the evil eye

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the evil eye

: a look that is thought to be able to harm someone
  • He gave her the evil eye.

Word by Word Definitions

evil play
  1. : morally reprehensible : sinful, wicked

  2. : arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct

  3. : inferior

  1. : the fact of suffering, misfortune, and wrongdoing

  2. : a cosmic evil force

  3. : something that brings sorrow, distress, or calamity

  1. : in an evil manner

eye play
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely


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