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eye

noun

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1 a circular strip
  • push the drawstring through the metal eye and knot it on one end

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2 a state of being aware
  • this young actor has the eye of every director in Hollywood

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3 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • this wilderness area is at the eye of the controversy between conservation and development

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5 an instance of looking especially briefly
  • all of the hungry luncheon guests cast an eager eye on the buffet table as they took their seats

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6 the ability to see
  • her eyes are diminishing with age

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7 a fixed intent look
  • peering through the binoculars with a sharp eye

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eye

verb

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1 to keep one's eyes on
  • a lot of his backyard bird watching was spent eyeing the squirrels as they depleted the bird feeder of seeds

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2 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • I wondered who tracked dirt all over the floor until I eyed the muddy sneakers

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The first known use of eye was before the 12th century

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“Eye.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/eye. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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