phr"Eye Up" - to examine closely something coveted.
Eye phr"For Your Eyes Only" - that only one person is allowed to see.
Eye phr"Half an Eye" - having very imperfect sight; a careless glance.
Eye phr"Have an Eye to" - to pay particular attention to, to watch closely.
Eye phr"Have One's Eyes Opened" - to be made aware of something important. 2. to stare with astonishment.
Eye phr"In the Eye of the Wind" - a direction opposed to the wind.
Eye phr"Keep an Eye On" - fig. to watch someone or something.
Eye phr"Keep an Eye Open" - to remain alert to things happened about you.
Eye phr"Keep a Weather Eye Open" - to stay alert to weather conditions, esp. changes without it fully occupying your full attention.
Eye phr"My Eyes Draw Straws" - I am, or I feel, sleepy.
Eye phr"Put One's Eyes Together" - to go to sleep.
Eye phr"The Eyes Are a Windor to the Soul" - The eyes really are a window to the soul, according to scientists. Patterns in the iris can give an indication of whether we are warm and trusting or neurotic and impulsive, research has found.
Eye phr"Up to the Eyes" - mortgaged, in deep debt.
Eye beam nA glance of an eye.
Eye blink vbA blink. 2. a second (in time).
Eye-bree nEyelash
Eyebright adjClear
Eye brow nEyebrow: the arch of hair above each eye; eyebrow, brow, supercilium.

2. the brow or hairy arch above the eye

Eye-browed adjHaving eyebrows.
Eye-browless adjWithout eyebrows
Eye-browlike adjLike or resembling an eyebrow.
Eyecare nCare and treatment of the eye.
Eyed adjHaving eyes; having eye like spots. 2. having a specific kind or number of eyes
Eyedness nThe quality of having a dominant eye - one eye used more tahn the other. 2. the state or quality of having a particular type of eye or eyes.
Eye door nWindow.; windor; eyethirl.
Eyehole nEye socket. 2. window; eyethurl; windor
Eyelash n'Lash' not OE., see 'eyebree'.
Eyeless adjHaving no eyes. 2. having no sight; blind.
Eyelessness nA lack of eyes or organ of sight.
Eyelest adjAweless, fearfulness
Eyelid nA thin skinned membrane that covers and moves over it.
Eyelidded adjHaving eyelids (often of a specific kind).
Eyelift nA plastic surgery procedure of the eyes for cosmetic reasons.
Eyelike adjLike or resembling an eye.
Eyely adjVisible or apparent to the eye. 2. evident, obvious.
Eyely advObviously, evidently, apparently.
Eye-opener nAn experience or event that reveals, enlightens, or informs; something that causes learning, revelation, realization, or increased awareness. 2. an alcoholic beverage consumed first thing in the morning. A euphemism used by those offering or consuming alcohol in the morning.
Eye-opening adjCausing one suddenly to learn or understand what was not previously known; as, an eye-opening look into the fraudulent behaviour of the local reverend.
Eyer nOne who eyes and looks at another.
Eye reach nThe range or reach of the eye; eyeshot.
Eye ring nA coloured circle around the eye of a bird. 2. a disclouring around the eyes of a person.
Eyeshade nA type of headgear for shielding the eyes from glaring light, usually consisting of a visor and a headband, more popular among indoor workers in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries than today. 2. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes. 3. a cosmetic product which may be applied to the upper eyelid and to the area near the eye to change skin coloration.
Eye shadow nA make-up that is applied to the eyelids, and below the eyes to give a darker complexion there.
Eye shield nA shield attached to a hood for horses, to prevent them from seeing backwards; a blinder. 2. something worn to shield the eyes, esp. a visor.
Eyesight nVision or faculty of sight. 2. view or range of vision.
Eyeshot nRange of the eye, seeing distance, view
Eyeslit nA slit for looking through a castle wall or helmet.
Eyesome adjPleasant to the eye, fetching, beautiful
Eyes-only adjEspionage of documents, meant to be read, and not discussed by the named recipients; classified. see: ('ears-only')
Eye spot nAn eye-like marking on the tail of a peacock, or on the wings of the butterfly or moth.
Eye-spotted adjMarked with eyespots like a peacock's tail or the wings og a butterfly or moth.
Eyestone nEye-agate, a mineral.
Eyestrain nTiredness or pain in the eyes, sometimes accompanied by headache, and caused by excessive or improper use of the eyes, or unconnected defects of vision.
Eye string nThe tendon by which the eye is moved.
Eye-sweep nA survey or look around and about with the eye.
Eyethurl nWindow; eye-door, eye-hole; eye-tril
Eye tooth nCanine tooth of the upper of the upper jaw.
Eye wall nA ring of towering thunderstorm where the most severe weather of a cyclone occurs.
Eyewash nA soothing, medicated lotion for the eyes. 2. nonsense, flattery, pretentiousness. 3. a means of creating a deceptive impression of something or someone for appearance only.
Eyewater nTear(s). 2.
Eyeware nManufactured articles of, or , for the eye collectively.
Eyewear nA vision aid or similar device worn over the eyes, such as eyeglasses, contact lenses or ptrotectived googles.
Eye-witness nSomeone who sees an event or incident and report or testify about it.
Eyewitness vbTo be present at an event or incident, and to see it.
Eye-worship nAdoration with the eye (only), but not any practical way.
Eye-wright nOne who cures eyes. 2. ophthalmologist, oculist.
Eyey adjFull of eyes.
Eyot nA little island, esp. in a river or lake.
Eyoty adjLike, resembling or pertaining to a small island or isle.
Eythe nA harrow

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