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Definition of eyed 

: having an eye or eyes especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination an almond-eyed girl

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On Thursday morning, a Buddhist monk led a prayer for a small group of relatives, many of them red-eyed and crying during the prayer. Tassanee Vejpongsa, Fox News, "US, UK teams join Thailand's search for 13 missing in cave," 28 June 2018 London’s lovely, but people are not earnest enough in London for there to be that contrast between being super earnest and starry eyed and then also super artificial. refinery29.com, "Social Creature," 22 June 2018 Many are the members of Congress who arrive in Washington wide-eyed and raring with optimism only to depart the institution chafed and cynical. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump is losing the debate over splitting up immigrant families," 15 June 2018 That’s the question addressed, in a suitably clear-eyed and raunchy way, by Blockers, the directorial debut from Kay Cannon (the writer of the Pitch Perfect movies). Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: In the Raunchy Blockers, It's the Adults Who Need to Grow Up," 6 Apr. 2018 Users writhing on the ground, wide-eyed and struggling to breathe. Robert Scheer, Indianapolis Star, "'Think what it’s doing to your brain': Using bug spray to get high," 18 Mar. 2018 Not that Sweden were still pining for their blue-eyed boy. SI.com, "Warning Signs: How Sweden's Humble History Makers Survived and Thrived in the Post-Zlatan Era," 6 July 2018 Just like blue-eyed people, there's not a lot of pigment in the retina, and [their eyes] are way more sensitive to the sun. Southern Living, "Here's How To Prevent Your Dog From Getting A Sunburn," 22 June 2018 But this posse of blue-eyed, speckled kittens was easy to find. National Geographic, "Den of Mountain Lion Kittens Found in Unlikely Place," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of eyed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eyed was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of eyed

: having an eye or eyes of a specified kind or number


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Medical Definition of eyed 

: having an eye or eyes especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination a blue-eyed patient

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a state of commotion or excitement

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