eagle eye


Definition of eagle eye 

1 : the ability to see or observe keenly

2 : one that sees or observes keenly

3 : close watch keeping an eagle eye on the prisoner

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Other Words from eagle eye

eagle-eyed \ˈē-​gəl-​ˌīd \ adjective

Examples of eagle eye in a Sentence

students working under the eagle eyes of the teacher an editor with an eagle eye an editor with eagle eyes
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Some eagle eye viewers caught Camilla laughing at some of the preacher's remarks and behaviors. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Kate Middleton Gave Camilla Major Side-Eye at the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 Both bits of footage were originally filmed for Sanchez's official Instagram story, but eagle eyed Manchester United supporters snapped up the videos and posted them on Twitter in the aftermath of his story going live. SI.com, "VIDEO: Alexis Sanchez Accidentally 'Leaks' New Man Utd Home Kit Via Social Media Post," 11 Apr. 2018 This mind-blowing revelation is all thanks to one tough reviewer and the eagle eyes of Lahari Manchikanti, a student at the University of Florida studying computer science and digital art. Emily Wang, Allure, "Woman Posts Viral Review After Her Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Lasts Through Car Accident," 25 Apr. 2018 And okay, sure, that might just be a huge coincidence, but eagle eyed fans noticed something much more concrete in the final scene of the 7B premiere. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Here's Every Little "Pretty Little Liars" Season 7B Spoiler So Far," 25 Apr. 2017 Others require an eagle eye and perhaps a refresher of that old VHS collection. Time, "A Handy Guide to the References and Easter Eggs in Ready Player One," 30 Mar. 2018 Anne's outfit likely dates back to the late 1970s, as a few eagle eyed Twitter users and a reporter from Majesty Magazine quickly pointed out. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Princess Anne Recycled a Nearly 40-Year-Old Outfit Yesterday," 14 Mar. 2018 But the tweet had already been screenshot by eagle eyed fans. SI.com, "Arsenal Fans Find New Hero as They Spot Reiss Nelson's Promptly Deleted Tweet About Tottenham Star," 8 Mar. 2018 The eagle eyes of the Internet have once again unearthed something quirky. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "Why is someone carrying around an MVP acceptance speech for Tom Brady?," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of eagle eye

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of eagle eye was in 1598

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eagle eye


English Language Learners Definition of eagle eye

eagle eyes : eyes that watch or look carefully and see or notice many things

: an unusually good ability to see or notice things

: close watch

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