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parts of speech:
noun, verb
catch someone's eye, keep an eye on, keep an eye out, see eye to eye
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the organ of the body that gives animals sight, and the area close around it.
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definition 2: skill in being able to observe.
You certainly have an eye for color.
similar words:
judgment, perception
definition 3: the center of a storm.
The eye of the hurricane passed right over our county.
similar words:
heart, hub, middle, midst
definition 4: any of a number of things that look like an eye.
Thread passes through the eye of a needle.
similar words:
eyelet, hole, slit
phrase: catch someone's eye, keep an eye out, see eye to eye
part of speech: verb
inflections: eyes, eyeing, eyed
definition: to look at in a fixed way, or with doubt.
My teacher eyed me when I walked into class late.
scrutinize, view
similar words:
inspect, look, peer at, regard, stare at, watch
phrase: keep an eye on
Homophone Note
The words eye, aye, and I sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: parts of the eye
  • eyeball:
    the entire eye, including the part that is inside your head.
  • eyebrow:
    a row of hair on the face above the eye.
  • eyelash:
    the small hairs that grow on the eyelid or below the eye.
  • eyelid:
    the small piece of skin that you move to close your eye.
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