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Definition of "eyeball" []

  • The globe-shaped portion of the eye surrounded by the socket and covered externally by the eyelids. (noun)
  • The eye itself. (noun)
  • Informal To look over carefully; scrutinize. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To measure or estimate roughly by sight: eyeballed the area of the wall that needed paint. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eyeball" in a sentence
  • "The razor across the eyeball is a detail from an old film."
  • "I mean, explaining how the Q-tip ended up in his eyeball is going to be hard to explain at the emergency room."
  • "Every eyeball is hers; every hat is hers; every neck is perfect for throttling, precious, and all done without emotion, to provoke emotion."