Synonyms of eye in English:

eye


See definition of eye

noun

1‘he rubbed his eyes wearily’

SYNONYMS
organ of sight, eyeball
informal peeper
literary orb
archaic, humorous optic
rare globe

2eyes‘his sharp eyes had missed nothing’

SYNONYMS
eyesight, vision, sight, power of sight, faculty of sight, ability to see, power of seeing, powers of observation, observation, perception, visual perception

3‘shoppers with an eye for a bargain’

SYNONYMS
appreciation, awareness, alertness, perception, discernment, discrimination, taste, judgement, recognition, consciousness, knowledge, understanding, comprehension, cognizance, feeling, sensitivity, instinct, intuition, nose

4‘her nervous movement did not escape his watchful eye’

SYNONYMS
watch, observance, lookout, gaze, stare, regard
observation, surveillance, vigilance, view, notice, contemplation, examination, inspection, study, scrutiny

5also eyes‘to desert was despicable in their eyes’

SYNONYMS
opinion, thinking, way of thinking, mind, view, viewpoint, point of view, attitude, stance, stand, standpoint, position, perspective, belief, contention, conviction, judgement, assessment, analysis, evaluation, gauging, rating, appraisal, estimation, estimate

6‘the eye of a needle’

SYNONYMS
hole, opening, aperture, eyelet, gap, slit, slot, crevice, chink, crack, perforation, interstice

7‘the eye of the storm’

SYNONYMS
centre, middle, nucleus, heart, core, hub, pivot, kernel, bosom, interior, depths, thick
ANTONYMS

edge


verb

1‘he eyed the stranger suspiciously’

SYNONYMS
look at, see, observe, view, gaze at, gaze upon, stare at, scan, regard, contemplate, survey, inspect, examine, scrutinize, study, consider, glance at, take a glance at
watch, keep an eye on, keep under observation, keep watch on, keep under scrutiny, keep under surveillance, monitor, watch like a hawk, keep a weather eye on
spy on
informal have a gander at, take a gander at, have a squint at, get a load of, give someone a once-over, give something a once-over, check out, gawp at, size up, keep a beady eye on, keep tabs on, keep a tab on
British informal have a butcher's at, take a butcher's at, have a dekko at, take a dekko at, have a shufti at, take a shufti at, clock
North American informal eyeball
literary behold
rare twig, surveil
ANTONYMS

ignore

2‘sometimes he would eye young women in the street’

SYNONYMS
ogle, leer at, stare at, gaze at, make eyes at, make sheep's eyes at
informal eye up, give someone the glad eye, give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over, lech after, lech over, undress with one's eyes, give someone the come-on
British informal gawp at, gawk at
Australian, New Zealand informal perv on

Phrases

    see eye to eye

    ‘we don't always see eye to eye about things’


    SYNONYMS

    agree, concur, be in agreement, be of the same mind, be of the same opinion, be in accord, be in sympathy, sympathize, be united, think as one

    be on the same wavelength, get on, get along, feel a rapport

    ANTONYMS

    disagree

    clap/lay/set eyes on

    ‘I have never clapped eyes on him before’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    see, observe, notice, spot, sight, have sight of, spy, catch sight of, glimpse, catch a glimpse of, get a glimpse of, make out, discern, perceive, pick out, detect

    literary

    behold, espy, descry

    up to one's eyes

    ‘not now, I'm afraid, I'm up to my eyes this morning’


    SYNONYMS

    very busy, fully occupied

    overwhelmed, inundated, overloaded, overburdened, overworked, overtaxed, under pressure, hard-pressed, harassed, run off one's feet, rushed off one's feet, with one's back to the wall

    informal

    pushed, up against it, up to here