- a thick, circular glass in a roof, ship's deck, etc., for admitting light
- any circular opening for light or air
- the circular central mark of a target
- a shot that hits this
- a direct hit
- the exact achievement of a goal aimed at
- a convex lens for concentrating light
- a lantern with such a lens
- a hard, round candy
Origin of bull's-eyeas in French oeil de boeuf, Danish koöie, cow eye, Sw oxoga, ox eye, all applied to small, round windows
or bull's eye
- a. The small central circle on a target.b. A shot that hits this circle.
- a. A direct hit: scored a bull's-eye on the window with a snowball.b. The precise accomplishment of a goal or purpose: “Most marketing these days &ellipsis4; hits the bull's-eye for laughs, razzle-dazzle, and cleverness” (Jay Conrad Levinson).
- A thick, circular piece of glass set, as in a roof or ship's deck, to admit light.
- A circular opening or window.
- a. A plano-convex lens used to concentrate light.b. A lantern or lamp having such a lens.
- A piece of round hard candy.
- Alternative spelling of bull's eye.
(plural bull's eyes)
- (informal) Any of the first postage stamps produced in Brazil from 1843.
From the shape of the key plate or vignette