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Meaning of EYE

Pronunciation:  I

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small hole or loop (as in a needle); "the thread wouldn't go through the eye"
  2. [n]  the organ of sight (`peeper' is an informal term for `eye')
  3. [n]  good discernment (either with the eyes or as if with the eyes); "she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye"
  4. [n]  attention to what is seen; "he tried to catch her eye"
  5. [n]  an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"
  6. [v]  look at

EYE is a 3 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: center, centre, eyeball, heart, middle, oculus, optic, peeper
 See Also: area, arteria centralis retinae, arteria ciliaris, arteria lacrimalis, attending, attention, canthus, central artery of the retina, central city, choroid, choroid coat, ciliary artery, ciliary body, city center, civic center, compound eye, conjunctiva, cornea, country, crystalline lens, discernment, down town, epicanthic fold, epicanthus, eye muscle, eyeball, eyelid, face, financial center, hole, hub, human face, inner city, iris, judgement, judgment, lacrimal apparatus, lacrimal artery, lacrimal vein, lens, lid, look, medical center, midfield, midstream, municipal center, musculus sphincter pupillae, needle, nictitating membrane, ocular muscle, oculus dexter, oculus sinister, OD, orb, OS, palpebra, pupillary sphincter, receptor, retina, sagaciousness, sagacity, sclera, sclerotic coat, seat, sense organ, sensory receptor, simple eye, third eyelid, uvea, vena lacrimalis, visual system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Eye\, n. [Prob. fr. nye, an eye being for a nye. See
    {Nye}.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A brood; as, an eye of pheasants.
  2. \Eye\, n. [OE. eghe, eighe, eie, eye, AS. e['a]ge; akin to
    OFries. [=a]ge, OS. ?ga, D. oog, Ohg. ouga, G. auge, Icel.
    auga, Sw. ["o]ga, Dan. ["o]ie, Goth. aug?; cf. OSlav. oko,
    Lish. akis, L. okulus, Gr. ?, eye, ?, the two eyes, Skr.
    akshi. [root]10, 212. Cf. {Diasy}, {Ocular}, {Optic},
    {Eyelet}, {Ogle}.]
    1. The organ of sight or vision. In man, and the vertebrates
       generally, it is properly the movable ball or globe in the
       orbit, but the term often includes the adjacent parts. In
       most invertebrates the years are immovable ocelli, or
       compound eyes made up of numerous ocelli. See {Ocellus}.
       Description of illustration: a b Conjunctiva; c Cornea; d
       Sclerotic; e Choroid; f Cillary Muscle; g Cillary Process;
       h Iris; i Suspensory Ligament; k Prosterior Aqueous
       Chamber between h and i; l Anterior Aqueous Chamber; m
       Crystalline Lens; n Vitreous Humor; o Retina; p Yellow
       spot; q Center of blind spot; r Artery of Retina in center
       of the Optic Nerve.
    Note: The essential parts of the eye are inclosed in a tough
          outer coat, the sclerotic, to which the muscles moving
          it are attached, and which in front changes into the
          transparent cornea. A little way back of cornea, the
          crystalline lens is suspended, dividing the eye into
          two unequal cavities, a smaller one in front filled
          with a watery fluid, the aqueous humor, and larger one
          behind filled with a clear jelly, the vitreous humor.
          The sclerotic is lined with a highly pigmented
          membrane, the choroid, and this is turn is lined in the
          back half of the eyeball with the nearly transparent
          retina, in which the fibers of the optic nerve ramify.
          The choroid in front is continuous with the iris, which
          has a contractile opening in the center, the pupil,
          admitting light to the lens which brings the rays to a
          focus and forms an image upon the retina, where the
          light, falling upon delicate structures called rods and
          cones, causes them to stimulate the fibres of the optic
          nerve to transmit visual impressions to the brain.
    2. The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence,
       judgment or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of
       objects; as, to have the eye of sailor; an eye for the
       beautiful or picturesque.
    3. The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view;
       ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
             In my eye, she is the sweetest lady that I looked
             on.                                   --Shak.
    4. The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of
       vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an object
       which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate
             We shell express our duty in his eye. --Shak.
             Her shell your hear disproved to her eyes. --Shak.
    5. Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice;
       attention; regard. ``Keep eyes upon her.'' --Shak.
             Booksellers . . . have an eye to their own
             advantage.                            --Addison.
    6. That which resembles the organ of sight, in form,
       position, or appearance; as:
       (a) (Zo["o]l.) The spots on a feather, as of peacock.
       (b) The scar to which the adductor muscle is attached in
           oysters and other bivalve shells; also, the adductor
           muscle itself, esp. when used as food, as in the
       (c) The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a
       (d) The center of a target; the bull's-eye.
       (e) A small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a
       (f) The hole through the head of a needle.
       (g) A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through
           anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc.;
           as an eye at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss;
           as an eye through a crank; an eye at the end of rope.
       (h) The hole through the upper millstone.
    7. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or
       beauty. ``The very eye of that proverb.'' --Shak.
             Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts. --Milton.
    8. Tinge; shade of color. [Obs.]
             Red with an eye of blue makes a purple. --Boyle.
    {By the eye}, in abundance. [Obs.] --Marlowe.
    {Elliott eye} (Naut.), a loop in a hemp cable made around a
       thimble and served.
    {Eye agate}, a kind of circle agate, the central part of
       which are of deeper tints than the rest of the mass.
       --Brande & C.
    {Eye animalcule} (Zo["o]l), a flagellate infusorian belonging
       to {Euglena} and related genera; -- so called because it
       has a colored spot like an eye at one end.
    {Eye doctor}, an oculist.
    {Eye of a volute} (Arch.), the circle in the center of
    {Eye of day}, {Eye of the morning}, {Eye of heaven}, the sun.
       ``So gently shuts the eye day.'' --Mrs. Barbauld.
    {Eye of a ship}, the foremost part in the bows of a ship,
       where, formerly, eyes were painted; also, the hawser
       holes. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
    {Half an eye}, very imperfect sight; a careless glance; as,
       to see a thing with half an eye; often figuratively.
       ``Those who have but half an eye. '' --B. Jonson.
    {To catch one's eye}, to attract one's notice.
    {To find favor in the eyes (of)}, to be graciously received
       and treated.
    {To have an eye to}, to pay particular attention to; to
       watch. ``Have an eye to Cinna.'' --Shak.
    {To keep an eye on}, to watch.
    {To set the eyes on}, to see; to have a sight of.
    {In the eye of the wind} (Naut.), in a direction opposed to
       the wind; as, a ship sails in the eye of the wind.
  3. \Eye\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eying or
    To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe;
    particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed
    attention; to hold in view.
          Eye me, blest Providence, and square my trial To my
          proportioned strength.                   --Milton.
  4. \Eye\, v. i.
    To appear; to look. [Obs.]
          My becomings kill me, when they do not Eye well to you.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your own eyes in your dream, represents enlightenment, knowledge, comprehension, understanding, and intellectual awareness. Unconscious thoughts may be coming onto the surface. The left eye is symbolic of the moon, while the right eye represents the sun. It may also be a pun on "I" or the self. If you dream that your eyes have turned inside your head and you can now see the inside of your head, then it symbolizes insight and something that you need to be aware of. This dream may be literally telling you that you need to look within yourself. Trust your intuition and instincts. Dreaming that you have something in your eye, represents obstacles in your path. Alternatively, it may represent your critical view and how you tend to see faults in others. Dreaming that you have one eye indicates your refusal to accept another viewpoint. It suggests that you are one-sided in your ways of thinking. Dreaming that you have a third eye, symbolizes inner vision and insight. You need to start looking within yourself. Dreaming that your eyes are injured or closed, suggests your refusal to see the truth about something or the avoidance of intimacy. You may be expressing feelings of hurt, pain or sympathy. Dreaming that you have crossed eyes indicates that you are not seeing straight with regards to some situation. You may be getting your facts mixed up.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. 'ain, meaning "flowing"), applied (1) to a fountain, frequently; (2) to colour (Num. 11:7; R.V., "appearance," marg. "eye"); (3) the face (Ex. 10:5, 15; Num. 22:5, 11), in Num. 14:14, "face to face" (R.V. marg., "eye to eye"). "Between the eyes", i.e., the forehead (Ex. 13:9, 16).

The expression (Prov. 23:31), "when it giveth his colour in the cup," is literally, "when it giveth out [or showeth] its eye." The beads or bubbles of wine are thus spoken of. "To set the eyes" on any one is to view him with favour (Gen. 44:21; Job 24:23; Jer. 39:12). This word is used figuratively in the expressions an "evil eye" (Matt. 20:15), a "bountiful eye" (Prov. 22:9), "haughty eyes" (6:17 marg.), "wanton eyes" (Isa. 3:16), "eyes full of adultery" (2 Pet. 2:14), "the lust of the eyes" (1 John 2:16). Christians are warned against "eye-service" (Eph. 6:6; Col. 3:22). Men were sometimes punished by having their eyes put out (1 Sam. 11:2; Samson, Judg. 16:21; Zedekiah, 2 Kings 25:7).

The custom of painting the eyes is alluded to in 2 Kings 9:30, R.V.; Jer. 4:30; Ezek. 23:40, a custom which still prevails extensively among Eastern women.

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