(1)   A small hole or loop (as in a needle)
"The thread wouldn't go through the eye"
(2)   The organ of sight
(3)   Good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
"She has an eye for fresh talent"
"He has an artist's eye"
(4)   Attention to what is seen
"He tried to catch her eye"
(5)   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)   Look at


From , from , from , from . Related to ogle, German Aug, Dutch oog, Latin oculus, Proto-Slavic *oko


  1. An organ that is sensitive to light, which it converts to electrical signals passed to the brain, by which means animals see.
  2. The visual sense.
    The car was quite pleasing to the eye, but impractical.
  3. Attention, notice.
    That dress caught her eye.
  4. The ability to notice what others might miss.
    He has an eye for talent.
  5. A meaningful stare or look.
    She was giving him the eye at the bar.
    When the car cut her off, she gave him the eye.
  6. A private eye: a privately hired detective or investigator.
  7. A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.
  8. A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook or the passage of a cord or line.
  9. The relatively clear and calm center of a hurricane or other such storm.
  10. A mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling a human eye.
  11. The dark spot on a black-eyed pea.
  12. A reproductive bud in a potato.


  1. To observe carefully.
    After eying the document for an hour she decided not to sign it.
    They went out and eyed the new car one last time before deciding.
  2. To view something narrowly, as a document or a phrase in a document.
  3. To look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing.