from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To stare at.
- transitive v. To stare at impertinently, flirtatiously, or amorously.
- intransitive v. To stare in an impertinent, flirtatious, or amorous manner.
- n. An impertinent, flirtatious, or amorous stare.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. , (intransitive) To stare at (someone or something), especially impertinently, amorously, or covetously.
- n. An impertinent, flirtatious, amorous or covetous stare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To view or look at with side glances, as in fondness, or with a design to attract notice.
- transitive v. To stare at conspicuously or impertinently.
- n. An amorous side glance or look.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To view with amorous or coquettish glances, as in fondness or with a design to attract notice.
- To cast glances as in fondness or with a design to attract notice.
- n. A coquettish or amorous glance or look.
- n. plural Eyes.
- n. An owl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. look at with amorous intentions
Perhaps from Low German oghelen, oegeln, frequentative of oegen, to eye, from oghe, oge, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle Dutch *ooghelen, oeghelen ("to ogle"), frequentative form of oogen ("to eye"); or from Middle Low German ogelen ("to look at, ogle"), frequentative of ogen, ougen ("to eye, see"), equivalent to og- + -le. Compare German äugeln ("to ogle"). More at eye, -le. (Wiktionary)