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eye·ball

 (ī′bôl′)
n.
1. The globe-shaped portion of the eye surrounded by the socket and covered externally by the eyelids.
2. The eye itself.
3. An overhead light fixture that is mounted on a swivel in a recessed socket so the light can be directed in any direction.
tr.v. eye·balled, eye·ball·ing, eye·balls Informal
1. To look over carefully; scrutinize.
2. To measure or estimate roughly by sight: eyeballed the area of the wall that needed paint.

eyeball

(ˈaɪˌbɔːl)
n
1. (Anatomy) the entire ball-shaped part of the eye
2. (Marketing) marketing slang (plural) viewers of a television programme or website, esp seen as potential customers, advertisers, etc: The site's goal was to get more eyeballs for advertisers.
3. eyeball to eyeball in close confrontation
vb
(tr) slang to stare at

eye•ball

(ˈaɪˌbɔl)

n.
1. the globe of the eye enclosed by the bony socket and eyelids.
v.t.
2. Informal. to examine closely.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyeball - the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eyeeyeball - the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
capsule - a structure that encloses a body part
Verb1.eyeball - look ateyeball - look at        
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
Translations
بُؤبُؤ العَيْنمُقْلَة العَيْن
oční bulva
øjeøjeæble
silmamuna
silmämuna
szemgolyó
augaauga; augnknöttur
globo ocular
očná guľa
göz küresigöz yuvangöz yuvarı

eyeball

[ˈaɪbɔːl]
A. Nglobo m ocular
to be eyeball to eyeball (= in confrontation) → enfrentarse cara a cara
to be up to one's eyeballs in debtestar hasta arriba de deudas
to be drugged up to the eyeballs: they've got him drugged up to the eyeballslo tienen medicado a tope
B. VT (US) → clavar la mirada en

eyeball

[ˈaɪbɔːl] nglobe m oculaire
to be eyeball to eyeball with sb (= face to face) → se trouver nez à nez avec qn
up to the eyeballs (= to a great degree) → jusqu'au cou
to be up to the eyeballs in debt → être dans les dettes jusqu'au cou eyeball-to-eyeball [ˌaɪbɔːltəˈaɪbɔːl] adj
an eyeball-to-eyeball encounter → un face-à-face

eyeball

[ˈaɪˌbɔːl] nbulbo oculare
eyeball to eyeball (fig) → faccia a faccia

eye

(ai) noun
1. the part of the body with which one sees. Open your eyes; She has blue eyes.
2. anything like or suggesting an eye, eg the hole in a needle, the loop or ring into which a hook connects etc.
3. a talent for noticing and judging a particular type of thing. She has an eye for detail/colour/beauty.
verb
to look at, observe. The boys were eyeing the girls at the dance; The thief eyed the policeman warily.
ˈeyeball noun
1. the whole rounded structure of the eye.
2. the part of the eye between the eyelids.
ˈeyebrow noun
the curved line of hair above each eye.
ˈeye-catching adjective
striking or noticeable, especially if attractive. an eye-catching advertisement.
ˈeyelash noun
one of the (rows of) hairs that grow on the edge of the eyelids. She looked at him through her eyelashes.
ˈeyelet (-lit) noun
a small hole in fabric etc for a cord etc.
ˈeyelid noun
the movable piece of skin that covers or uncovers the eye.
ˈeye-opener noun
something that reveals an unexpected fact etc. Our visit to their office was a real eye-opener – they are so inefficient!
ˈeye-piece noun
the part of a telescope etc to which one puts one's eye.
ˈeyeshadow noun
a kind of coloured make-up worn around the eyes.
ˈeyesight noun
the ability to see. I have good eyesight.
ˈeyesore noun
something (eg a building) that is ugly to look at.
ˈeye-witness noun
a person who sees something (eg a crime) happen. Eye-witnesses were questioned by the police.
before/under one's very eyes
in front of one, usually with no attempt at concealment. It happened before my very eyes.
be up to the eyes in
to be very busy or deeply involved in or with. She's up to the eyes in work.
close one's eyes to
to ignore (especially something wrong). She closed her eyes to the children's misbehaviour.
in the eyes of
in the opinion of. You've done no wrong in the eyes of the law.
keep an eye on
1. to watch closely. Keep an eye on the patient's temperature.
2. to look after. Keep an eye on the baby while I am out!
lay/set eyes on
to see, especially for the first time. I wish I'd never set eyes on her!
raise one's eyebrows
to (lift one's eyebrows in order to) show surprise.
see eye to eye
to be in agreement. We've never seen eye to eye about this matter.
with an eye to something
with something as an aim. He's doing this with an eye to promotion.
with one's eyes open
with full awareness of what one is doing. I knew what the job would involve – I went into it with my eyes open.

eye·ball

n. globo del ojo, globo ocular.

eyeball

n globo ocular (form), globo del ojo
References in classic literature ?
The eyeball itself is very white, as are the teeth.
Even thus did we bore the red hot beam into his eye, till the boiling blood bubbled all over it as we worked it round and round, so that the steam from the burning eyeball scalded his eyelids and eyebrows, and the roots of the eye sputtered in the fire.
Things that rode meaningless on the eyeball an instant before slid into proper proportion.
The old roan, so famous for cross-country work, turning his large eyeball to the grated window near his rack, may remember the fresh leaves that glisten there at other times and the scents that stream in, and may have a fine run with the hounds, while the human helper, clearing out the next stall, never stirs beyond his pitchfork and birch-broom.
Their features were clear cut and handsome in the extreme; their eyes were well set and large, though a slight narrowness lent them a crafty appearance; the iris, as well as I could determine by moonlight, was of extreme blackness, while the eyeball itself was quite white and clear.
But the bleached eyeball, the scar, and the familiar weariness of his expression were still the same.
The iris is extremely black while the eyeball itself is quite white and clear.
His eyes were close set and the irises densely black and very small, so that the white of the eyeball showed around them.
The higher lid rose so as to disclose, for a moment, the upper part of the eyeball, and to give her the appearance--not of a woman bent on making herself agreeable, but of a woman staring in a panic of terror.
Had the thing crawled upon the eyeball of the ape-man, it is believable that he could yet have remained wide-eyed and rigid; but it did not.
Then, half opening the lids, so as to show a slit of opalescent eyeball, he repeated, "I want nothing.
You are right, young man; and the time was, when it was dangerous to move a leaf within ear-shot of my stand; or," he added, dropping his voice, and looking serious, "for a Red Mingo to show an eyeball from his ambushment.