coup d'oeil
noun (plural coups d'oeil) Etymology: French, literally, stroke of the eye Date: 1739 a brief survey ; glance

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  • coup d'oeil — [ko͞o dë′y ] n. 〚Fr, lit., stroke of eye〛 a rapid glance * * * …   Universalium

  • coup d'oeil — [ko͞o dë′y ] n. [Fr, lit., stroke of eye] a rapid glance …   English World dictionary

  • Coup d'oeil — Coup Coup (k[=oo]), n. [F., fr.L. colaphus a cuff, Gr. ko lafos.] 1. A sudden stroke delivered with promptness and force; used also in various ways to convey the idea of an unexpected, clever, and successful tactic or stratagem. [1913 Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coup d'oeil — noun The ability to understand much at a glance …   Wiktionary

  • coup d’oeil —    (koo DEUY) [French: a stroke of the eye] A quick glance; a comprehensive view of a landscape, building, etc …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • coup-d'oeil — n. [Fr.] Glance, hasty view, slight view, general view or prospect …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • coup d'oeil — n. 1 a comprehensive glance. 2 a general view. Etymology: F, lit. stroke of the eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coup d'œil — (or coup d oeil) is a term taken from French, that more or less corresponds to the words glimpse or glance in English. The literal meaning is stroke of [the] eye . It is mostly used in a military context, where the coup d œil refers to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Clin d'Oeil — Clin d œil Pour les articles homonymes, voir clin d œil (homonymie). Clignement d un œil Un clin d œil est une expression faciale intentionnelle consistant à fermer un de ses deux …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Clin d'oeil — Clin d œil Pour les articles homonymes, voir clin d œil (homonymie). Clignement d un œil Un clin d œil est une expression faciale intentionnelle consistant à fermer un de ses deux …   Wikipédia en Français

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