noun[in singular] • informal
- 1A long steady look at something: when Granny catches anyone staring, she says to them ‘Had your eyeful yet?’More example sentences
look at, peep at, peek at, glimpse of, view of, stare at, gaze at, gape at, ogle at, glance at; examination of, inspection of, scan of, survey of, study of; sight of
- One woman in Vicar Lane had already snapped the flimsy strap on her vest top, and laughed as her breast fell out to give a gang of cheering lads an eyeful.
- Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington got an eyeful yesterday, when a prisoner, who claimed to be hearing voices, dropped his pants and proceeded to strip in the court.
- Limerick shoppers will get an eyeful next Friday when an animal rights group holds a ‘naked’ demonstration against Duffy's Circus.
- 1.1An eye-catching person or thing: she was quite an eyefulMore example sentences
beautiful sight, vision, joy to behold, picture, dream, sensation, beauty, dazzler; belle, beauty queen, goddess, Venus• informal stunner, looker, knockout, sight for sore eyes, bombshell, dish, cracker, smasher, lovely, good-looker, peach, honey, eye-catcher, bit of all rightBritish • informal , • dated bobby-dazzler
- I did not get a chance to check out his space but was told it is quite an eyeful.
- With her face-framing blonde hair, tight blue jeans and salmon-pink top, she is quite an eyeful and her voice, even if it lacks interesting colours, is accurate and true.
- Since Pam is such an eyeful, we decided to take a closer look at the standards she applies in her own life.
- 2A quantity or piece of something thrown or blown into the eye: an eyeful of woodworm fluidMore example sentences
- Or they're covered in clouds, and looking to see if they're there means an eyeful of rainwater.
- By public places, I mean ‘enclosed’ spaces, although I have to say that I intensely dislike passing smokers in the street and getting an eyeful, a lungful, a hairful of their poisonous halitosis.
- Another Sailor got an eyeful of hydraulic fluid while conducting catapult preventive maintenance checks.