Definition of ey
1. eye [ n ] the organ of sight (`peeper' is an informal term for `eye')Used in print:
(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
I work on a watercolor easel in the field , and frequently resort to a large garden umbrella to protect my eyes from undue strain .
In following this general principle , Mason provides the observer with a natural eye progression from foreground to background , and the illusion of depth is instantly created .
When painting , Mason 's physical eyes are half closed , while his mind's_eye is wide_open , and this circumstance accounts in part for the impression he wishes to convey .
Living with his watercolors is a vicarious experience of seeing nature distilled through the eyes of a sensitive interpretor , a breath and breadth of the outdoor world to help man honor the Creator of it all .
(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
Instead of the observer 's eye the image_orthicon in the TV_camera does the `` looking '' .Synonyms eye peeper optic oculus Related Terms sense_organ compound_eye oculus_dexter oculus_sinister peeper simple_eye naked_eye face visual_system eyelid eyeball retina nictitating_membrane lacrimal_gland canthus iris lacrimal_duct central_artery_of_the_retina conjunctiva lacrimal_sac choroid ciliary_artery lacrimal_vein lacrimal_artery pupillary_sphincter cornea ocular_muscle epicanthic_fold lacrimal_apparatus uvea sclera ciliary_body lens aperture colloquialism
2. eye [ v ] look atUsed in print:
(Francis Pollini, Night....)
`` Yehhh '' , said Coughlin , testily , eyeing him up_and_down .Synonyms eye eyeball Related Terms look eyeball
3. eye [ n ] good discernment (either with the eyes or as if with the eyes)
Examples: "she has an eye for fresh talent" "he has an artist's eye"
(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
Rather than being deceived , the eye is puzzled ; instead of seeing objects in space , it sees nothing more than - a picture .
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
Inside , carefully packed in straw , were six eggs , but the eye of a poultry psychologist was required to detect what scientifically valuable specimentalia lay inside ; to Alex they were merely six not unusual hens ' eggs .Synonyms eye Related Terms sagacity
4. eye [ n ] attention to what is seen
Examples: "he tried to catch her eye"
(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
More potent a charm to bring back that time_of_life than this record of a_few pictures and a_few remembered facts would be a catalogue of the minutiae which are of the very stuff of the mind , intrinsic , because they were known in_the_beginning not by the eye alone but by the hand that held them .
(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
The date , October 8 , 1957 , immediately caught the inspector 's eye .
(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
He caught her eye , came_back around the car with the boot wearer 's teetering , half mincing walk .
(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)
Indeed he did , Sam said solemnly , trying to get Carla 's eye .Synonyms eye Related Terms attention
5. eye [ n ] an area that is approximately central within some larger region
Examples: "it is in the center of town" "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle" "they were in the eye of the storm"
6. Eye [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11713Synonyms Eye
7. eye [ n ] a small hole or loop (as in a needle)
Examples: "the thread wouldn't go through the eye"
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