n. [A.S. eage, eye]
An organ of sight; a photoreceptor; a compound eye; an ocellus.

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  • Eye — ([imac]), n. [OE. eghe, eighe, eie, eye, AS. e[ a]ge; akin to OFries. [=a]ge, OS. [=o]ga, D. oog, Ohg. ouga, G. auge, Icel. auga, Sw. [ o]ga, Dan. [ o]ie, Goth. aug[=o]; cf. OSlav. oko, Lith. akis, L. okulus, Gr. o kkos, eye, o sse, the two eyes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eye — or private eye [ī] n. [ME ey, eie < OE ēage, akin to Ger auge < IE base * okw , to see > Gr osse, eyes, ōps, face, eye, L oculus] 1. the organ of sight in humans and animals 2. a) the eyeball b) the iris [brown eyes] …   English World dictionary

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  • Eye — ([imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eyed} ([imac]d); 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Eye — (spr. ai, soviel wie »Insel«), Stadt (municipal borough) in der engl. Grafschaft Ost Suffolk, nördlich von Ipswich, mit schöner gotischer Kirche aus dem 12.–15. Jahrh. (1869 restauriert), Schloßruine, Lateinschule und (1901) 2004 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Eye — Eye, Aug. von, Kunst und Kulturhistoriker, geb. 24. Mai 1825 zu Fürstenau in Hannover, 1853 74 Beamter am German. Museum zu Nürnberg, seit 1875 an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden, gest. 13. Jan. 1896 in Nordhausen; schrieb: »Kunst und Leben der …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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