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King James Dictionary
EYE, n. pronounced as I. L. oculus, a diminutive. The old English plural was eyen, or eyne.
1. The organ of sight or vision properly, the globe or ball movable in the orbit. The eye is nearly of a spherical figure, and composed of coats or tunics. But in the term eye, we often or usually include the ball and the parts adjacent.
2. Sight view ocular knowledge as, I have a man now in my eye. In this sense, the plural is more generally used.
Before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you. Galatians 3
3. Look countenance.
I'll say yon gray is not the morning's eye.
4. Front face.
Her shall you hear disproved to your eyes.
5. Direct opposition as, to sail in the wind's eye.
6. Aspect regard respect view.
Booksellers mention with respect the authors they have printed, and consequently have an eye to their own advantage.
7. Notice observation vigilance watch.
After this jealousy, he kept a strict eye upon him.
8. View of the mind opinion formed by observation or contemplation.
It hath, in their eye, no great affinity with the form of the church of Rome.
9. Sight view, either in a literal or figurative sense.
10. Something resembling the eye in form as the eye of a peacock's feather.
11. A small hole or aperture a perforation as the eye of a needle.
12. A small catch for a hook as we say, hooks and eyes. in nearly the same sense, the word is applied to certain fastenings in the cordage of ships.
13. The bud of a plant a shoot.
14. A small shade of color. Little used.
Red with an eye of blue makes a purple.
15. The power of perception.
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened. Ephesians 1
16. Oversight inspection.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
The eyes of a ship, are the parts which lie near the hawse-holes, particularly in the lower apartments.
To set the eyes on, is to see to have a sight of.
To find favor in the eyes, is to be graciously received and treated.
EYE, n. A brood as an eye of pheasants.
EYE, To fix the eye on to look on to view to observe particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention.
Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies.
EYE, To appear to have an appearance.
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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Eye'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​e/eye.html.