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Eye is a palindrome (it reads the same backward as forward).

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Usage statistics for the noun eye:

spoken English21.52%written English78.48% conversational speech60.91%task-oriented speech39.09% imaginative writing89.59%informational writing10.41%
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Eye is sometimes a misspelling of eyes.

The word eye is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun eye

What does eye mean as a name of something?

Eye is one of the top 50 most common nouns. It is used mostly in imaginative writing, being the 3rd most common noun in imaginative written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: eyes / eyen (rare form) / eyne (rare form)

  1. the organ of sight
  2. good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
  3. attention to what is seen
    • example: he tried to catch her eye
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: attending / attention = the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
  4. an area that is approximately central within some larger region
  5. a small hole or loop (as in a needle)
    • example: the thread wouldn't go through the eye
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: hole = an opening deliberately made in or through something
    • part of: needle = a sharp pointed implement

Alternative definition of the noun eye


  1. An organ that is sensitive to light, which it converts to electrical signals passed to the brain, by which means animals see.
  2. The visual sense.
  3. Attention, notice.
  4. The ability to notice what others might miss.
  5. A meaningful stare or look.
  6. A private eye: a privately hired detective or investigator.
  7. A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.
  8. A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook or the passage of a cord or line.
  9. The relatively clear and calm center of a hurricane or other such storm.
  10. A mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling a human eye.
  11. The dark spot on a black-eyed pea.
  12. A reproductive bud in a potato.
  13. [informal] The dark brown center of a black-eyed Susan flower.

Definition of the verb eye

What does eye mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: eyed | eyeing / eying (less preferred form) | eyes

  1. look at


  1. "Eye" a.k.a. "The Eye", also known as Seeing Ghosts, is a 2002 Hong Kong-Singaporean horror film directed by the Pang brothers. The film spawned two sequels by the Pang brothers, The Eye 2 and The Eye 10. There are three remakes of this film, including Naina, made in 2005 in India, starring Urmila Matondkar and produced by Shripal Morakhia, Sagar Pandya, Anjum Rajabali, and Rakesh Mehra, and The Eye, a 2008 Hollywood production starring Jessica Alba and produced by Peter Chan and Paula Wagner.
  2. "Eye" a.k.a. "Nazar" is a 1991 drama film written by Mani Kaul and Sharmistha Mohanty and directed by Mani Kaul .
  3. "Eye" a.k.a. "The Eyes" is a 1982 drama film directed by Utpalendu Chakraborty.
  4. "Eye" is a film.


"Eye" is a collection of thirteen short stories written by science fiction author Frank Herbert. All of the works had been previously published in magazine or book form, except for "The Road to Dune.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1985
  • released in (30 years ago)
  • award: - Locus Award for Best Collection nomination for Frank Herbert


"Eye" is a video game.

  • genre: Strategy video game
  • publisher: Endurance Games Ltd.


The Eye is a fictional comic book character created by Frank Thomas and published by Centaur Publications. The character had no origin story, and existed only as a giant, floating, disembodied Eye, wreathed in a halo of golden light. This super powerful being was obsessed with the concept of justice, and existed to encourage average people to do what they could to attain it for themselves. If the obstacles proved too great, the Eye would assist its mortal charges by working miracles. Time and space meant nothing to The Eye and it existed as a physical embodiment of man's inner conscience.


  1. "Eye" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released in 1996 on the soundtrack to the David Lynch film Lost Highway. Along with the song "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" from Batman & Robin and "Christmastime" from A Very Special Christmas 3, "Eye" represented a period of work on compilations done by the Pumpkins in between the release of the two albums Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Adore. It also appeared on their greatest hits collection Rotten Apples.
  2. "Eye" is an album released by Robyn Hitchcock in 1990 on Glass Fish and Twin/Tone Records and is his fourth solo album, and eighth including his work with The Egyptians.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (24 years ago)
  3. "Eye" is a composition.
  4. "Eye" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  5. "Eye" is a composition.
  6. "Eye" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  7. "Eye" a.k.a. "eye royal" is a composition.
  8. "Eye" is a composition.
  9. "Eye" is a musical album of Bakshish.
    • released in (21 years ago)


Who is Eye?

Eye is a film score composer.

  • profession: Film score composer


  1. Eye is a musical group.
  2. Eye is a musical group.
    • albums: "II", "I"

There are other groups with in their name, like Eye q, Eye Tv, Eye Eye, Red Eye, Red-Eye, Spy Eye, Alias Eye, Argus Eye, Beady Eye, cat's-eye, Chevi Eye, Eye Knife, Eye Sea I, Glass Eye, Human eye, Minds Eye, Organ Eye, Rapid Eye, Rusty Eye.


  1. Eye is a small market town in the north of the English county of Suffolk. The town is around 4 miles south of Diss, 17.5 miles north of Ipswich and 23 miles south-west of Norwich. It lies close to the River Waveney which forms the border with Norfolk and is on the River Dove. Eye is twinned with the town of Pouzauges in the Vendée Departement of France.
  2. Eye is a village in the unitary authority area of Peterborough in England, south of Crowland and Eye Green. It was formerly in the Soke of Peterborough in Northamptonshire.
  3. Eye is a small village in the county of Herefordshire, England, in the River Lugg catchment, north of Leominster and south of Ludlow.

There are other places with in their name, like Blue Eye, blue-eye, Eagle Eye, London Eye, Pope's Eye, Sleepy Eye, Sonning Eye, Tianjin Eye, Tiger's eye, tiger's-eye, In A Pig's Eye, Bournemouth Eye, Red Eye Township, Eagle Eye Golf Course, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


  1. The eye is a region of mostly calm weather at the center of strong tropical cyclones. The eye of a storm is a roughly circular area, typically 30–65 km in diameter. It is surrounded by the eyewall, a ring of towering thunderstorms where the most severe weather occurs. The cyclone's lowest barometric pressure occurs in the eye and can be as much as 15 percent lower than the pressure outside the storm.
    • also known as Occhio (ciclone), 風眼
  2. Eye magazine, the international review of graphic design, is a quarterly print magazine on graphic design and visual culture.
  3. Eye a.k.a. Eñepa Language: Panare is a Cariban language, spoken by approximately 3,000–4,000 people in Bolivar State in southern Venezuela. Their main area is South of the town of Caicara del Orinoco, south of the Orinoco River. There are several subdialects of the language. The autonym for this language and people is eñapa, which has various senses depending on context, including 'people', 'indigenous-people', and 'Panare-people'. The term "Panare" itself is a Tupí word that means "friend." It is unusual in having object–verb–agent as one of its main word orders, the other being the more common verb–agent-object. It also displays the typologically "uncommon" property of an ergative–absolutive alignment in the present and a nominative–accusative alignment in the past.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Eye

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Google previewThe Complete Guide to Chakras and Auras With a Special Focus on the Third Eye (2015)

by J.D. Rockefeller

The third eye is the sixth chakra In Taoism, it is believed that focusing one's attention on the point right between the...

Google previewTwo Visions of Space

light projected from its eye. but the somber red of the ovoid mass floating in the abyss manages to pick up dull reflections from these light signals. for ten haeff as for bayer, the eye is a primal image. both artists have painted coronae (*68;*87) ...

Google previewThe Dawning Moon of the Mind (2015)

Unlocking the Pyramid Texts by Susan Brind Morrow

The eye is the organ that recognizes and names things.

Google previewThe Aesthetics of Ruins (2004)

by Robert Ginsberg

The Ruining Eye is the faculty of enjoying nonexistent ruins, without making them physical remains. No need to tear...

The Ruining Eye is a consolation in a world of unsatisfactory things upon which we cannot shut our eyes. No longer need ...

Google previewBiochemistry of Vision (2012)

by Hitoshi Shichi

The eye is the term applied to the highly differentiated neural photoreceptors that are equipped with the lens.

Google previewLife as a Vapor (2009)

Thirty-One Meditations for Your Faith by John Piper

THE EYE IS THE LAMP OF THE BODY A Meditation an Matthew 6:19-24 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thiwes break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves trea— sures in heaven, ...

Google previewI Quan-Tum (2014)

by Christian Bullock

The Third Eye is the Eye of the ...

Google previewThe Pearson Guide To The B.Sc. (Nursing) Entrance Examination (2007)

The eye is the light-sensitive organ of vision in animals. The eyes of various species vary from simple structures that are capable only of differentiating between light and dark to complex organs, such as those of humans and other mammals, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

The tonic firing frequency of superior rectus and LP motor neurons correlates with vertical eye position. With an upward saccadic eye movement, superior rectus and LP motor neurons generate a burst of action potentials followed by an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Las-Pho, pages 1025-2048 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

In order to extend the small angle subtended by the fovea to a wide field with high resolving power, the eye rotates in different directions within different ranges . The location of the center of rotation relates with the anatomic structure of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature (2001)

Three Volume Set Volume I A-F Volume II G-P Volume III Q-Z by Gordon Williams

eye no bigger then our eie syghte, but haveinge a whyle fedd on imagynatyon dreames sonnetts to the tune of syghes and heyhos; it growes plumpe and full of humor; it asks a crannye as bygg as a conye borrowe to gett out agayne'.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World (1903)

A Comprehensive Library of Human Belief and Practice in the Mysteries of Life by Cora Linn Morrison Daniels, Charles McClellan Stevens

It is believed among the Spaniards and Indians that if a person has been greatly exposed to the sun or sunstruck, the heat of that person's body goes out through the eye and is fatal, especially to young children. The hand, with all its fingers ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Old Fishing Lures (2011)

Made in North America by Robert A. Slade

MARTIN'S LIZZARD That gets The gig Ones "CAUTION" Do not tie line tight to eye in bill as it will kill the action, tie loose loop or use c1 small snap, Floats at rest and goes deep on retrieve. After plug has reached the desired depth when ...

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Usage statistics about eye

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Usage statistics for the noun eye:

spoken English21.52%written English78.48% conversational speech60.91%task-oriented speech39.09% imaginative writing89.59%informational writing10.41%

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Quotes about Eye

In whatever one does, there must be a relationship between the eye and the heart. With the eye that is closed, one looks within, with the eye that is open, one looks without. (Henri Cartier-Bresson)
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Scrabble value of E1Y4E1

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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