- 1Each of a pair of globular organs of sight in the head of humans and vertebrate animals: my cat is blind in one eye closing her eyes, she tried to relaxMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They believe the optic nerve in short sighted eyes might be more vulnerable to computer stress.
- Kiri is registered blind after inheriting an eye disease from partially sighted Daphne.
- This is beyond the capacity of the human eye, which may explain why so many offside decisions are controversial
- 1.1The visual or light-detecting organ of many invertebrate animals that corresponds to the eye of humans and vertebrate animals.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- We know the first animal to have an eye was a trilobite that was a predator as well.
- As in all arthropods, the eye surface had to be molted along with the rest of the hard exoskeleton.
- Daphnia magna has a light-sensitive eye, meaning that the eye will track a moving light source.
- 1.2The region of the face surrounding the eyes: her eyes were swollen with cryingMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The children were constantly coughing, had runny noses, and their eyes would swell up.
- I'd left my hat in Atlanta and one of my eyes was already swelling from the beating.
- His shoulder was scratched, his body aches all over and his eyes are slightly swollen.
- 1.3Used to refer to someone’s power of vision and in descriptions of the direction of someone’s gaze: his sharp eyes had missed nothingMás ejemplos en oraciones
eyesight, vision, sight, power of sight, faculty of sight, ability to see, power of seeing, powers of observation, observation, perception, visual perceptionwatch, observance, lookout, gaze, stare, regard; observation, surveillance, vigilance, view, notice, contemplation, examination, inspection, study, scrutiny
- The secret appears to be: keep costs low, have cred and employ editors with wit and sharp eyes.
- Bless our eyes with vision, that we may see our lives and the life that you give us.
- Tearing my eyes away from this vision of male pulchritude, I notice yet another Gable.
- 1.4Used to refer to someone’s opinion or attitude towards something: in the eyes of his younger colleagues, Mr Arnett was an eccentric to European eyes, it may seem that the city is overcrowdedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- For it is in the essence of his behaviour that he should be eccentric, unconventional and rash in the eyes of public opinion.
- Secondly, how would a customer be viewed in the eyes of the public?
- Internal working models of the self are opinions about how one is viewed in the eyes of others.
The basic components of the vertebrate eye are a transparent cornea, an adjustable iris, a lens for focusing, a sensitive retina lining the back of the eye, and a clear fluid- or jelly-filled centre. The most primitive animals only have one or two eyespots, while many other invertebrates have several simple eyes or a pair of compound eyes
- 2A thing resembling an eye in appearance, shape, or relative position, in particular:Más ejemplos en oraciones
- In that box are six infrared eyes logging the position of your features so it can build up a picture of your mug.
- Position and glue eyes into place behind the windows in each of the copper shapes.
- On a size ten hook, like the one that I have used, that will be about 5mm behind the eye of the hook.
- 2.1A rounded eye-like marking on an animal, such as those on the tail of a peacock; an eyespot.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Chestnut eyes spotted her trademark wings and he carefully made his way over to her.
- The train feathers have a series of eyes that are best seen when the tail is fanned.
- It is pleased when others look at the eyes on its tail feathers; it pulls them all together in a cluster for this purpose.
- 2.2A round, dark spot on a potato from which a new shoot can grow: withered potatoes sprouting at the eyesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The eyes and even sprouting potatoes are safe to use but they may not keep well.
- However, as we've just said, roots don't have buds, and that's exactly what you see sprouting on the potato, arising from the potato's eyes.
- 2.3The centre of a flower, especially when distinctively coloured: delicate flowers of light blue colour, with white or yellow eyesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- As he stared into the eyes of the flower bud, memories began to flood within his own.
- Each eye forms a cluster of roots, and furnishes a very fine stock, which is taken up after winter.
- Each flower eye has expanded to the familiar pineapple-like criss-cross pattern.
- 2.4 (also eye of the storm or eye of the hurricane) The calm region at the centre of a storm or hurricane: the smaller the eye, the more intense the windsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- In this context, summer can seem merely like the brief and insignificant calm in the eye of the hurricane.
- Why can't we come up with solutions to try and disrupt the eye of the hurricane somehow?
- And in the course of the afternoon, meteorologists tell us the eye of the hurricane will start to pass over this island itself.
- 2.5 (eyes) Nautical The extreme forward part of a ship: it was hanging in the eyes of the shipMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Access to the quarters below was down a cuddy or slide just forward of the foremast, the crew's quarters being forward in the eyes of the ship.
- Passengers are normally allowed into the "eyes" of the ship and this will give you an unrestricted view ahead.
- 3The small hole in a needle through which the thread is passed: strands of glass tiny enough to pass through the eye of a needleMás ejemplos en oraciones
- That's when I looked at the top point of a star and realized that a tiny hole, barely larger then the eye of a needle, had been placed in it.
- Passes were threaded together and some of them would have gone through the eye of a needle.
- An army of tiny red eyes met him, none larger than the eye of a needle.
- 3.1A small metal loop into which a hook is fitted as a fastener on a garment.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The need to match hook size to line diameter is less of a problem with eyes hooks as the knot has more metal to stop it coming loose.
- Secondly, the hook can be fastened with a loop so that the lask end of the strip can be trapped against the eye of the hook with the loop.
- They were fastened down the front with buttons or with or with hooks and eyes.
- 3.2 Nautical A loop at the end of a rope, especially one at the top end of a shroud or stay.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- This can be used to clear clogged hook eyes, bad casting knots and back lashes.
- The double overhand knot is tied through the eye of the hook and of the swivel, then secured with either a single or double crimp.
- Having a permanently fixed loop (eye splice) on a rope-end removes the need to tie and then untie a knot each time you wish to use it.
- 4South African The source of a spring or river.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Later that year, after an earthquake, a new spring eye burst open, bringing to the surface fossils and stone tools.
- This is one of many river eyes in the area.
verbo (eyes, eyeing or eying, eyed)[with object] Volver al principio
- 1Look at closely or with interest: Rose eyed him warilyMás ejemplos en oraciones
look at, see, observe, view, gaze at, gaze upon, stare at, scan, regard, contemplate, survey, inspect, examine, scrutinize, study, consider, glance at, take a glance at; watch, keep an eye on, keep under observation, keep watch on, keep under scrutiny, keep under surveillance, monitor, watch like a hawk, keep a weather eye on; spy on• informal have/take a gander at, have a squint at, get a load of, give someone/something a once-over, check out, gawp at, size up, keep a beady eye on, keep tabs on, keep a tab onBritish • informal have/take a butcher's at, have/take a dekko at, have/take a shufti at, clockNorth American • informal eyeball• literary behold• rare twig, surveil
- The tender stood there polishing a unique-looking shot glass, eying the newcomers closely.
- After eying them closely from the distance, they began to approach closer.
- As it poured incessantly out of him, he noticed a bull across the field eyeing him interestingly.
- 1.1 (eye someone up) • informal Look at someone in a way that reveals a particular, especially sexual, interest: Margot saw the women eyeing up her boyfriendMás ejemplos en oraciones
- So when this outgoing, funny, handsome man from the New York office joined our department briefly, I eyed him up with some interest.
- That means they are eyeing you up for credit value before naming their price.
- I was there one night with my friend Tracy, we were a bit of an icon in those days, and Dave and his mate were eyeing us up, but we both fancied his friend.
all eyes are on ——
- Used to convey that a particular person or thing is currently the focus of public interest: over the next few weeks all eyes will be on the poundMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Goals are vital and strikers like her are the premium currency, with all eyes focused on them after a successful foray.
- Mirwaiz said all eyes are now focused on the unity moves and people are keenly watching the developments.
- Dinner in the St. Petersburg Hotel's large restaurant came to a halt as all eyes focused on the television.
be all eyes
- Be watching eagerly and attentively.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Trotting alongside her mother as a youngster whenever she was at her mother's office, Aleksandra was all eyes for the designs, colours and materials.
- There were also many other performance and visual artists as well as film and video, I was all eyes and ears.
- ‘This time we even noticed Philip who looked like he'd just come out of a bath… before we must have been all eyes for the Queen‘. he wrote.’
before (or in front of or under) one's (very) eyes
- Right in front of one (used for emphasis): he saw his life’s work destroyed before his very eyesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Then she climbed up to the top of my head and lay sprawled there, her chin on my forehead and front paws hanging in front of my eyes.
- There has never been a day quite like September 11, a day on which history ran before our eyes, recorded live for the television.
- I've been hooked to my TV set over the last ten days, eagerly awaiting the latest developments happening live before my very eyes.
cannot take one's eyes off
- Be unable to stop looking at someone or something because they are so interesting, attractive, etc.: I’m telling you, I couldn’t take my eyes off of himMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Nestling comfortably in their little cardboard cellophane-wrapped homes, they're like an accident you can't take your eyes off.
- Carlos has incredible charisma onstage; you can't take your eyes off him.
- The best review I ever got read, "You can't take your eyes off the screen."
clap (or lay or set) eyes on
- • informal See: I’d never clapped eyes on the guy beforeMás ejemplos en oraciones
see, observe, notice, spot, sight, have sight of, spy, catch sight of, glimpse, catch/get a glimpse of, make out, discern, perceive, pick out, detectsee, spot, observe, regard, notice, catch sight of, view, perceive, discern, spy• informal clap/set eyes on, clock
- It was the most amazing sight Meg had ever laid eyes on.
- At this point in my lesson I had not set eyes on as much as a rotor, and did not fully comprehend where my instructor was coming from, but it wasn't long before the penny began to drop.
- As they pulled out, families rushed to the border fence to see relatives they had not set eyes on since 1948.
close (or shut) one's eyes to
- Refuse to acknowledge (something unpleasant): he couldn’t close his eyes to the truth—he had cancerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- If we refuse than God closes his eyes to us forever.
- What a pity that so many writers who, in other circumstances, are optimists about human progress, should shut their eyes to what is happening.
- But the mere fact that she shut her eyes to what you regard as the obvious is not enough.
an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
- Used to refer to the belief that retaliation in kind is the appropriate way to deal with an offence or crime: other people took his wife, he took the wives of others—it was an eye for an eye[with biblical allusion to Exod. 21: 24]Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Revenge should never play a part in a modern justice system, I am hoping that we as a race are beyond that by now, that we have grown up a little since the Bible days of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
- ‘‘If we practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.’
- His laws were very cruel and were based on the principle of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
the eye of the wind
- The direction from which the wind is blowing: he swung the boat into the eye of the wind a heading of up to 75° from the wind’s eyeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Now pull yourself and the mast dramatically - say, 30 degrees - into the eye of the wind, swinging the sail up and over your head, and grabbing the boom just near sailing position with your hands shoulder-width apart.
- The conversion into the eye of the wind from wide out was converted by Bernard Robinson.
- Tacking means that you turn the boat into the wind, or the bow through the eye of the wind.
eyes front (or left or right)
- A military command to turn the head in the direction stated: ‘Eyes front!’ he screamed at the men before himMás ejemplos en oraciones
- ‘They come marching by and one kid looks at me, at eyes right, pouring rain, and he looked at me dead in the eye and he winked at me,’ Matthews said.
- Come along children, eyes front, quick march.
- Col. Montee ran down his wish list, while the Lieutenant opted out of politeness to look at the floor, then the ceiling, and finally eyes front on the Colonel.
eyes out on stalks
- Used to emphasize the extreme degree of someone’s eager curiosity: when I read about his arrest my eyes popped out on stalksMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I never expected such a big man to move so quickly, and I must have looked a sight with my jaw on the ground and my eyes out on stalks.
- I felt like my eyes were out on stalks.
- MY EYES ARE ON STALKS FROM BEING UP HALF THE NIGHT FINISHING THIS BOOK!
a ——'s-eye view
- A view from the position or standpoint of a ——: seeing a story from a child’s-eye view See also bird's-eye view, worm's-eye view.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- This gives a bird's eye view of the city and the county of North Yorkshire.
- Our position immediately above Jubilee Square gives a bird's eye view of the yacht basin, the naval activity and panoramic views across False Bay.
get (or keep) one's eye in
- British Become (or remain) able to make good judgements about a task or activity in which one is engaged: I’ve got my eye in now; I’m landing them just where I want themMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Once he got his eye in, he rarely put a foot wrong and got his hands working well, the top hand always in control.
- A batsman can never really get his eye in on such pitches, and there is always the chance of a mean delivery springing up suddenly.
- It's nice to feel wanted by a club, it gets my eye in playing again and I intend to make the most of it.
give someone the eye
- • informal Look at someone with clear sexual interest: this blonde was giving me the eyeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Anyway, we were sitting there and I could see this young girl giving me the eye.
- Through his mirrored sunglasses Michel could see all the girls giving him the eye.
- Even if they're not checking you out and drooling for you, what harm does it do to feel confident and think they're giving you the eye?
half an eye
- Used in reference to a slight degree of perception or attention: he kept half an eye on the house as he workedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- By then, I'd also discovered that, in the process of trying to restore the default settings on my digital camera while keeping half an eye on my oldest daughter, I instead erased the memory card, and all photos of the pumpkin patch.
- I spent most of the afternoon sitting on the grass, with half an eye on the big screen, and in between reading and chatting to people around me.
- I had only half an eye on what was happening, however.
have an eye for
- Be able to recognize, appreciate, and make good judgements about: applicants should have an eye for detailMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail, be able to work independently and as part of a team and most importantly - have a passion for games!
- Music and film are so linked to the fashion world, and you have to have an eye for what's happening next.
- But they have an eye for what is hot and what is not.
have (or keep) one's eye on
- Keep under careful observation: I’ve got my eye on you—any nonsense and you’re for it!Más ejemplos en oraciones
- And we know you keep your eye on that very carefully.
- According to Rutherford, the team had its eye on young center Matthew Stajan in the second round.
- Others saying that it felt good to be home, but they're keeping a very watchful eye on Rita.
- (have one's eye on) Hope or plan to acquire: there was a vacant bishopric which the Dean had his eye onMás ejemplos en oraciones
- With this in mind, Mr Brown will have his eye on making a big splash, hoping to follow up his speech with well-aimed and well-received tax incentives.
- Beck had his eye on the site for years before acquiring it in 1999.
- As for having my eye on ‘the main career chance’, I'm a freelancer, Jack.
have (or with) an eye to
- Have (or having) as one’s objective: with an eye to transatlantic business, he made a deal in New YorkMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Some speculate that the US would go along with such a plan, with an eye to securing good deals for US oil companies in the aftermath and as a way of blocking other groups' ambitions.
- Even more significantly, the president has shown a clear will and intent to deal with some big issues with an eye to the long term, rather than just whatever will get him the easiest path through the next news cycle.
- Yet another thing of value was that the journal helped in dealing with as important a task as training students with an eye to prospects of progress in military affairs.
- Consider (or be considering) prudently: the charity must have an eye to the futureMás ejemplos en oraciones
- You must plant with an eye to how the flowers will look when they bloom.
- It must draft its proposals with an eye to what will play in Parliament, as well as in the Council.
- Businesses with an eye to the future must recognise the needs and the purchasing power of disabled and elderly customers.
have (or with) an eye to (or for or on) the main chance
- Look or be looking for an opportunity to take advantage of a situation for personal gain: a developer with an eye on the main chanceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- So was Pultizer just another savvy, opportunistic American businessman with an eye on the main chance?
- This is exactly the problem with people who always have an eye to the main chance.
- It seems the Libs turned down the opportunity to tag along, but the Nats, always with an eye on the main chance, took up their position with considerable enthusiasm.
have eyes bigger than one's stomach (or belly)
- Have asked for or taken more food than one can actually eat.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Could you imagine the waitress as she comes over to take your order and you have eyes bigger than your stomach?
- There's too much wastage. People have eyes bigger than their stomachs.
(only) have eyes for
- Be (exclusively) interested in or attracted to: he has eyes for no one but youMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Sure, you'll probably run into that person you have eyes for outside their house, but you have no reason to be there, you sociopath.
- Antony, with his dirty blonde hair, green eyes and his fiery temper could have had any girl he wanted, but he had eyes for only one, his on-off girlfriend Daisy.
- I admit he's attractive, BUT I only have eyes for Zack.
have eyes in the back of one's head
- Know what is going on around one even when one cannot see it: you need to have eyes in the back of your head to cope with a two-year-oldMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He didn't have that quality of having eyes in the back of his head.
- You have to have eyes in the back of your head to make sure they are OK.
- ‘These two cars are a bit of a challenge… you need to have eyes in the back of your head when you stop at a station’.
hit someone in the eye (or between the eyes)
- • informal Be very obvious or impressive: he wouldn’t notice talent if it hit him right between the eyesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- ‘When you get to Geraldton there's nothing that hits you in the eye,’ he said.
- The material wreckage just hits you in the eye before you even reach the city limits: pockmarked scattering of half-constructed, vacant high rise buildings.
- It doesn't grow on you, it just hits you between the eyes on first listen and goes, ‘Yeah?’
keep an eye on
- Keep under careful observation: dealers are keeping an eye on the currency marketsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Observers of politics also kept an eye on individuals who might emerge as candidates to be Prime Minister.
- These observers keep an eye on all the activities and make sure that people stay safe.
- Observers said investors should keep an eye on the operating profit excluding the charge.
keep an eye out (or open)
- Look out for something with particular attention: keep an eye out for his carMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Satoshi and Makoto trudged along, keeping an eye out for trouble and watching the shadows dance on the water.
- Oh, Lydia, would you mind keeping an eye out for that damned butler?
- We should keep that question in mind, and keep an eye open for anything later in the dialogue that might shed light on it.
keep one's eyes open (or peeled or British skinned)
- Be on the alert; watch carefully or vigilantly for something: keep your eyes peeled for a phoneboxMás ejemplos en oraciones
- She said: ‘The local community have supported us so well and now we want them to keep their eyes open and to be vigilant.’
- I'll try to keep my eyes open and watch for them for you, but I don't think they'll come.
- But you've just got to keep your eyes open and watch out for the other cars.
make eyes at someone
- Look at someone with clear sexual interest: Doyle was making eyes at the girl, who was extremely prettyMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Even from across the bar, it is clear that she is making eyes at you.
- People are most amused by the girls who constantly flirt with viewers in the street in front of their windows by making eyes at them or dancing lasciviously.
- In all fairness, the crowd wasn't making eyes at me either.
more to someone/thing than meets the eye
- see meet1.
my eye (or all my eye and Betty Martin)
one in the eye for
- A disappointment or setback for (someone or something): this success for Manchester is one in the eye for LondonMás ejemplos en oraciones
- It is certainly one in the eye for the Yorkshire Cricket Academy that a 26-year-old League player should be preferred to either of two cricketers who have both come through Yorkshire's finishing school.
- It's my parent's 43rd wedding anniversary today, which is one in the eye for those who said it wouldn't last.
- I have a proposal that will be one in the eye for those Fat Cats.
open someone's eyes
- Cause someone to realize or discover something: the letter finally opened my eyes to the truthMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The culture they discover will open their eyes to new things and allow them to appreciate the British way of life.
- I think that the Japanese people need to open their eyes and realize that they do not live in this world alone.
- If you can only open your eyes, you will realize that I am addressing you not them.
pull the wool over someone's eyes
- see wool.
see eye to eye
- Be in full agreement: the boss and I do not always see eye to eyeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Developers and the government may not always see eye to eye but they agree on the need to provide affordable housing for key workers.
- We're going through the motions right now of just getting agreements to try to see eye to eye on these very essential practical arrangements.
- Even though Nick and John did not always see eye to eye, I know that they respected one other as politicians who were aware of their own weaknesses and strengths.
turn a blind eye
- see blind.
a twinkle (or gleam) in someone's eye
- Something that is as yet no more than an idea or dream: the scheme is only a gleam in the developer’s eyeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Her smile was so fake and there was a gleam in her eye, a gleam of hatred as she dragged out every word painfully.
- ‘Good idea,’ said the Colonel with a twinkle in his eye.
- I just had an idea! ‘he said, with a gleam in his eye that made me nervous.’
up to the (or one's) eyes (in) • informal
- Extremely busy: I’m up to my eyes this morningMás ejemplos en oraciones
- What we want is the people who aren't up to their eyes to step forward and take it on.
- At least that's the ambitious aim of the team behind the biggest children's event in the South East, who on their own admission are ‘up to their eyes’ in finalising their preparations.
- While they appreciate that he is up to his eyes, they know that he will still find time to help.
- Used to emphasize the extreme degree of an unpleasant situation: the council is up to its eyes in debtMás ejemplos en oraciones
- There's no point in reminding you that right now you are probably up to your eyes in freshly calved cows, stubborn heifers, loud calves (with all their problems) and a farmyard with an ever increasing daily workload to contend with.
- There is nothing worse than lying awake at night sick with worry because, despite doing your best to work hard, to raise your children and pay your bills, you are up to your eyes in final reminders that you cannot pay.
- It may be the season to be jolly, but most of us are just up to our eyes in debt, run off our feet and completely partied out.
what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over
with one's eyes open (or with open eyes)
- Fully aware of the possible difficulties or consequences: I went into this job with my eyes openMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I would go into the relationship with my eyes open at the very least.
- I walked into this conversation with my eyes open.
with one's eyes shut (or closed)
- 1Without having to make much effort; easily: I could do it with my eyes shutMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I could easily write up her treatment with my eyes closed.
- I had just laid waste to two guys who could easily over power me, with my eyes shut, and laying on the ground.
- I could run this city with my eyes closed; it really can't be that difficult.
- 2Without considering the possible difficulties or consequences: she didn’t go to Hollywood with her eyes closedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- ‘I don't think you ever come back from that kind of experience the same, unless you go in with your eyes shut,’ he says.
- Maybe in a different time, in a different place, maybe if only you had approached with your eyes closed, or they with theirs, it would all have turned out more beautifully.
- Well a little research would have been helpful, are you normally prone to jumping in to things with your eyes closed?
with one eye on
- Giving some but not all one’s attention to: I sat with one eye on the clock, waiting for my turnMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Football pundits who report with one eye on who they are likely to upset are soon identified and equally quickly dismissed by our suspicious fans.
- Bell makes provocative points about the way in which governments now fight wars with one eye on how the action will play in front of the cameras.
- Judges always interpret the law with one eye on what they think the people want or need.
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- Blind, totally eyeless trilobites have given us another indication of the range of trilobite habits and habitats.
- Here are the legless, armless, eyeless and toothless; the polio-crippled, the mine-maimed, the buboed and leprous, the self-mutilated and the plain mad.
- Recent additions at Oceanworld, courtesy of the alert fishermen, include a snow white black sole, a white, eyeless monkfish and an unusual white skate.
Old English ēage, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oog and German Auge.