the evil eye

Definition of the evil eye

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  morally reprehensible :  sinful, wicked

    :  arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct

    :  inferior

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

    :  a cosmic evil force

    :  something that brings sorrow, distress, or calamity

  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

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

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

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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