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eyeball

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noun eye·ball \ˈī-ˌbȯl\

Definition of eyeball

  1. 1 :  the more or less globular capsule of the vertebrate eye formed by the sclera and cornea together with their contained structures

  2. 2 eyeballs plural :  people who view something (such as an advertisement) websites competing for eyeballs

1575

First Known Use of eyeball

1575


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eyeball

verb eye·ball

Definition of eyeball

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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.

1901

First Known Use of eyeball

1901


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eyeball

adjective eye·ball

Definition of eyeball

  1. :  based on observation eyeball judgment

1914

First Known Use of eyeball

1914


EYEBALL Defined for English Language Learners

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eyeball

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noun eye·ball \ˈī-ˌbȯl\

Definition of eyeball for English Language Learners

  • : the entire round part of the eye


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eyeball

verb eye·ball

Definition of eyeball for English Language Learners

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


EYEBALL Defined for Kids

eyeball

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noun eye·ball \ˈī-ˌbȯl\

Definition of eyeball for Students

  1. :  the whole eye


Medical Dictionary

eyeball

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noun eye·ball \ˈī-ˌbȯl\

Medical 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



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