part of speech: noun

definition 1: the organ of the body that gives animals sight, and the area close around it.

definition 2: skill in being able to observe.

  • You certainly have an eye for color.

synonyms: sense

definition 3: the center of a storm.

  • The eye of the hurricane passed right over our county.

definition 4: any of a number of things that look like an eye.

  • Thread passes through the eye of a needle.

phrase: catch someone’s eye

phrase: keep an eye out

phrase: 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.

synonyms: scrutinize, view

phrase: keep an eye on

phrase: keep up with


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.