Webster 1913 Edition
an eyebeing for
a nye. See
☞ The essential parts of the eye are inclosed in a tough outer coat, the
sclerotic, to which the muscles moving it are attached, and which in front changes into the transparent cornea. A little way back of cornea, the crystalline lens is suspended, dividing the eye into two unequal cavities, a smaller one in front filled with a watery fluid, the
aqueous humor, and larger one behind filled with a clear jelly, the
vitreous humor. The sclerotic is lined with a highly pigmented membrane, the
choroid, and this is turn is lined in the back half of the eyeball with the nearly transparent
retina, in which the fibers of the optic nerve ramify. The choroid in front is continuous with the
iris, which has a contractile opening in the center, the
pupil, admitting light to the lens which brings the rays to a focus and forms an image upon the retina, where the light, falling upon delicate structures called
rods and cones, causes them to stimulate the fibres of the
optic nerveto transmit visual impressions to the brain.
The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence, judgment or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of objects;
as, to have the
eyeof a sailor; an
eyefor the beautiful or picturesque.
The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
eye, she is the sweetest lady that I looked on.
The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an object which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate presence.
We shell express our duty in his
Her shell your hear disproved to her
Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard.“Keep eyes upon her.”
Booksellers . . . have an
eyeto their own advantage.
That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance; as:
The spots on a feather, as of peacock.
The scar to which the adductor muscle is attached in oysters and other bivalve shells; also, the adductor muscle itself, esp. when used as food, as in the scallop.
The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber;
eyeof a potato
The center of a target; the bull’s-eye.
A small loop to receive a hook;
as, hooks and.
eyeson a dress
The hole through the head of a needle.
A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc.;
eyeat the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; an
eyethrough a crank; an
eyeat the end of rope
The hole through the upper millstone.
That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.“The very eye of that proverb.”
eyeof Greece, mother of arts.
Tinge; shade of color.
Red with an eye of blue makes a purple.
By the eye,
a loop in a hemp cable made around a thimble and served.–
a kind of circle agate, the central parts of which are of deeper tints than the rest of the mass.
Brande & C.–
a flagellate infusorian belonging to–
Euglenaand related genera; – so called because it has a colored spot like an eye at one end.
an opthalmologist or optometrist; – formerly called an oculist.–
Eye of a volute
the circle in the center of volute.–
Eye of day,
Eye of the morning,
Eye of heaven
the sun.“So gently shuts the eye of day.”
Eye of a ship,
the foremost part in the bows of a ship, where, formerly, eyes were painted; also, the hawser holes.
Ham. Nav. Encyc.–
Half an eye,
very imperfect sight; a careless glance;“Those who have but half an eye.”
as, to see a thing withoften figuratively.
half an eye;
To catch one's eye,
to attract one's notice.–
To find favor in the eyes (of),
to be graciously received and treated.–
To have an eye to,
to pay particular attention to; to watch.“Have an eye to Cinna.”
To keep an eye on,
To set the eyes on,
to see; to have a sight of.–
In the eye of the wind
in a direction opposed to the wind;
as, a ship sails in the.
eye of the wind
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
Eying or Eyeing.]
To fix the eye on; to stare at; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view.
Eyeme, blest Providence, and square my trial
To my proportioned strength.
To appear; to look.
My becomings kill me, when they do not
Eyewell to you.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The organ of sight or vision; properly, the globe or ball movable in the orbit. The eye is nearly of a spherical figure, and composed of coats or tunics. But in the term eye, we often or usually include the ball and the parts adjacent.
2.Sight; view; ocular knowledge; as, I have a man now in my eye. In this sense, the plural is more generally used.
Before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you. Gal.3.
I'll say yon gray is not the morning's eye.
Her shall you hear disproved to your eyes.
5.Direct opposition; as, to sail in the wind's eye.
6.Aspect; regard; respect; view.
Booksellers mention with respect the authors they have printed, and consequently have an eye to their own advantage.
7.Notice; observation; vigilance; watch.
After this jealousy, he kept a strict eye upon him.
8.View of the mind; opinion formed by observation or contemplation.
It hath, in their eye, no great affinity with the form of the church of Rome.
9.Sight; view, either in a literal or figurative sense.
10. Something resembling the eye in form; as the eye of a peacock's feather.
11. A small hole or aperture; a perforation; as the eye of a needle.
12. A small catch for a hook; as we say, hooks and eyes. in nearly the same sense, the word is applied to certain fastenings in the cordage of ships.
13. The bud of a plant; a shoot.
14. A small shade of color. [Little used.]
Red with an eye of blue makes a purple.
15. The power of perception.
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened. Eph.1.
16. Oversight; inspection.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
The eyes of a ship, are the parts which lie near the hawse-holes, particularly in the lower apartments.
To set the eyes on, is to see; to have a sight of.
To find favor in the eyes, is to be graciously received and treated.
Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies.