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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
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