walleyed
adjective Etymology: by folk etymology from Middle English wawil-eghed, part translation of Old Norse vagl-eygr walleyed, from vagl beam (akin to Greek ochleus bar, Old English wegan to move, carry) + eygr eyed — more at way Date: 15th century 1. having walleyes or affected with walleye 2. marked by a wild irrational staring of the eyes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • walleyed — (adj.) c.1300, wawil eghed, wolden eiged, having very light colored eyes, also having parti colored eyes, from O.N. vagl eygr having speckled eyes, from vagl speck in the eye. Meaning having one or both eyes turned out (and thus showing much… …   Etymology dictionary

  • walleyed — [wôl′īd΄] adj. [altered by folk etym. < ME wawil eyed < ON valdeygthr, altered < vagl eygr < vagl, a beam (> Swed vagel, sty) + eygr, having eyes, akin to EYE] 1. having one or both eyes with a whitish iris or white, opaque cornea… …   English World dictionary

  • walleyed — adjective having divergent strabismus • Ant: ↑cross eyed * * * īd adjective Etymology: by folk etymology (influence of wall) (I) from Middle English wawil eghed, part translation of Old Norse vagl eygr walleyed, from vagl beam, roost, beam in the …   Useful english dictionary

  • walleyed — /wawl uyd /, adj. 1. having eyes in which there is an abnormal amount of the white showing, because of divergent strabismus. 2. having large, staring eyes, as some fishes. 3. marked by excited or agitated staring of the eyes, as in fear, rage,… …   Universalium

  • walleyed — adjective a) having eyes with a pale coloured iris b) having eyes of different colour …   Wiktionary

  • walleyed — wall·eyed līd adj having walleyes or affected with walleye …   Medical dictionary

  • walleyed — adj. suffering from walleye (Ophthalmology); appearing to have a bulging sclera because of strabismus; having a light colored eye or a whitish ring around the iris of the eye; having large protruding eyes (like fish eyes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • walleyed — wall·eyed …   English syllables

  • walleyed — wall•eyed [[t]ˈwɔlˌaɪd[/t]] adj. 1) oph having exotropia 2) oph having large, staring eyes, as some fishes 3) marked by excited or agitated staring of the eyes, as in fear or astonishment 4) oph having a milky whitish eye, as from an opacity of… …   From formal English to slang

  • walleyed —   Maka āhewa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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