eye Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"eye" in British English

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eyenoun [C]

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eye noun [C] (BODY PART)

A1 one of the two ​organs in ​yourface that are used for ​seeing: He has no ​sight in his ​left eye. She's got ​beautifulgreen eyes. He ​closed his eyes and went to ​sleep.
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eye noun [C] (PLANT)

a ​darkspot on a ​potato or ​similarplantpart, from which a new ​stem and ​leaves will ​grow

eye noun [C] (HOLE)

the ​hole in a ​needle through which you put the ​thread

eyeverb [T]

uk   us   // (present participle eyeing or eying, past tense and past participle eyed)
to ​look at someone or something with ​interest: I could ​see her eyeing my ​lunch. She eyed me ​warily.
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(Definition of eye from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eye" in American English

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eyenoun [C]

 us   /ɑɪ/
one of the ​pair of ​organs of ​seeing in the ​faces of humans and ​animals: She has ​green eyes. The eye of a ​needle is the ​hole through which you put the ​thread.

eyeverb [T]

 us   /ɑɪ/ (present participle eyeing, past tense and past participle eyed)
to ​lookclosely at someone or something: She eyed the other ​passengers .
(Definition of eye from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"eye" in Business English

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eyenoun [C]

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be the eyes and ears of sb/sth (also be sb's/sth's eyes and ears) to ​help a ​person or ​organization by telling them about important ​events or ​changes that might affect their particular ​industry or ​activity: Corporate ​brokers are supposed to ​act as a company's eyes and ears in the ​marketplace. New ​securitymeasures are ​calling on all ​airport and ​airlineemployees to become the "eyes and ears" of the ​airport and ​report all suspicious ​activity
(Definition of eye from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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