eyeful


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eye·ful

 (ī′fo͝ol′)
n.
1. A complete view.
2. One that is pleasing to the sight, especially an attractive person.
3. Sufficient observation to discover more than one had expected or enough to be satisfied: After an eyeful of his art collection, she decided to leave.
4. An amount of material blown or directed into the eye: got an eyeful of water from the squirt gun.

eyeful

(ˈaɪfʊl)
n
1. a view, glance, or gaze: he got an eyeful of the secret before they blindfolded him.
2. a very beautiful or attractive sight, esp a woman

eye•ful

(ˈaɪ fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. a thorough view: to get an eyeful of city life.
2. Informal. a very good-looking person.
3. an amount of foreign matter cast into the eye.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyeful - a strikingly beautiful woman; "she was a statuesque redheaded eyeful"
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.eyeful - a full view; a good look; "they wanted to see violence and they got an eyeful"
survey, view, sight - the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"

eyeful

noun (Slang) look, view, sight, glance, gaze, butcher's (Brit. slang), gander (informal), shufti (Brit. slang) He took his shirt off and gave us an eyeful of his tattoos.
Translations

eyeful

[ˈaɪfʊl] N he got an eyeful of mudel lodo le dio de lleno en el ojo
get an eyeful of this! >¡echa un vistazo a esto!, ¡mira esto!
she's quite an eyeful! >¡está buenísima!

eyeful

[ˈaɪfʊl] n
to get an eyeful → se rincer l'œil
to get an eyeful of sth → se rincer l'œil en voyant qch

eyeful

n he got an eyeful of soda waterer bekam Selterswasser ins Auge; she’s quite an eyeful (inf)sie hat allerhand zu bieten (inf); I opened the bathroom door and got quite an eyefulich öffnete die Badezimmertür und sah allerhand (inf)

eyeful

[ˈaɪful] n (fam) to get an eyeful (of)avere l'occasione di dare una bella sbirciata
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