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evil eye

Definition:

a look that is believed to have the power of inflicting harm

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

evil eyes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Evil eye

a look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it's directed for reasons of envy or dislike. The term also refers to the power attributed to certain persons of inflicting injury or bad luck by... (48 of 5970 words, 7 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Evil eye

Evil eye (disambiguation)

a look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it's directed. Evil eye or Evil eyes may also refer to: The Evil Eye (1913 film), an American silent short starring Mary Ryan | The Evil Eye (1917 ... (49 of 299 words, 17 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Evil eye (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

evil eye [occult]

glance believed to have the ability to cause injury or death to those on whom it falls; pregnant women, children, and animals are thought to be ... (26 of 337 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/197336​/evil-eye

New World Dictionary:

evil eye

a look believed by some to be able to harm or bewitch the one stared at | the power to cast such a look (23 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/evil-eye

Collins Dictionary:

the evil eye | evil eye

a look or glance superstitiously supposed to have the power of inflicting harm or injury | the power to inflict harm, etc, by such a look (25 of 457 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/the-evil-eye

Columbia Encyclopedia:

evil eye | evil eyes

principally Sicilian and Mesoamerican superstition, although it's known in other cultures. According to the Native American version, a person who ... (20 of 83 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0817987​.html

Merriam-Webster:

evil eye

an eye or glance held capable of inflicting harm ; also, a person believed to have such an eye or glance (21 of 50 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/evil eye

Random House Dictionary:

evil eye

a look thought capable of inflicting injury or bad luck on the person at whom it's directed. | the power, superstitiously attributed to certain ... (23 of 39 words, 2 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/evil-eye

American Heritage Dictionary:

evil eye

A look or stare believed to cause injury or misfortune to others. | The presumed power to cause injury or misfortune to others by magic or ... (25 of 30 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/evil-eye

Wiktionary:

evil eye | evil eyes [plural]

A wicked look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck due to envy or dislike | A curse (25 of 26 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/evil eye

Cambridge Dictionary:

the evil eye | evil eye

a magical power to injure or harm people by looking at them (12 of 15 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/the-evil-eye

Macmillan British Dictionary:

look at [transitive] | looked at [past tense] | looking at [present participle] | looks at [3rd-person singular present]

to direct your eyes towards someone or something so that you can see them | to think about a situation or subject carefully, especially in order to ... (26 of 309 words, 9 definitions, 10 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/look-at

Oxford Dictionary:

dekko

Syllabification: (dek┬Ěko) | [singular, British, informal] | a quick look or glance (10 of 53 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/dekko

dekko [singular, British, informal]

a quick look or glance (5 of 50 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dekko

Encarta Dictionary:

evil eye

a piercing look that conveys strong feelings of hatred, disapproval, jealousy, or malice, or that supposedly can cause harm | a supernatural or ... (22 of 60 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861689907​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

YourDictionary Audio:

evil eye

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "evil eye" by speech synthesizer

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