Spanish translation of “eye”
eye noun /ai/
› the part of the body with which one sees
Open your eyes She has blue eyes. › anything like or suggesting an eye, eg the hole in a needle, the loop or ring into which a hook connects etc.
› a talent for noticing and judging a particular type of thing
She has an eye for detail/colour/beauty. eyeball noun › the whole rounded structure of the eye.
› the part of the eye between the eyelids.
eyebrow noun › the curved line of hair above each eye.
eye-catching adjective › striking or noticeable, especially if attractive
an eye-catching advertisement. eyelash noun › one of the (rows of) hairs that grow on the edge of the eyelids
She looked at him through her eyelashes. eyelet /-lit/ noun › a small hole in fabric etc for a cord etc.
eyeliner noun › a type of make-up which you put along the edges of your eyelids
lápiz de ojos
She is wearing black eyeliner. eyelid noun › the movable piece of skin that covers or uncovers the eye.
eye-opener noun › something that reveals an unexpected fact etc
Our visit to their office was a real eye-opener – they are so inefficient! eye-piece noun › the part of a telescope etc to which one puts one’s eye.
eyeshadow noun › a kind of coloured/colored make-up worn around the eyes.
sombra de ojos
eyesight noun › the ability to see
I have good eyesight. eyesore noun › something (eg a building) that is ugly to look at.
eye-witness noun › a person who sees something (eg a crime) happen
Eye-witnesses were questioned by the police. before/under one’s very eyes › in front of one, usually with no attempt at concealment
delante de los propios ojos
It happened before my very eyes. be up to the eyes in › to be very busy or deeply involved in or with
estar hasta el cuello de algo
She’s up to the eyes in work. close one’s eyes to › to ignore (especially something wrong)
hacer la vista gorda a algo
She closed her eyes to the children’s misbehaviour. in the eyes of › in the opinion of
a ojos de alguien
You’ve done no wrong in the eyes of the law. keep an eye on › to watch closely
no perder de vista
Keep an eye on the patient’s temperature. › to look after
Keep an eye on the baby while I am out! lay/set eyes on › to see, especially for the first time
poner los ojos encima
I wish I’d never set eyes on her! raise one’s eyebrows › to (lift one’s eyebrows in order to) show surprise.
levantar las cejas
see eye to eye › to be in agreement
estar de acuerdo con alguien
We’ve never seen eye to eye about this matter. with an eye to something › with something as an aim
con la intención de hacer algo
He’s doing this with an eye to promotion. with one’s eyes open › with full awareness of what one is doing
con los ojos abiertos
I knew what the job would involve – I went into it with my eyes open.