- the ball or globe of the eye.
- eyeballs, Informal. people who view or read something: Old TV shows are getting a lot of eyeballs online.
- Informal. to look at, check, or observe closely: two opponents eyeballing each other.
- give (someone) the hairy eyeball, Slang. to look at (someone) with eyelids partly lowered, as in hostility or distrust.
Origin of eyeball
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Examples from the Web for eyeballing
And, just eyeballing it here, that ark looked closer to four hundred cubits than the biblically prescribed three hundred.‘Noah’: The Bible vs. the Blockbuster
March 30, 2014
After eyeballing the five or six cars waiting, he could see it was up.Would It Have Saved JFK? Jim Lehrer on the Mystery of the Bubble Top
November 4, 2013
- the entire ball-shaped part of the eye
- eyeball to eyeball in close confrontation
- (tr) slang to stare at
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Word Origin and History for eyeballing
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The globe-shaped portion of the eye surrounded by the socket and covered externally by the eyelids.bulb of eye
- The eye itself.
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