eye vs eyeball what difference

what is difference between eye and eyeball

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ī, IPA(key): /aɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: ay, aye, I

Etymology 1

From Middle English eye, eie, , eighe, eyghe, yȝe, eyȝe, from Old English ēage (eye), from Proto-West Germanic *augā, from Proto-Germanic *augô (eye) (compare Scots ee, West Frisian each, Dutch oog, German Auge, Norwegian Bokmål øye, Norwegian Nynorsk auga, Swedish öga), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃okʷ-, *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see).

See also Latin oculus (whence English oculus), Lithuanian akìs, Old Church Slavonic око (oko), Albanian sy, Ancient Greek ὀφθαλμός (ophthalmós, eye), Armenian ակն (akn), Avestan ????????????(aši, eyes), Sanskrit अक्षि (ákṣi). Related to ogle.

The uncommon plural form eyen is from Middle English eyen, from Old English ēagan, nominative and accusative plural of Old English ēage (eye).

Noun

eye (plural eyes or (obsolete or dialectal) eyen)

  1. An organ through which animals see (perceive surroundings via light).
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:eye
    Hyponym: ocellus
  2. The visual sense.
  3. The iris of the eye, being of a specified colour.
  4. Attention, notice.
  5. The ability to notice what others might miss.
    Synonym: perceptiveness
  6. A meaningful stare or look.
  7. A private eye: a privately hired detective or investigator.
  8. A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.
  9. The oval hole of an axehead through which the axehandle is fitted.
  10. A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook or the passage of a cord or line.
    Synonym: eyelet
  11. The relatively clear and calm center of a hurricane or other cyclonic storm.
  12. A mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling a human eye.
  13. The dark spot on a black-eyed pea.
  14. A reproductive bud in a potato.
  15. (informal) The dark brown center of a black-eyed Susan flower.
  16. A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc. — e.g. at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; through a crank; at the end of a rope; or through a millstone.
  17. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.
  18. Tinge; shade of colour.
    • 1664, Robert Boyle, Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours
      Red with an eye of blue makes a purple.
  19. One of the holes in certain kinds of cheese.
  20. (architecture) The circle in the centre of a volute.
  21. (typography) The enclosed counter (negative space) of the small letter e.
  22. (game of Go) An empty point or group of points surrounded by one player’s stones.
  23. (usually in the plural) View or opinion.
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: ai
Translations

See eye/translations § Noun.

See also
  • tapetum lucidum
References
  • Eye (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • eye on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

eye (third-person singular simple present eyes, present participle eyeing or eying, simple past and past participle eyed)

  1. (transitive) To carefully or appraisingly observe (someone or something).
    After eyeing the document for half an hour, she decided not to sign it.
    They went out and eyed the new car one last time before deciding.
    • 1859, Fraser’s Magazine (volume 60, page 671)
      Each downcast monk in silence takes / His place a newmade grave around, / Each one his brother sadly eying.
    Synonym: gaze (poetic)
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To appear; to look.
Derived terms
  • eye up
  • ineye
Translations

Etymology 2

Probably from rebracketing of a nye as an eye.

Noun

eye (plural eyes)

  1. A brood.
    an eye of pheasants

Anagrams

  • Yee, yee

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English eġe, from Proto-West Germanic *agi, from Proto-Germanic *agaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂égʰos. Doublet of awe.

Alternative forms

  • eie, eȝe, eȝȝe, eyȝe, eiȝe

Pronunciation

  • (Early ME) IPA(key): /ˈejə/
  • IPA(key): /ˈɛi̯(ə)/
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯(ə)

Noun

eye (uncountable)

  1. awe, reverence, worshipfulness
  2. horror, panic
  3. that which creates reverence; the exercise of power
  4. that which incites awe
  5. that which incites terror

Related terms

  • eifulle (rare)
  • eiliche (rare)

Descendants

  • English: ey (obsolete)

References

  • “eie, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-11.

Etymology 2

Noun

eye

  1. Alternative form of eie

Tatar

Adverb

eye

  1. very, of course, emphatic adverb

Tetelcingo Nahuatl

Interjection

eye

  1. hey!

References

  • Brewer, Forrest; Brewer, Jean G. (1962) Vocabulario mexicano de Tetelcingo, Morelos: Castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano (Serie de vocabularios indígenas Mariano Silva y Aceves; 8)‎[5] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: El Instituto Lingüístico de Verano en coordinación con la Secretaría de Educación Pública a través de la Dirección General de Internados de Enseñanza Primaria y Educación Indígena, published 1971, page 126

Tocharian B

Noun

eye ?

  1. sheep

Umbundu

Pronoun

eye

  1. (third-person singular pronoun)

See also



English

Alternative forms

  • eye-ball (obsolete)

Etymology

From eye +‎ ball. Compare Middle English balle off the eye, balle of þe eyȝe (eyeball, literally ball of the eye).

Pronunciation

Noun

eyeball (plural eyeballs)

  1. The ball of the eye.
    • 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I Scene 2
      Go, make thyself like a nymph o’ th’ sea.
      Be subject to no sight but thine and mine, invisible
      To every eyeball else. Go, take this shape,
      And hither come in’t; go! Hence, with diligence!
  2. A person’s focus of attention.
  3. (marketing, in the plural) A readership or viewership.
    We need compelling content for the new Web site so we can attract more eyeballs.
  4. (CB radio, slang) A face-to-face meeting.
  5. (Caribbean) A favourite or pet; the apple of someone’s eye.

Synonyms

  • eye-apple

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

eyeball (third-person singular simple present eyeballs, present participle eyeballing, simple past and past participle eyeballed)

  1. To gauge, estimate or judge by eye, rather than measuring precisely; to look or glance at.
  2. To scrutinize
  3. To stare at intently
    Are you eyeballing my girl?
  4. To roll one’s eyes.

Derived terms

  • eyeballer

Translations

See also

  • bums in seats
  • click-through

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