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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eye  \Eye\,  n.  [Prob.  fr  nye,  an  eye  being  for  a  nye.  See 
  {Nye}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  brood;  as  an  eye  of  pheasants. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eye  \Eye\,  n.  [OE.  eghe,  eighe,  eie,  eye,  AS  e['a]ge;  akin  to 
  OFries  [=a]ge,  OS  ?ga,  D.  oog,  Ohg.  ouga,  G.  auge,  Icel. 
  auga,  Sw  ["o]ga,  Dan.  ["o]ie,  Goth.  aug?;  cf  OSlav.  oko, 
  Lish.  akis,  L.  okulus,  Gr  ?,  eye,  ?,  the  two  eyes,  Skr. 
  akshi  [root]10,  212.  Cf  {Diasy},  {Ocular},  {Optic}, 
  {Eyelet},  {Ogle}.] 
  1.  The  organ  of  sight  or  vision.  In  man,  and  the  vertebrates 
  generally,  it  is  properly  the  movable  ball  or  globe  in  the 
  orbit,  but  the  term  often  includes  the  adjacent  parts  In 
  most  invertebrates  the  years  are  immovable  ocelli,  or 
  compound  eyes  made  up  of  numerous  ocelli.  See  {Ocellus}. 
  Description  of  illustration:  a  b  Conjunctiva;  c  Cornea;  d 
  Sclerotic;  e  Choroid;  f  Cillary  Muscle;  g  Cillary  Process; 
  h  Iris;  i  Suspensory  Ligament;  k  Prosterior  Aqueous 
  Chamber  between  h  and  i;  l  Anterior  Aqueous  Chamber;  m 
  Crystalline  Lens;  n  Vitreous  Humor;  o  Retina;  p  Yellow 
  spot;  q  Center  of  blind  spot;  r  Artery  of  Retina  in  center 
  of  the  Optic  Nerve. 
 
  Note:  The  essential  parts  of  the  eye  are  inclosed  in  a  tough 
  outer  coat,  the  sclerotic,  to  which  the  muscles  moving 
  it  are  attached,  and  which  in  front  changes  into  the 
  transparent  cornea.  A  little  way  back  of  cornea,  the 
  crystalline  lens  is  suspended,  dividing  the  eye  into 
  two  unequal  cavities,  a  smaller  one  in  front  filled 
  with  a  watery  fluid,  the  aqueous  humor,  and  larger  one 
  behind  filled  with  a  clear  jelly,  the  vitreous  humor. 
  The  sclerotic  is  lined  with  a  highly  pigmented 
  membrane,  the  choroid,  and  this  is  turn  is  lined  in  the 
  back  half  of  the  eyeball  with  the  nearly  transparent 
  retina,  in  which  the  fibers  of  the  optic  nerve  ramify. 
  The  choroid  in  front  is  continuous  with  the  iris,  which 
  has  a  contractile  opening  in  the  center,  the  pupil, 
  admitting  light  to  the  lens  which  brings  the  rays  to  a 
  focus  and  forms  an  image  upon  the  retina,  where  the 
  light,  falling  upon  delicate  structures  called  rods  and 
  cones,  causes  them  to  stimulate  the  fibres  of  the  optic 
  nerve  to  transmit  visual  impressions  to  the  brain. 
 
  2.  The  faculty  of  seeing;  power  or  range  of  vision;  hence 
  judgment  or  taste  in  the  use  of  the  eye,  and  in  judging  of 
  objects;  as  to  have  the  eye  of  sailor;  an  eye  for  the 
  beautiful  or  picturesque. 
 
  3.  The  action  of  the  organ  of  sight;  sight,  look  view; 
  ocular  knowledge;  judgment;  opinion. 
 
  In  my  eye,  she  is  the  sweetest  lady  that  I  looked 
  on  --Shak. 
 
  4.  The  space  commanded  by  the  organ  of  sight;  scope  of 
  vision;  hence  face;  front;  the  presence  of  an  object 
  which  is  directly  opposed  or  confronted;  immediate 
  presence. 
 
  We  shell  express  our  duty  in  his  eye.  --Shak. 
 
  Her  shell  your  hear  disproved  to  her  eyes.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Observation;  oversight;  watch;  inspection;  notice; 
  attention;  regard.  ``Keep  eyes  upon  her.''  --Shak. 
 
  Booksellers  .  .  .  have  an  eye  to  their  own 
  advantage.  --Addison. 
 
  6.  That  which  resembles  the  organ  of  sight,  in  form 
  position,  or  appearance;  as: 
  a  (Zo["o]l.)  The  spots  on  a  feather,  as  of  peacock. 
  b  The  scar  to  which  the  adductor  muscle  is  attached  in 
  oysters  and  other  bivalve  shells;  also  the  adductor 
  muscle  itself  esp.  when  used  as  food,  as  in  the 
  scallop. 
  c  The  bud  or  sprout  of  a  plant  or  tuber;  as  the  eye  of  a 
  potato. 
  d  The  center  of  a  target;  the  bull's-eye. 
  e  A  small  loop  to  receive  a  hook;  as  hooks  and  eyes  on  a 
  dress. 
  f  The  hole  through  the  head  of  a  needle. 
  g  A  loop  forming  part  of  anything  or  a  hole  through 
  anything  to  receive  a  rope,  hook,  pin,  shaft,  etc.; 
  as  an  eye  at  the  end  of  a  tie  bar  in  a  bridge  truss; 
  as  an  eye  through  a  crank;  an  eye  at  the  end  of  rope. 
  h  The  hole  through  the  upper  millstone. 
 
  7.  That  which  resembles  the  eye  in  relative  importance  or 
  beauty.  ``The  very  eye  of  that  proverb.''  --Shak. 
 
  Athens,  the  eye  of  Greece,  mother  of  arts.  --Milton. 
 
  8.  Tinge;  shade  of  color.  [Obs.] 
 
  Red  with  an  eye  of  blue  makes  a  purple.  --Boyle. 
 
  {By  the  eye},  in  abundance.  [Obs.]  --Marlowe. 
 
  {Elliott  eye}  (Naut.),  a  loop  in  a  hemp  cable  made  around  a 
  thimble  and  served. 
 
  {Eye  agate},  a  kind  of  circle  agate,  the  central  part  of 
  which  are  of  deeper  tints  than  the  rest  of  the  mass. 
  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  {Eye  animalcule}  (Zo["o]l),  a  flagellate  infusorian  belonging 
  to  {Euglena}  and  related  genera;  --  so  called  because  it 
  has  a  colored  spot  like  an  eye  at  one  end 
 
  {Eye  doctor},  an  oculist. 
 
  {Eye  of  a  volute}  (Arch.),  the  circle  in  the  center  of 
  volute. 
 
  {Eye  of  day},  {Eye  of  the  morning},  {Eye  of  heaven},  the  sun. 
  ``So  gently  shuts  the  eye  day.''  --Mrs.  Barbauld 
 
  {Eye  of  a  ship},  the  foremost  part  in  the  bows  of  a  ship, 
  where  formerly,  eyes  were  painted;  also  the  hawser 
  holes.  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  {Half  an  eye},  very  imperfect  sight;  a  careless  glance;  as 
  to  see  a  thing  with  half  an  eye;  often  figuratively. 
  ``Those  who  have  but  half  an  eye.  ''  --B.  Jonson 
 
  {To  catch  one's  eye},  to  attract  one's  notice. 
 
  {To  find  favor  in  the  eyes  (of)},  to  be  graciously  received 
  and  treated. 
 
  {To  have  an  eye  to},  to  pay  particular  attention  to  to 
  watch.  ``Have  an  eye  to  Cinna.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  keep  an  eye  on},  to  watch. 
 
  {To  set  the  eyes  on},  to  see  to  have  a  sight  of 
 
  {In  the  eye  of  the  wind}  (Naut.),  in  a  direction  opposed  to 
  the  wind;  as  a  ship  sails  in  the  eye  of  the  wind. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eye  \Eye\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eyed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Eying  or 
  Eyeing}.] 
  To  fix  the  eye  on  to  look  on  to  view;  to  observe; 
  particularly,  to  observe  or  watch  narrowly,  or  with  fixed 
  attention;  to  hold  in  view. 
 
  Eye  me  blest  Providence,  and  square  my  trial  To  my 
  proportioned  strength.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eye  \Eye\,  v.  i. 
  To  appear;  to  look  [Obs.] 
 
  My  becomings  kill  me  when  they  do  not  Eye  well  to  you 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eye 
  n  1:  the  organ  of  sight  (`peeper'  is  an  informal  term  for  `eye') 
  [syn:  {oculus},  {optic},  {peeper}] 
  2:  good  discernment  (either  with  the  eyes  or  as  if  with  the 
  eyes);  "she  has  an  eye  for  fresh  talent";  "he  has  an 
  artist's  eye" 
  3:  attention  to  what  is  seen;  "he  tried  to  catch  her  eye" 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {center},  {centre},  {middle},  {heart}] 
  5:  a  small  hole  or  loop  (as  in  a  needle);  "the  thread  wouldn't 
  go  through  the  eye" 
  v  :  look  at  [syn:  {eyeball}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eye 
  (Heb.  'ain,  meaning  "flowing"),  applied  (1)  to  a  fountain, 
  frequently;  (2)  to  colour  (Num.  11:7;  R.V.,  "appearance,"  marg. 
  "eye");  (3)  the  face  (Ex.  10:5,  15;  Num.  22:5,  11),  in  Num. 
  14:14,  "face  to  face"  (R.V.  marg.,  "eye  to  eye").  "Between  the 
  eyes",  i.e.,  the  forehead  (Ex.  13:9,  16). 
 
  The  expression  (Prov.  23:31),  "when  it  giveth  his  colour  in 
  the  cup,"  is  literally,  "when  it  giveth  out  [or  showeth]  its 
  eye."  The  beads  or  bubbles  of  wine  are  thus  spoken  of  "To  set 
  the  eyes"  on  any  one  is  to  view  him  with  favour  (Gen.  44:21;  Job 
  24:23;  Jer.  39:12).  This  word  is  used  figuratively  in  the 
  expressions  an  "evil  eye"  (Matt.  20:15),  a  "bountiful  eye" 
  (Prov.  22:9),  "haughty  eyes"  (6:17  marg.),  "wanton  eyes"  (Isa. 
  3:16),  "eyes  full  of  adultery"  (2  Pet.  2:14),  "the  lust  of  the 
  eyes"  (1  John  2:16).  Christians  are  warned  against  "eye-service" 
  (Eph.  6:6;  Col.  3:22).  Men  were  sometimes  punished  by  having 
  their  eyes  put  out  (1  Sam.  11:2;  Samson,  Judg.  16:21;  Zedekiah, 
  2  Kings  25:7). 
 
  The  custom  of  painting  the  eyes  is  alluded  to  in  2  Kings  9:30, 
  R.V.;  Jer.  4:30;  Ezek.  23:40,  a  custom  which  still  prevails 
  extensively  among  Eastern  women. 
 




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