Synonyms for eye


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ahy
Phonetic Transcription :

Top 10 synonyms for eye Other synonyms for the word eye

Définition of eye

Origin :
  • c.1200, from Old English ege (Mercian), eage (West Saxon), from Proto-Germanic *augon (cf. Old Saxon aga, Old Frisian age, Old Norse auga, Swedish öga, Danish øie, Middle Dutch oghe, Dutch oog, Old High German ouga, German Auge, Gothic augo "eye"), from PIE *okw- "to see" (cf. Sanskrit akshi "the eye, the number two," Greek opsis "a sight," Old Church Slavonic oko, Lithuanian akis, Latin oculus, Greek okkos, Tocharian ak, ek, Armenian akn).
  • Until late 14c. the plural was in -an, hence modern dialectal plural een, ene. The eye of a needle was in Old English; to see eye to eye is from Isa. lii:8. Eye contact attested by 1965. Eye-opener "anything that informs and enlightens" is from 1863. Have an eye on "keep under supervision" is attested from early 15c.
  • noun judgment, opinion
  • noun optical organ of an animate being
  • verb gaze at, scrutinize
Example sentences :
  • And still more of this belated spring will gladden the eye in the florist's window.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And she never so much as dreamt that he would cast an eye on her save in kindness.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • All else is but the setting, and the eye sweeps with indifference the line of unpeopled rocks.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • The darkness of a terrible storm hid it from the eye of man.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • But every eye was upon me, and the Church was silent as death, waiting for my rising.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • For further assets, he possessed one eye and a twisted smile.
  • Extract from : « A Night Out » by Edward Peple
  • And then, what are the signs of immorality that meet the eye?
  • Extract from : « Sunday under Three Heads » by Charles Dickens
  • Your eye searches for whatever may remind you of the living world.
  • Extract from : « The Haunted Mind (From "Twice Told Tales") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Every spot on which the eye rested swarmed with human beings.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • Well, the boy runs his eye over the bunch, and then picks the pinto right off.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Antonyms for eye

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