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aye (IGH as in hIGH) (interjection)
"Yes", used especially in Scotland and in the language of sailors: The sailor said, "Aye, aye, sir!" when the captain gave him an order.
aye (IGH as in hIGH) (noun)
Applied to indicate an affirmative or yes vote: All in favor, say "aye".
There are six nays and twelve ayes, so the ayes have it.
eye (IGH) (noun)
That part of the body used for seeing or the organ of vision in animals: Roscoe is wearing a patch over one eye and Rob has something in his eye.
eye (IGH) (verb)
To watch or to look at someone or something in a very close or careful way: The guards were instructed to eye everyone who entered the bank; especially, because of the recent robbery that took place there.
i, I (IGH as in hIGH) (noun)
The ninth letter of the English alphabet: The word "ice" begins with an i.
i, I (IGH as in hIGH) (pronoun)
A person who is speaking or writing; used as the subject of a verb: I feel fine, but I think that I should leave now.

"Aye, Aye, Sir", said I when asked to eye the horizon.

eye (s) (noun), eyes (pl)
1. The organ of vision that consists of the eyeball and the optic nerve.
2. The area of the eye, including lids and other accessory organs of the eye.
3. An organ of vision or of light sensitivity.
4. Either of a pair of hollow structures located in bony sockets of the skull, functioning together or independently, each having a lens capable of focusing incident light on an internal photosensitive retina from which nerve impulses are sent to the brain; the vertebrate organ of vision.
  • The external, visible portion of this organ together with its associated structures, especially the eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows.
  • The pigmented iris of this organ.
3. The faculty of seeing; vision.
4. The ability to make intellectual or aesthetic judgments: "She has a good eye for fashionable clothes."
5. A way of regarding something; a point of view; attention; watchful attention or supervision.
6. Something suggestive of the vertebrate organ of vision, especially:
  • An opening in a needle.
  • The aperture of a camera.
  • A loop, as of metal, rope, or thread.
  • A circular marking on a peacock's feather.
7. A photosensitive device; such as, a photoelectric cell.
8. In meteorology, the circular area of relative calm at the center of a cyclone.
9. Informal, a detective, especially a private investigator.

More about the organ of sight

The eye has a number of components. These components include but are not limited to the cornea, iris, pupil, lens, retina, macula, optic nerve, choroid and vitreous.

  1. The cornea is the clear front window of the eye that transmits and focuses light into the eye.
  2. The iris is the colored part of the eye that helps regulate the amount of light that enters the eye.
  3. The pupil is the dark aperture in the iris that determines how much light is let into the eye.
  4. The lens is the transparent structure inside the eye that focuses light rays onto the retina.
  5. The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light and creates impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain.
  6. The macula is a small area in the retina that contains special light-sensitive cells and allows us to see fine details clearly.
  7. The optic nerve is the nerve that connects the eye to the brain and carries the impulses formed by the retina to the visual cortex of the brain.
  8. The choroid is a thin vascular layer between the sclera and the retina that supplies blood to the retina and conducts arteries and nerves to other structures in the eye.
  9. The vitreous humor is a clear, jelly-like substance that fills the middle of the eye.

Invertebrates (animals lacking a backbone or spinal column) usually have eyes that are simple photoreceptors (ocelli), sensitive to the direction and intensity of light.

The higher mollusks and arthropods have compound eyes that form images. The vertebrate eye is a complicated spherical structure, connected to the brain by the optic nerve. It has an outer white sclerotic coat with a transparent front, called the cornea.

This is lined by the vascular pigmented choroid, continuous with the ciliary body and the iris in front.

In the center of the iris is a hole, the pupil, though which light enters, to be focused by the lens onto the retina. This is the innermost layer and it contains light-sensitive cells (rods and cones).

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Units related to: “eye
(Anglo Saxon or Teutonic: in Old English times, eye was eage, which is related to a whole range of words for "eye" in other European languages; including, Greek ophthalmos and Latin oculus [with all of its subsequent derivatives])
(Latin: oculus used as a reference to "eye" to designate something that looks like or is suggestive of a person's organ of sight including potato "eyes")
(Latin: "little eye", a diminutive of oculus, "eye"; spotted, dotted; as if with tiny eyes)
(Latin: eye[s]; sight)
(Greek: eye)
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “eye
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth (Matthew 5:38)
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Apple of your eye (Deuteronomy 32:10, Zechariah 2:8)
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In the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52)
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See eye to eye (Isaiah 52:8)
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seeing-eye dog
A dog trained as a guide for the blind.
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