from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The globe-shaped portion of the eye surrounded by the socket and covered externally by the eyelids.
- noun The eye itself.
- noun An overhead light fixture that is mounted on a swivel in a recessed socket so the light can be directed in any direction.
- transitive verb To look over carefully; scrutinize.
- transitive verb To measure or estimate roughly by sight.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The ball or globe of the eye.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun the
ballof the eye
- verb To
gauge, estimateor judgeby eye; to lookor glanceat.
- verb To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
- verb look at
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
I just dont knowI call him ole iron eye now, .. yuk yuk cause if you catch it just right in just the right light the lenz reflects makes him look like his eyeball is steel.,.
Every eyeball is hers; every hat is hers; every neck is perfect for throttling, precious, and all done without emotion, to provoke emotion.
I got a very flattering comment over on the forums today: a male reader who picked up CARDINAL RULE because it'd been mis-shelved in mystery read the back cover, most of the first chapter, then went and bought it despite getting the hairy eyeball from the female bookseller because he was buying a Silhouette book.
THE EYEBALL The human eye, which is just about an inch in diameter, is very nearly a sphere in shape, so the expression eyeball for the eye as a physical structure is quite apt.
It’s as though they are trying to maintain eyeball market share or something, by burying the lede.
Or whatever they call the eyeball-stabbing graphics that dominate the site.
The eyeball was a few feet away, staring at the late chocolate lab from under a bush.
If you look carefully, it looks like the eyeball is a foil covered chocolate that I see all the time this time of year.