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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


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

Broader (hypernym)look

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