eagle eye
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈi gəl ˈī/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈi gəl ˈī/

Definitions of eagle-eye word

  • noun eagle-eye unusually sharp visual powers; keen ability to watch or observe. 1
  • noun eagle-eye a person who has sharp vision or who maintains a keen watchfulness. 1
  • noun eagle-eye alert watchfulness. 1

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Origin of eagle-eye

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605

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Parts of speech for Eagle-eye


eagle-eye popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for eagle-eye

noun eagle-eye

  • weather eye — sensitivity and alertness to signs of change in the weather.
  • hawkeye — a native or inhabitant of Iowa (used as a nickname).

verb eagle-eye

  • detect — To detect something means to find it or discover that it is present somewhere by using equipment or making an investigation.
  • monitor — (especially formerly) a student appointed to assist in the conduct of a class or school, as to help take attendance or keep order.
  • inspect — to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically: to inspect every part of the motor.
  • recognize — to identify as something or someone previously seen, known, etc.: He had changed so much that one could scarcely recognize him.
  • study — application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection: long hours of study.

Antonyms for eagle-eye

verb eagle-eye

  • pass by — go past
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • disbelieve — to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in: to disbelieve reports of UFO sightings.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • misunderstand — to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly.

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