Eyes are the organs of vision. They detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in neurons. The simplest photoreceptor cells in conscious vision connect light to movement. In higher organisms the eye is a complex optical system which collects light from the surrounding environment, regulates its intensity through a diaphragm, focuses it through an adjustable assembly of lenses to form an image, converts this image into a set of electrical signals, and transmits these signals to the brain through complex neural pathways that connect the eye via the optic nerve to the visual cortex and other areas of the brain. Eyes with resolving power have come in ...

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(eyen is obsolete)
  1. An organ through which 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. The dark brown center of a black-eyed Susan flower.
  14. A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc. — e.g. at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; through a crank; at the end of a rope; or through a millstone.
  15. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.
  16. Tinge; shade of colour.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A brood.
    an eye of pheasants


  1. To observe carefully.
    After eying the document for an hour she decided not to sign it.
    They went out and eyed the new car one last time before deciding.
  2. To view something narrowly, as a document or a phrase in a document.
  3. To look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing.
  4. To appear; to look.

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