the socket or orbit of the eye.
the nontechnical name for orbit (sense 3)
eye socket n.
See orbital cavity.
[ahy-suh m] /ˈaɪ səm/ adjective, Archaic. 1. pleasant to look at.
[ahyz-ohn-lee] /ˈaɪzˈoʊn li/ adjective 1. (of a communication) secret or confidential and meant to be seen only by the person to whom it is directed: an eyes-only report.
[ahy-sawr, ahy-sohr] /ˈaɪˌsɔr, ˈaɪˌsoʊr/ noun 1. something unpleasant to look at: The run-down house was an eyesore to the neighbors. /ˈaɪˌsɔː/ noun 1. something very ugly n. “something offensive to the eye,” 1520s, from eye (n.) + sore (n.).
noun 1. a splice made in a rope by turning back one end and interweaving it with the main body of the rope so as to form a loop. noun 1. an eye formed in a rope by splicing the end into its standing part