from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A look or stare believed to cause injury or misfortune to others.
  • n. The presumed power to cause injury or misfortune to others by magic or supernatural means.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wicked look
  • n. A curse

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See Evil eye under evil, a.
  • adj. an eye which inflicts injury by some magical or fascinating influence. It is still believed by the ignorant and superstitious that some persons have the supernatural power of injuring by a look.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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