[ ahy-bawl ]
/ ˈaɪˌbɔl /
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.
Words Popularized By Shakespeare That We Still UseWilliam Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and was baptized on April 26, 1564. His exact birthdate remains unknown, though it is conventionally taken to be the same as the day his "bones were interred." In his honor, we wanted to share some words popularized by the man himself.
give (someone) the hairy eyeball, Slang. to look at (someone) with eyelids partly lowered, as in hostility or distrust.
Related formseye·ball·er, noun
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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for eyeballing
/ (ˈaɪˌbɔːl) /
the entire ball-shaped part of the eye
eyeball to eyeball in close confrontation
(tr) slang to stare at
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Medicine definitions for eyeballing
[ ī′bôl′ ]
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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