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eye US English

Each of a pair of globular organs in the head through which people and vertebrate animals see, the visible part typically appearing almond-shaped in animals with eyelids

eye US Thesaurus

he rubbed his eyes

not bat an eyelid US English

Show (or showing) no reaction

my eye US English

Used especially in spoken English to indicate surprise or disbelief

arc eye US English

A painful eye condition caused by damage to the cornea from ultraviolet radiation during arc welding

dry eye US English

Inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye, due to inadequate tear secretion

mud-eye US English

The larva of a dragonfly, used by anglers as bait

pad eye US English

A flat metal plate with a projecting loop or ring, made all in one piece

red-eye US English

The undesirable effect in flash photography of people appearing to have red eyes, caused by a reflection from the retina when the flashgun is too near the camera lens

rib eye US English

A cut of beef from the outer side of the ribs

bindi-eye US English

A small perennial Australian plant of the daisy family that has a burlike fruit

black eye US English

A bruised and discolored area around the eye resulting from a blow

cat's-eye US English

A semiprecious stone, especially chalcedony or chrysoberyl, with a chatoyant luster

eagle eye US English

A keen or close watch

eye candy US English

Visual images that are superficially attractive and entertaining but intellectually undemanding

eye chart US English

A chart used in measuring the sharpness of a person’s vision, typically consisting of a number of rows of letters of decreasing size

eye drops US English

Liquid medication to be applied in very small amounts to the eyeball

eye level US English

The level of the eyes looking straight ahead

eye rhyme US English

A similarity between words in spelling but not in pronunciation, e.g., love and move

eye wall US English

The area immediately outside the eye of a hurricane or cyclone, associated with tall clouds, heavy rainfall, and high winds

eye worm US English

Either of two parasitic nematode worms that affect the eyes of mammals

glass eye US English

An artificial eye made from glass

lazy eye US English

An eye with poor vision that is mainly caused by underuse, especially the unused eye in strabismus

magic eye US English

A photoelectric cell or similar electrical device used for identification, detection, or measurement

naked eye US English

Unassisted vision, without a telescope, microscope, or other device

pope's eye US English

An edible lymph gland surrounded with fat in a sheep’s leg

screw eye US English

A screw with a loop for passing a cord through, instead of a slotted head

side-eye US English

A sidelong glance expressing disapproval or contempt

third eye US English

The locus of occult power and wisdom in the forehead of a deity, especially the god Shiva

white-eye US English

A small Old World songbird with a ring of white feathers around the eye

eye candy US Thesaurus

most critics panned the film as being little more than 96 minutes of eye candy

bird's-eye US English

Any of a number of plants with small flowers that have contrasting petals and centers, in particular

eye contact US English

The act of looking directly into one another’s eyes

eye-opener US English

An event or situation that proves to be unexpectedly enlightening

eye-opening US English

(Of an event or situation) unexpectedly enlightening

eye pencil US English

A pencil for applying makeup around the eyes

eye-popping US English

Astonishingly or strikingly impressive

eye-rolling US English

The action of rolling one’s eyes, typically as an expression of exasperation, disbelief, or disapproval

eye socket US English

The cavity in the skull that encloses an eyeball with its surrounding muscles

eye splice US English

A splice made by turning the end of a rope back on itself and interlacing the strands, thereby forming a loop

eye strain US English

Fatigue of the eyes, such as that caused by reading or looking at a computer screen for too long

gimlet eye US English

An eye with a piercing stare

goggle-eye US English

Any of a number of edible fishes with large eyes that occur widely on reefs in tropical and subtropical seas

pearly eye US English

A brown American butterfly with pearly markings and distinctive eyespots on the undersides of the wings

pineal eye US English

(In some reptiles and lower vertebrates) an eyelike structure on the top of the head, covered by almost transparent skin and derived from or linked to the pineal body

private eye US English

A private investigator

roving eye US English

A tendency to flirt or be constantly looking to start a new sexual relationship

simple eye US English

A small eye of an insect or other arthropod that has only one lens, typically present in one or more pairs

tiger's eye US English

A yellowish-brown semiprecious variety of quartz with a silky or chatoyant luster, formed by replacement of crocidolite with chalcedony

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