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When a baby is in the room with two women, and one is considered more beautiful than the other, the infant's eyes will go to the more beautiful one.
Susan Anton

Meaning of "eyes" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EYES

eyes  [aɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EYES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Eyes is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EYES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

eyes

Eye

Eyes are the organs of vision. They detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in neurons. The simplest photoreceptor cells in conscious vision connect light to movement. In higher organisms the eye is a complex optical system which collects light from the surrounding environment, regulates its intensity through a diaphragm, focuses it through an adjustable assembly of lenses to form an image, converts this image into a set of electrical signals, and transmits these signals to the brain through complex neural pathways that connect the eye via the optic nerve to the visual cortex and other areas of the brain. Eyes with resolving power have come in ten fundamentally different forms, and 96% of animal species possess a complex optical system. Image-resolving eyes are present in molluscs, chordates and arthropods. The simplest "eyes", such as those in microorganisms, do nothing but detect whether the surroundings are light or dark, which is sufficient for the entrainment of circadian rhythms. From more complex eyes, retinal photosensitive ganglion cells send signals along the retinohypothalamic tract to the suprachiasmatic nuclei to effect circadian adjustment.

Definition of eyes in the English dictionary

The definition of eyes in the dictionary is the part of the bows of a ship that are furthest forward at the level of the main deck.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EYES

eyeliner
eyen
eyepiece
eyepoint
eyepopper
eyer
eyes front
eyes left
eyes out
eyes right
eyeshade
eyeshine
eyeshot
eyesight
eyesome
eyesore
eyespot
eyestalk
eyestone
eyestrain

WORDS THAT END LIKE EYES

a sight for sore eyes
all eyes
Aux Cayes
bedroom eyes
bye-byes
Cayes
close one´s eyes
come-to-bed eyes
Erinyes
four-eyes
goo-goo eyes
Hayes
Les Cayes
make eyes
oyes
pull the wool over someone´s eyes
snake eyes
Troyes
up to one´s eyes
yes

Synonyms and antonyms of eyes in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EYES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «eyes» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of eyes

Translation of «eyes» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EYES

Find out the translation of eyes to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of eyes from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «eyes» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

眼睛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ojos
570 millions of speakers

English

eyes
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आंखें
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عيون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

глаза
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

olhos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চোখ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

yeux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Blick
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mripat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डोळे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gözleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

occhi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

очі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ochi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μάτια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ögon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

øyne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of eyes

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EYES»

The term «eyes» is very widely used and occupies the 2.052 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EYES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «eyes» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «eyes» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about eyes

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10 QUOTES WITH «EYES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word eyes.
1
Shana Alexander
When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband.
2
Pedro Almodovar
My first memory is of the eyes of my brother; he was looking at me all the time.
3
Susan Anton
When a baby is in the room with two women, and one is considered more beautiful than the other, the infant's eyes will go to the more beautiful one.
4
Peter Arnett
Right-wing media and politicians are looking for any opportunity to be critical of the reporters who are here. Some reporters make judgments, but that is not my style. I present both sides and report what I see with my own eyes.
5
Emanuel Ax
I have always thought that my ear is also very influenced by my eyes.
6
Ellen Barkin
When I played Leonardo DiCaprio's mother, they liked that Leo had very hooded eyes and a rounded nose with a ball. They said, They look like they could be mother and son.
7
Benjamin Cardozo
The prophet and the martyr do not see the hooting throng. Their eyes are fixed on the eternities.
8
Lee Van Cleef
Being born with a pair of beady eyes was the best thing that ever happened to me.
9
George Cukor
I choose my actors well and get to know the quirks of their personalities - and, most of all, I share humor with them. Then I keep my eyes open when they rehearse and perform, because you never know where the next stimulation comes from.
10
Tony D'Souza
In a way, 'On the Road's greatest victory is that nobody's eyes will be opened any longer by reading it; the last time I met any young people who were actually 'on the road' was when I covered Occupy St. Louis. Those few, dirty kids were fighting a battle even they couldn't articulate.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EYES»

Discover the use of eyes in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to eyes and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count on
A counting book depicting the colorful fish a child might see if he turned into a fish himself.
Lois Ehlert, 1992
2
Their Eyes Were Watching God
One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom.
Zora Neale Hurston, 2009
3
Animal Eyes
This new edition is fully updated throughout, incorporating more than a decade of new discoveries and research.
Michael F. Land, Dan-Eric Nilsson, 2012
4
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
Years after the war, she would find a way to return them to the family she’d served even in their exile. In The Hare with Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal unfolds the story of a remarkable family and a tumultuous century.
Edmund de Waal, 2010
5
The Girl with the Silver Eyes
Katie can make things move with her mind and understand what animals are thinking and one day, suspecting that there are three others with her powers, she runs away to find them.
Willo Davis Roberts, 2011
6
Eyes
"An Exploration of animals eyes, their various shapes and functions"--Provided by publisher.
Sara Swan Miller, 2007
7
Violet Eyes
"I'm the Idea Girl, the one who can always think of something to do." Angel Eastland knows she's different. It's not just her violet eyes that set her apart. She's smarter than her classmates and more athletically gifted.
Nicole Luiken, 2001
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Eyes
Explains the functions of the different parts of the eye.
Katherine Goode, 2000
9
Eyes
Explores the different parts of the eye and each part's specialized function.
Shannon Caster, 2010
10
Silver Eyes
It read, "Violet eyes lie." SILVER EYES In a world where humans work on Mars and loyalty is controlled by a brain chip, eighteen-year-old Angel Eastland can't retrieve her memory.
Nicole Luiken, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EYES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term eyes is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Time Inc. eyes Traveler head for InStyle vacancy
Nina Lawrence was out as publisher of InStyle in late April. While no one has yet been named to replace her, Time Inc. is said to be looking at ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
2
For forensic artist of 'Baby Doe' image, eyes are turning point
Andrews worked on Adobe Photoshop to recreate the toddler's big brown eyes, chubby cheeks, hair reaching just below the shoulders, her ... «kfor.com, Jul 15»
3
New AFP chief eyes peaceful 2016 polls
New AFP chief eyes peaceful 2016 polls. By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated July 10, 2015 - 3:12pm. googleplus ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
4
'Dangerously low': Army unveils deep troop cuts, eyes smallest force …
The U.S. Army on Thursday unveiled a controversial plan to reduce its force size by 40,000 soldiers, the latest downsizing of the U.S. military ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
5
How Fast Can the Eyes See? Move?
I know the eyes are fast. Our vision seems almost instant. But just how speedy are our eyes? First of all, how fast can they see? In other words ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Masahiro Tanaka shakes off A's, eyes better second half
NEW YORK -- There was the trip to the disabled list, and there were the two straight starts where Masahiro Tanaka allowed first seven runs, and ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
7
Beauty Must-Have: A Lash & Brow Serum That Won't Irritate Eyes
Contact lenses and NYC air pollution certainly don't help, but I've always had extra-sensitive, redness-prone eyes—it's not unusual for people ... «HarpersBAZAAR.com, Jul 15»
8
United Internet eyes IPO of division to fund buys
FRANKFURT Germany's United Internet AG said it may float its business offering web-hosting and other online services to corporate customers ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
9
Matt Bouldin, former ThunderRidge star, eyes shot at NBA
Former ThunderRidge and Gonzaga star Matt Bouldin is getting another opportunity to showcase his talents to NBA scouts. He was one of 12 ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
10
Dreamville's Omen Discusses Stepping Out Of J. Cole's Shadow On …
The title Elephant Eyes comes from a nickname given to Omen from a woman he used to be in a relationship with. It is also based on the saying ... «HipHopDX, Jul 15»

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