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eyeball

[ahy-bawl]
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noun
  1. the ball or globe of the eye.
  2. eyeballs, Informal. people who view or read something: Old TV shows are getting a lot of eyeballs online.
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verb (used with object)
  1. Informal. to look at, check, or observe closely: two opponents eyeballing each other.
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Idioms
  1. give (someone) the hairy eyeball, Slang. to look at (someone) with eyelids partly lowered, as in hostility or distrust.
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Origin of eyeball

1580–90; 1900–05 for def 3; eye + ball1
Related formseye·ball·er, noun
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Related Words for eyeballing

search, inspect, consider, explore, study, probe, question, scrutinize, interrogate, examine, review, confirm, verify, determine, divine, double-check, detect, monitor, recognize, watch

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British Dictionary definitions for eyeballing

eyeball

noun
  1. the entire ball-shaped part of the eye
  2. eyeball to eyeball in close confrontation
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verb
  1. (tr) slang to stare at
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Word Origin and History for eyeballing

eyeball

n.

also eye-ball, 1580s, from eye (n.) + ball (n.1). As a verb, 1901, American English slang. Related: Eyeballed; eyeballing.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

eyeballing in Medicine

eyeball

bôl′)
n.
  1. The globe-shaped portion of the eye surrounded by the socket and covered externally by the eyelids.bulb of eye
  2. The eye itself.
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