eyeball (plural eyeballs)

  1. the ball of the eye
    • 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I Scene 2
      Go, make thyself like a nymph o' th' sea.
      Be subject to no sight but thine and mine, invisible
      To every eyeball else. Go, take this shape,
      And hither come in't; go! Hence, with diligence!
  2. (CB, slang) a meeting
    We had an eyeball last year.
  3. (marketing, in the plural) readership or viewership
  4. (Caribbean) A favourite or pet; the apple of someone's eye.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: globe oculaire
  • German: Augapfel
  • Italian: bulbo oculare
  • Portuguese: globo ocular
  • Russian: глазно́е я́блоко
  • Spanish: globo ocular

eyeball (eyeballs, present participle eyeballing; past eyeballed, past participle eyeballed)

  1. To gauge, estimate or judge by eye, rather than measuring precisely; to look or glance at.
    A good cook can often just eyeball the correct quantities of ingredients.
    Each geometric construction must be exact; eyeballing it and getting close does not count.
  2. To scrutinize
  3. To stare at intently
    Are you eyeballing my girl?
  4. To roll one's eyes.
  • French: évaluer à vue de nez, évaluer au pif

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