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Black Eye

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Definition of the noun black eye

What does black eye mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of black eye: mouse / shiner
    • more generic words: bruise / contusion = an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
  2. a bad reputation
    • example: his behavior gave the whole family a black eye
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: reputation / repute = the state of being held in high esteem and honor
  3. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Alternative definition of the noun black eye

noun

  1. An eye which has been bruised, especially after receiving a blow.

Specialised definition of the noun black eye

Glossary of sports / darts

the center area of the bullseye, which is worth 50 points

Film

"Black Eye" is a 1974 action film produced by Pat Rooney, directed by Jack Arnold and starring Fred Williamson. The film was based on the novel Murder on the Wild Side, by Jeff Jacks.

Character

Black Eye is a fictional character from the 1993 film Dil Tera Aashiq.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Black Eye

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Google previewThe Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal (1874)

Mourning, "a full suit of mourning," two black eyes; half- mourning, one black eye. Mouse, a black eye. By a facon de parler, any THE SLANG DICTIONARY.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health (2010)

A black eye is a dark bruise and swelling around the eye. A black eye normally looks a lot worse than it is. Despite the name, it is not the eye that turns black but the eyelid and skin around the eye. A black eye is caused by a blow to the eye or ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Old Fishing Lures (2011)

Made in North America by Robert A. Slade

'I5eW—AII white, black stripe down side, black eye. Zs-G—Light green with dark green down side, red eye. 26-G—Dark green with red stripe on side, red eye. 26- YP--Yellow, olive drab back, red eye. 27-WB—White, black head and spots, red ...

Google previewNorthern Paiute–Bannock Dictionary (2012)

by Sven Liljeblad, Catherine S Fowler, Glenda Powell

[black eye] SF:O4. Var 1: FH=tuupui [t|'1.pui] The black eye (the iris and pupil of the eye). Wihii. [SLN] See also: pui (eye); puni (see, to; look at, to; look for, to); tohapui (white of the eye); totsipui (white of the eye); tukwachapinida ipuikawti ( pupil ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

a full suit of mourning, two black eyes ; half-mourntnj, one black eye. Mourning shirts (common), flannel shirts, that do not require washing so often as others. We say mourning shirts, it being customary for men in sadness ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Black eye (common), "we gave the bottle a black eye," ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

black eye) or from some blood disease, such as leukaemia. Note: also spelt hematoma. Groenouw's nodular type 1 corneal dystrophy See dystrophy, granular. Grotthus' law See law, Draper's. ground Seefigure.

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communications (2008)

by Marcel Danesi

for example, perorbital hematoma = black eye, in medicine; licorice stick = clarinet, among jazz musicians. By extension, any form of pretentious or hollow language. Java programming language used to create tiny programs that give ...

Google previewHaydn's dictionary of popular medicine and hygiene; ed. by E. Lankester (1879)

commonly called a black eye, is the result of an effusion of blood into the areolar tissue, immediately below the skin, generally caused by a blow on the eye. The best and readiest way of getting rid of the disfigurement, ...

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Quotes about Black Eye

Mercutio: Alas poor Romeo! he is already dead; stabbed with a white wench's black eye; shot through the ear with a love-song; the very pin of his heart cleft with the blind bow-boy's butt-shaft: and is he a man to encounter Tybalt? (William Shakespeare)
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