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Definition 1: a small hole or loop (as in a needle) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where eye or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the thread wouldn't go through the eye

(eye is a kind of ...) an opening deliberately made in or through something

(... is part of eye) a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)

Definition 2: the organ of sight - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for eye in the sense of this definition

(eye is a kind of ...) an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

(... is a kind of eye ) in insects and some crustaceans: composed of many light-sensitive elements each forming a portion of an image

(... is a kind of eye ) an eye having a single lens

(... is a kind of eye ) the left eye

(... is a kind of eye ) the right eye

(... is a kind of eye ) an informal term referring to the eye

(... is a kind of eye ) the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of objects

"it is not safe to look directly at the sun with the naked eye"

(eye is a part of ...) muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it forms the colored portion of the eye

(eye is a part of ...) biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focus light on the retina

(eye is a part of ...) a branch of the ophthalmic artery; enters the eyeball with the optic nerve

(eye is a part of ...) one of several arteries supplying the choroid coat of the eye

(eye is a part of ...) an artery that originates from the ophthalmic artery and supplies the lacrimal gland and rectal eye muscles and the upper eyelid and the forehead

(eye is a part of ...) drains the lacrimal gland; empties into the superior ophthalmic vein

(eye is a part of ...) the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye

(eye is a part of ...) the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve

(eye is a part of ...) the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball

(eye is a part of ...) a ring of smooth muscle surrounding the iris

(eye is a part of ...) a tubule that drains excess aqueous humor

(eye is a part of ...) the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid

(eye is a part of ...) the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera

(eye is a part of ...) a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera; a dark pigmentation minimizes the scattering of light inside the eye

(eye is a part of ...) the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris

"the ciliary body produces aqueous humor"

(eye is a part of ...) either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye

"his lids would stay open no longer"

(eye is a part of ...) either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet

(eye is a part of ...) a vertical fold of skin over the nasal canthus; typical for many east Asian peoples; sometimes occurs in Down's syndrome

(eye is a part of ...) a protective fold of skin in the eyes of reptiles and birds and some mammals

(eye is a part of ...) a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid

(eye is a part of ...) the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye

(eye is a part of ...) one of the small muscles of the eye that serve to rotate the eyeball

(eye is a part of ...) a natural opening in something

(... is part of eye) the sensory system for vision

(... is part of eye) the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

"he washed his face" "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

(eye is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 3: good discernment (either visually or as if visually) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where eye or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(eye is a kind of ...) the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

Definition 4: attention to what is seen - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where eye or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to catch her eye

(eye is a kind of ...) the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

Definition 5: an area that is approximately central within some larger region - [noun denoting location]

Samples where eye or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for eye in the sense of this definition

(eye is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

(... is a kind of eye ) a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

(... is a kind of eye ) (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)

(... is a kind of eye ) the part of a city where medical facilities are centered

(... is a kind of eye ) the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city

(... is a kind of eye ) a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve

"the playground is the hub of parental supervision" "the airport is the economic hub of the area"

(... is a kind of eye ) the part of a city where financial institutions are centered

(... is a kind of eye ) the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm

(... is a kind of eye ) the central part of a city

(... is a kind of eye ) the central area on a theater stage

(... is a kind of eye ) the middle of a stream

(... is an instance of eye) the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London

Definition 6: look at - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for eye in the sense of this definition

(eye is a kind of ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

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