in the eye of the beholder meaning, in the eye of the beholder definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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beholder

  
  ( beholders    plural  )
1    If you say that something such as beauty or art is in the eye of the beholder   , you mean that it is a matter of personal opinion.      
in the eye of the beholder             phrase   v-link PHR  
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.     
2       n-count   Thebeholder of something is the person who is looking at it.  
OLD-FASHIONED   usu the N in sing  
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beholder     ( beholders    plural  )
1    If you say that something such as beauty or art is in the eye of the beholder, you mean that it is a matter of personal opinion.  
in the eye of the beholder      phrase   v-link PHR  
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.     
2       n-count   Thebeholder of something is the person who is looking at it.  
OLD-FASHIONED   usu the N in sing  

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beholden, behold, beheld, behove

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
adj.
perceived visually
E.g. How much of the info taken in by the eye do we memorize? (meaning: How much of what we see do we remember?)
n.
The specular reflection of light from the surface of an eye in a photograph visible as a bright white spot on the eye.
The separate lights of the studio flash kit should be positioned so that the portrait exhibits only one catchlight per eye.
n.
brothers of the blue eye
n.
Mydriasis Unilateral : because medication, loss of Eye inervation . Bilateral profound pupillary areflexia isssen in very profound Coma , Cardiac Arrest or in Death
medical term
n.
avoir le coup d'oeil
n.
avoir le jour dans les yeux
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