American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The globe-shaped portion of the eye surrounded by the socket and covered externally by the eyelids.
- n. The eye itself.
- v. Informal To look over carefully; scrutinize.
- v. Informal To measure or estimate roughly by sight: eyeballed the area of the wall that needed paint.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ball or globe of the eye; the globus oculi: so called from its globular or spherical shape, as in man and many other animals. In animals below mammals it is often strengthened and molded into a particular form by the ossification of a part of the sclerotic tissue. These scleroskeletal eyebones are flattened plates disposed in a ring around the cornea in the fore part of the sclerotic. They are numerous and well marked in all birds, many reptiles, etc. See
- n. the ball of the eye
- v. To gauge, estimate or judge by eye; to look or glance at.
- v. To scrutinize
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The ball or globe of the eye.
- n. the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
- v. look at
- From eye + ball. (Wiktionary)
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The Human Brain
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