from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
  • noun A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An eye which has been bruised showing noticeable hematoma, especially after receiving a blow.

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

  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  • noun a bad reputation


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