Eye Definition

Define what is Eye?

1. eye, oculus, optic (noun)

the organ of sight.

    Synonyms: oculus, optic

    sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor noun
    an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation.


    naked eye noun
    the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of objects.

    peeper noun
    an informal term referring to the eye.

    oculus dexter, OD noun
    the right eye.

    oculus sinister, OS noun
    the left eye.

    ocellus, simple eye, stemma noun
    an eye having a single lens.

    compound eye noun
    in insects and some crustaceans: composed of many light-sensitive elements each forming a portion of an image.

    2. eye, eyeball (verb)

    look at.

      Synonyms: eyeball

      look verb
      perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards.

      3. eye (noun)

      good discernment (either visually or as if visually).

      • she has an eye for fresh talent.
      • he has an artist's eye.

      sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment noun
      the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations.

      4. eye (noun)

      attention to what is seen.

      • he tried to catch her eye.

      attending, attention noun
      the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others.

      5. center, middle, Centre, eye, heart (noun)

      an area that is approximately central within some larger region.

      • it is in the center of town.
      • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle.
      • they were in the eye of the storm.
      Synonyms: center, middle, Centre, heart

      area, country noun
      a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).


      center stage, centre stage noun
      the central area on a theater stage.

      central city, city center, city centre noun
      the central part of a city.

      storm center, storm centre noun
      the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm.

      financial center noun
      the part of a city where financial institutions are centered.

      hub noun
      a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve.

      inner city noun
      the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city.

      medical center noun
      the part of a city where medical facilities are centered.

      midfield noun
      (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse).

      seat noun
      a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised).

      midstream noun
      the middle of a stream.

      6. eye (noun)

      a small hole or loop (as in a needle).

      • the thread wouldn't go through the eye.

      hole noun
      an opening deliberately made in or through something.

      Nearby Terms

      eye bank (noun)
      a place for storing and preserving corneas that are obtained from human corpses immediately after death; used for corneal transplantation to patients with corneal defects

      eye blink (noun)
      a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

      eye candy (noun)
      visual images that are pleasing to see but are intellectually undemanding

      eye chart (noun)
      a chart that is read from a fixed distance; used as a test of vision

      eye clinic (noun)
      a clinic where specialist care for a patient's eyes

      eye condition (noun)
      the condition of the optical properties of the eye

      eye contact (noun)
      a meeting of the eyes between two people that expresses meaningful nonverbal communication

      eye cup (noun)
      a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye; use to apply medicated or cleansing solution to the eyeball

      eye dialect (noun)
      the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker

      eye disease (noun)
      any disease of the eye

      eye doctor (noun)
      a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye

      eye dropper (noun)
      pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time

      eye infection (noun)
      an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid

      eye mask (noun)
      a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes

      eye movement (noun)
      the movement of the eyes