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eyeball

noun eye·ball \ ˈī-ˌbȯl \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of eyeball

1 :the more or less globular capsule of the vertebrate eye formed by the sclera and cornea together with their contained structures
2 eyeballs plural :people who view something (such as an advertisement)
  • websites competing for eyeballs

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First Known Use of eyeball

1575


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eyeball

verb

Definition of eyeball

transitive verb
:to look at intently especially in making an evaluation or choice
  • diners eyeballing the menu
  • eyeball the competition

Examples of eyeball in a Sentence

  1. The children were eyeballing the desserts.

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First Known Use of eyeball

1901


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eyeball

adjective

Definition of eyeball

:based on observation
  • eyeball judgment

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First Known Use of eyeball

1914


EYEBALL Defined for English Language Learners

eyeball

noun

Definition of eyeball for English Language Learners

  • : the entire round part of the eye


eyeball

verb

Definition of eyeball for English Language Learners

  • : to look at or stare at (someone or something)


EYEBALL Defined for Kids

eyeball

noun eye·ball \ ˈī-ˌbȯl \

Definition of eyeball for Students

:the whole eye

Medical Dictionary

eyeball

noun eye·ball \ ˈī-ˌbȯl \

medical Definition of eyeball

:the more or less globular capsule of the vertebrate eye formed by the sclera and cornea together with their contained structures


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