eye:1. The organ of sight.
THE EYES: blinders ; blinkers ; bo-peeps; clockers ; daylights ; deadlights ; flickers ; flukers ; front-windows ; ganderers ; glaziers ; gleeps ; glimmers ; glims ; globes ; goggles ; headlights ; killers ; lamps ; lens ; lights ; luminaries ; mince-pies ; mud-pies ; Nelly-Blighs ; oculars ; oculii ; oglers ; ogles ; optics; orbits ; orbs ; peekers ; peepers ; peepholes ; peeps ; saucers ; seekers ; seers ; sees ; shutters ; sights ; skylights ; slanters ; spotters ; squinters ; top-lights ; twinklers; weepers ; windows (of/to the soul); winkers .
SEE ALSO: baby-blues ; banjo-eyes ; bedroom-eyes ; blinds ; bug-eyes; buggers ; bugging-eyes ; Columbus-circle ; come-hither-eyes ; goggle-eyes ; piercers ; queer-peepers ; saucer-eyes ; saucers ; shutters .
(5) Larry Haines (Bob Hope) to Karen Bentley (Madeleine Carroll) in My Favorite Blonde (1942): ' Are those your own eyes?... Both of 'em? '
2. To look at; to watch; to examine visually. By extension, to look closely or attentively; to observe.
SYNONYMS: admire ; attend; behold; beware; check-out ; consider; contemplate; feast one's eyes ; focus; gape ; gawk; gaze; get a load of; give-the-once-over ; glance; glower; goggle; heed; inspect; look-over ; look-up-and-down-at ; mark; mind; note; notice; observe; ogle ; peep ; peer; pore over; read; regard; run one eyes over; scan; scout; scrutinize; see ; size up ; spot ; spy; stare ; study; survey; take a gander ; take-a-look-at ; take in the sights ; tend; view; watch.
(1) Ruby Carter (Mae West) in Belle of the Nineties (1934): ' It's better to be looked over than overlooked .'
(4) Italian satirist Pietro Aretino (1492-1556): ' The whore laughs with one eye / and weeps with the other .'
4. The evil eye , a hard look or stare believed capable of inflicting injury.
5. The eye / to eye , to glance at someone flirtatiously, provocatively or seductively.
FLIRTATIOUS GAZE: the bedroom eye; bedroom-eyes ; come-hither-eyes ; come-hither-look ; come-on; the come-on eye; come-up-and-see-me-sometime-look ; get-the-eye ; glad eye; goo-goo eye(s); googly-eyes ; leer ; mash-eye ; the ogle ; the O.O ; pash-eye ; sheep's-eyes .
TO GAZE FLIRTATIOUSLY: bat-one's-eyes-at ; bat one's eyelashes at; cast-sheep's-eyes ; give a/the come-hither-look ; give a/the double-O; give-'em-thisa-and-thata ; give-someone-the-eye ; give-the-bedroom-eyes ; give-the-double-O ; give-the-eye ; give-the-glad-eye ; give-the-come-on-eye ; give-the-mash-eye ; give-the-pash-eye ; give-the-ogle ; give-the-reckless-eyeball ; languishing-look ; leer ; look-babies-in-the-eye ; make-bedroom-eyes-at ; make-eyes-at ; make-goo-goo-eyes ; make-googly-eyes-at ; make-sheep's-eyes at; oeillade ; ogle ; roll-one's-eyes-at ; shooting-eyes-at ; side-glance ; turn-on-the-lamps .
(2) Jim Brewster (Bob Hope) about (Betty Grable) in Give Me a Sailor (1938): ' And those eyes! Stop and go signals if ever I saw any .'
(4) Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) describing Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley) in The Naked Gun (1988): ' Her hair was the color of gold in old paintings. She had a full set of curves and the kind of legs you'd kinda love to suck on for a day. She was giving me a look I could feel in my hip pocket .'
6. To have-eyes-for , to be interested in someone or something.
8. Catch someone's eye , to attract notice; to draw or attract someone attention; to excite love .
See Also: agnuopia, amblyopic organ, amorous glance, apple of one's eye, Arabian Goggles, baby blues, baby's cries, baby-raper, balls eye, banjo eyes, bearded clam, beat of one's heart, bedroom eyes, beetle, beloved, bits and pieces, blennorrhea, blinders, blindfold, blindfolding, blinkers, Bo Peep, brown eye, brown eye miner, bug eyes, buggers, bugging eyes, Captain Hogseye, cast an optic, cheek, chester, Chester the Molester, chi-mo, child molester, Chimaropia, choccy, clap eyes on, clap one's eyes on, clockers, cock eyes, cock in her eye, Columbus circle, come-hither eyes, come-hither look, come-on eye, the, condyloma (acuminata), cream in one's coffee, cut out the eye chatter, cutty-eye, dacrylagnia, dacryphilia, daylights, dead eye dick, deadeye, deadeye dick, deadlights, dioning, discussing Uganda, dot the I, easy to look at, end, eye, eye of the ass, eye that weeps most when best pleased, eye to eye, eye-giver, eyes, flickers, flukers, front windows, fuck-face, ganderers, genital herpes, genital herpes simplex virus, genital warts, get physical, gimlet eyes, giver of the eye, glass eyes, glaziers, gleeps, glimmers, glims, globes, go upstairs, goggle eyes, goggles, golden doughnut, gonorrhea, goo-goo eye, hairy Mary, have eyes only for, headlamps, headlights, heart's desire, heartthrob, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hipocrocadogapig, in up to the gills, in up to the neck, iris, Irish beauty, jerk, John Thomas, jowl, killers, lamps, lay eyes on, lay one's eyes on, lens, light, light of one's eyes, light of one's life, light-o'-love, light-of-love, lights, Long Dong Silver, long eye, love of one's life, the, loved one, lovee, lovely, luminaries, make bedroom eyes at, make eyes at, make goo-goo eyes, make googly eyes at, make sheep's eyes, masturbation-male, mince pies, motor, mud pies, Nelly Blighs, nether end, nether eye, no, object of one's affection, oculars, oculii, ogle, oglers, ogles, old one-eye, ommatophobia, ommetaphobia, one and only, one's everything, one's own, one's weakness, one-eye(d), one-eyed snake, one-eyed trouser snake, onliest, only have eyes for, optic, optophobia, orbits, orbs, P.I., peekers, peepers, peepholes, peeps, penis worship, permanent mascara, phallic worship, phallicism, piercers, pin, pincers, queer peepers, saucer eyes, saucers, seekers, seers, sees, set eyes on, set one's eyes on, sheep's eyes, short eyeballs, shutters, side-glance, sights, skylights, slanters, soft spot, spotters, squinters, stare, starry orbs, stiffy, stoat, sweetheart, swivel eyes, tadger, take eyes at, talent, tarantula eyes, target, tear in the lily, tertiary syphilis, throw eyes at, todger, top lights, trouser snake, truelove, turn handstands, twinkers, typhlobasia, Ugandan affairs, Ugandan discussions, urethral orifice, violet wand, water works, waterworks, weepers, windows, windows of the soul, windows to the soul, winker, winkers, X, yes, zipperfish
Quotes Containing eye:
David Williamson, The Removalists: ''We''ll thread the eye of the golden-doughnut .''
Prince Danilo (Maurice Chevalier) to Sonia (Jeanette MacDonald) in The Merry Widow (1934): 'Your left eye says yes and your right eye says no . Fifi, you're cockeyed.'
Norman Douglas, Almanac (1941): ''To find a friend one must close one eye . To keep him two.''
The narrator (Jodhi May) in The Scarlet Letter (1995): 'Who is to say what is a sin in God's eye?'
'It looks like Chuck's taken the old-one-eye to the optometrist.' Grandpa Gustafson (Burgess Meredith) spying Chuck (Ossie Davis), with flowers and champagne , going to Ariel's (Ann-Margret) house in Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Private eye V.I. Warshawski (Kathleen Turner) squints at the bad guys thumb and forefinger trying to figure out just how much space there is between them in V.I. Warshawski (1991): - Tough guy : ''Don''t push me, Warshawski, because you''re about this close.'' - Warshawski: ''What''s that? Your I.Q. or the size of your dick?''
P.I. Nick Charles (William Powell) and wife Nora (Myrna Loy) in The Thin Man (1934). - Nick:''What were you doing on the night of October 5th, 1902?'' - Nora:''I was just a gleam in my father''s eye .''
Private eye Harper (Paul Newman) to Albert Graves (Arthur Hill) in Harper (1966): ''The bottom is loaded with nice people, Albert. Only cream and bastards rise.''
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