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 How to pronounce eagle-eyed (audio) \ 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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Recent Examples on the Web Six pitches later, Muncy rewarded their eagle eye by crushing a Dayton offering 435 feet to right field, his second homer in as many days and the 20th in LCS history. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Dodgers erupt for postseason record 11 first-inning runs to open Game 3 of NLCS vs. Braves," 14 Oct. 2020 Bob also was a dedicated history teacher, and with an eagle eye for deportment violations within the student body — even if they were spotted on the short walk home. Star Tribune, "From 'diapers to death,' crewcut Bob McDonald's legacy as basketball coach, dad lives on," 14 Oct. 2020 Eggler most recently served as night editor for The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, working over stories with an eagle eye, often serving as the last line of defense before the paper went to press. Danny Monteverde, NOLA.com, "Bruce Eggler, gruff reporter and editor with encyclopedic knowledge of New Orleans, dies at 76," 10 Sep. 2020 The principal would drop in daily, unannounced with an eagle eye. James Barrett, Redbook, "What It’s Like To Teach At The Lowest Ranked School In New York City," 28 May 2020 NBCUniversal executives have been eagle eyed on the Tokyo Olympics ever since President Trump called last week for a possible postponement. Edmund Lee, New York Times, "Glued to TV for Now, but When Programming Thins and Bills Mount …," 17 Mar. 2020 From Thursday through Sunday, players will run the 40-yard dash and a variety of drills under the eagle eyes of NFL scouts and TV cameras (the NFL Network will air the workouts from 4-11 p.m. ET). Editors, USA TODAY, "Molson Coors campus remains closed after shooting, NFL Combine, coronavirus: 5 things to know Thursday," 27 Feb. 2020 Kevin WinterGetty Images There's no escaping the eagle eye of the internet, as Nick Jonas discovered at the Grammys last night. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Nick Jonas Joked About Having Food in His Teeth During the Jonas Brothers' Grammys Performance," 27 Jan. 2020 Holliman also applies his eagle eye to the golfers. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Course marshals on 16th hole at Waste Management Phoenix Open welcome the noise," 31 Jan. 2020

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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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29 Oct 2020

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“Eagle eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eagle%20eye. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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eagle eye


English Language Learners Definition of eagle eye

: 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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