Translation of "eye" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk // us /ɑɪ/

A1 one of the two organs in your face that you use to see with

Sara has black hair and brown eyes.
She closed her eyes and fell asleep.

the small hole at the end of a needle that you put the thread through

keep an eye on someone/something

to watch or look after someone or something

vigilar a alguien/algo
Could you keep an eye on the kids for a moment?
in someone’s eyes

in someone’s opinion

para alguien
In my parents’ eyes, I’ll always be a child.
cast/run an eye over something

to look at something quickly, often in order to give your opinion about it

echar una ojeada a algo
Would you cast an eye over our work so far?
have eyes in the back of your head

to know everything that is happening around you

tener ojos en el cogote
Parents of young children need to have eyes in the back of their heads.
verb uk // us /ɑɪ/ present participle eyeing, present participle US also eying, past tense and past participle eyed

to look at someone or something with interest

The two women eyed each other suspiciously.

(Translation of “eye” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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.

ojo; agujero

a talent for noticing and judging a particular type of thing

buen ojo
She has an eye for detail/colour/beauty.
eyeball noun

the whole rounded structure of the eye.

globo ocular

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

testigo ocular
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.

(Translation of “eye” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)