(noun, verb)


1. the organ of sight

Similar word(s): oculus, optic

Definition categories: body, receptor

2. good discernment (either visually or as if visually)

- she has an eye for fresh talent

- he has an artist's eye

Definition categories: thought, discernment, judgement, judgment, sagaciousness, sagacity

3. attention to what is seen

- he tried to catch her eye

Definition categories: thought, attending, attention

4. an area that is approximately central within some larger region

- they were in the eye of the storm

Similar word(s): center, centre, heart, middle

Definition categories: location, area, country

5. a small hole or loop (as in a needle)

- the thread wouldn't go through the eye

Definition categories: man–made, hole

Sentences with eye as a noun:

- Bright lights really hurt my eyes.

- The car was quite pleasing to the eye, but impractical.

- That dress caught her eye.

- He has an eye for talent.

- She was giving him the eye at the bar.

- an eye of pheasants


1. look at

Similar word(s): eyeball

Definition categories: perception, look

Sentences with eye as a verb:

- After eyeing the document for an hour she decided not to sign it.

- They went out and eyed the new car one last time before deciding.