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eagle-eye

eagle eye
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Transcription

    • 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

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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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