Meaning of eyeline in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌɪlʌɪn/


  • A person's line of sight.

    ‘I asked Helena to stand in my eyeline’
    • ‘In the meantime I accidentally leave publicity material for various local computer firms in the direct eyeline of the Treasurer, while stirring up the technophobia within the ranks of our co-op's membership.’
    • ‘What that required was for Paul to have a relationship with them, otherwise they'd be looking out for their trainer and throwing their eyeline in the wrong direction.’
    • ‘He said: ‘We did not receive these leaflets despite Holcombe facing directly across the valley from this site, at the same eyeline, where we will experience the full visual impact.’’
    • ‘As I'm writing this, I've just noticed out of my office window, at the other end of the hall - in my eyeline - they're setting up a FREE BAR.’
    • ‘If you'd walked past, you'd probably have missed it, just another dirty Glasgow building stretching above the eyeline.’
    • ‘After a number of attempts to locate the disturbance in the area, the police finally cottoned on to the world above their eyeline and raided the place.’
    • ‘They were probably there, but out of my eyeline, watching me.’
    • ‘I'm not very much in favour of the bottle bank that the Council have installed in my eyeline from one of those windows.’
    • ‘If the first two numbers had just switched then I would still have had a 281 and a 282 in my eyeline.’
    • ‘I kept watching as she went past and my eyeline was drawn to her left arm which I had noticed was behind her back.’
    • ‘Bereft of any ally, I switched my eyeline to Evo, who half-grinned as we exchanged glances.’
    • ‘Also, for 20 years I've been a vocal supporter of women's fights, gay rights, and AIDS awareness, so that would put me in the eyeline of the community.’
    • ‘A frame that adds width below the eyeline can minimize a wide forehead and high cheekbones.’
    • ‘The car's builder maintains that this radical resiting of the speedo is based on a series of complex ergonomic calculations relating to the driver's eyeline and posture.’