Meaning of “eye” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk //

A1 one of the two organs in your face, which you use to see with:

Sara has black hair and brown eyes.
She closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep.

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

have an eye for sth

to be good at noticing a particular type of thing:

Your son has a very good eye for detail.
keep your/an eye on sb/sth

B2 to watch or look after someone or something:

Could you keep an eye on this pan of soup for a moment?
have your eye on sth informal

to want something and intend to get it:

Jane's got her eye on that new advertising job.
can't keep/take your eyes off sb/sth

to be unable to stop looking at someone or something because they are so attractive or interesting:

He couldn't take his eyes off her all night.
lay/set eyes on sb/sth

to see someone or something for the first time:

They fell in love the moment they laid eyes on each other.
look sb in the eye/eyes

to look at someone in a direct way, without showing fear or shame:

Look me in the eye and say that you didn't steal it.
in sb's eyes

B2 in someone's opinion:

In my parents' eyes, I'll always be a child.

(Definition of “eye noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)