eyeball

[ ahy-bawl ]
/ ˈaɪˌbɔl /

noun

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.

verb (used with object)

Informal. to look at, check, or observe closely: two opponents eyeballing each other.

Idioms for eyeball

    give (someone) the hairy eyeball, Slang. to look at (someone) with eyelids partly lowered, as in hostility or distrust.

Origin of eyeball

1580–90; 1900–05 for def 3; eye + ball1

OTHER WORDS FROM eyeball

eye·ball·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for eyeball

eyeball
/ (ˈaɪˌbɔːl) /

noun

the entire ball-shaped part of the eye
eyeball to eyeball in close confrontation

verb

(tr) slang to stare at
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Medicine definitions for eyeball

eyeball
[ ībôl′ ]

n.

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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