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

Other Words from eagle eye

eagle-eyed \ ˈē-​gəl-​ˌīd How to pronounce eagle eye (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 His planned self-immolation in tatters, Bendiksen spent days frantically building a Twitter presence for Miskin, ultimately attracting the eagle eye of Chesterton, the UK filmmaker who at last called out the project. Tom Simonite, Wired, 6 Oct. 2021 Beth Kelly, another public school mom and member of the coalition, keeps an eagle eye on the district’s enrollment and budget documents. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Aug. 2021 Now volunteers keep an eagle eye out to make sure passers-by don’t harm the birds. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, 5 July 2021 Sandy, who has the eagle eye of a legal professional and intuition of a Dad who has brought their child up to be a decent human being, notices Seth’s disregard for Anna, his supposed girlfriend, in favor of flirting with Summer. Lauren Pinnington, Vulture, 18 June 2021 Players with an eagle eye and nerves of steel will be able to down more enemies with this weapon than with any other sniper rifle. Erik Kain, Forbes, 19 May 2021 While scouring your bill also keep an eagle eye out for duplicate charges and procedures that weren't even performed, Latham says. Jennifer Chesak, Health.com, 10 May 2021 One of the most thrilling games of the week was at La Salle Prep, which secured a 42-40 win over Ridgeview thanks in part to a referee’s eagle eye on the sideline. oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2021 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, 14 Oct. 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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“Eagle eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eagle%20eye. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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