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English noun: eye

1. eye (body) the organ of sight


Synonymsoculus, optic


Broader (hypernym)receptor, sense organ, sensory receptor


Narrower (hyponym)compound eye, naked eye, ocellus, oculus dexter, oculus sinister, OD, OS, peeper, simple eye, stemma


Part holonymaperture, arteria centralis retinae, arteria ciliaris, arteria lacrimalis, canthus, central artery of the retina, choroid, choroid coat, ciliary artery, ciliary body, conjunctiva, cornea, crystalline lens, epicanthic fold, epicanthus, eye muscle, eyeball, eyelid, iris, lacrimal apparatus, lacrimal artery, lacrimal vein, lens, lens of the eye, lid, musculus sphincter pupillae, nictitating membrane, ocular muscle, orb, palpebra, pupillary sphincter, retina, sclera, sclerotic coat, third eyelid, uvea, uveoscleral pathway, vena lacrimalis


Part meronymface, human face, visual system


Domain usagecolloquialism

2. eye (cognition) good discernment (either visually or as if visually)


SamplesShe has an eye for fresh talent.
He has an artist's eye.


Broader (hypernym)discernment, judgement, judgment, sagaciousness, sagacity

3. eye (cognition) attention to what is seen


SamplesHe tried to catch her eye.


Broader (hypernym)attending, attention

4. eye (location) an area that is approximately central within some larger region


SamplesIt is in the center of town.
They ran forward into the heart of the struggle.
They were in the eye of the storm.


Synonymscenter, centre, heart, middle


Broader (hypernym)area, country


Narrower (hyponym)center stage, central city, centre stage, city center, city centre, financial center, hub, inner city, medical center, midfield, midstream, seat, storm center, storm centre


Instance hyponymCity of London, the City

5. eye (artifact) a small hole or loop (as in a needle)


SamplesThe thread wouldn't go through the eye.


Broader (hypernym)hole


Part meronymneedle


English verb: eye

1. eye (perception) look at


ExamplesSam cannot eye Sue


Synonymseyeball


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)look









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