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eyeball

noun eye·ball \ ˈī-ˌbȯl \
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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eyeball

verb

Definition of eyeball

eyeballed; eyeballing; eyeballs
: 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

in the meaning defined above

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eyeball

adjective

Definition of eyeball

: based on observation
  • eyeball judgment

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1914

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EYEBALL Defined for English Language Learners

eyeball

Definition of eyeball for English Language Learners

  • : the entire round part of the eye


eyeball

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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