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Oxford dictionary definition of the word eye:
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 relax
the visual or light-detecting organ of many invertebrate animals that corresponds to the eye of humans and vertebrate animals.
the region of the face surrounding the eyes:
her eyes were swollen with crying
used to refer to someone’s power of vision and in descriptions of the direction of someone’s gaze:
his sharp eyes had missed nothing
used 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 overcrowded
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:
a rounded eye-like marking on an animal, such as those on the tail of a peacock; an eyespot.
a round, dark spot on a potato from which a new shoot can grow:
withered potatoes sprouting at the eyes
the centre of a flower, especially when distinctively coloured:
delicate flowers of light blue colour, with white or yellow eyes
(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 winds
(eyes) Nautical the extreme forward part of a ship:
it was hanging in the eyes of the ship
3the small hole in a needle through which the thread is passed:
strands of glass tiny enough to pass through the eye of a needle
a small metal loop into which a hook is fitted as a fastener on a garment.
Nautical a loop at the end of a rope, especially one at the top end of a shroud or stay.
4South African the source of a spring or river.
verb (eyes, eyeing or eying, eyed)
look at closely or with interest:
Rose eyed him warily
(eye someone up) informal look at someone in a way that reveals a particular, especially sexual, interest:
Margot saw the women eyeing up her boyfriend