1 eyeball, orb, Colloq optic:
The eye of the eagle is nearly as large as that of an elephant.
2 vision, (eye)sight, visual acuity, perception:
Her eyes are weakened by so much reading.
3 discernment, perception, taste, judgement, discrimination, percipience, perspicacity, appreciation, sensitivity; knowledge, recognition, comprehension:
Shirley has a good eye for Chinese antiques. Walmsley has the eye of an artist.
4 liking, affection, fondness, partiality, appreciation; lustfulness:
Old Bisley still has an eye for the girls.
5 ogle, leer, look, wink, glad eye, sidelong glance:
The barmaid gave me the eye as soon as I walked in.
6 view, respect, regard, aim, intention, purpose, design, plan, idea, notion:
He lent me the money with an eye to asking a favour in return.
7 attention, regard, look, scrutiny, view, examination, observation; supervision:
All our comings and goings were under the watchful eye of Scotland Yard.
8 guard, lookout, watch, vigil:
The class monitor is expected to keep an eye on the younger children.
9 examine, scrutinize, look at, regard:
My future mother-in-law eyed me up and down.
10 behold, gaze or look or peer at or upon, contemplate, study, regard, view, inspect; watch, observe:
The doctor eyed the wound with concern.