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  • n. A hand-held device consisting of a series of lenses and prisms, used to magnify objects so that they can be better seen from a distance, and looked at through both eyes.

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  • n. an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes

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  • I oops we are all in favours.

    April 1, 2008

  • Thats sounds likes a greats ideas!

    April 1, 2008

  • We should have Plural Day. (Like Ernie on Sesame Street once declared it to be Opposite Day.) Just make everything plural. Sorry, everythings.

    April 1, 2008

  • I think I saw a circus act once with someone riding a pair of horses, ie. standing up and with one foot on each horse. I suppose it might be possible to do it with bicycles. Which still leaves hands free for holding the binoculars :-)

    March 31, 2008

  • Bilby: I hope you didn't ride your bicycles before putting on your pants. If they're too long you'll need scissors to fix them so they don't get caught in the brakes. (OK, that last one was weak.)

    March 31, 2008

  • reesetee,
    It was the nightingale, and not the lark.

    March 31, 2008

  • You mean my mania, of course. ;-)

    March 31, 2008

  • It's OK, reesetee. I think your record of bird-love is well proven and has stood the test of time. :)

    March 31, 2008

  • I always thought that too, bilby. I imagine it just morphed into plural form with long usage.

    March 31, 2008

  • Isn't the plural superfluous, given that the bi- already indicates that?
    eg.I packed by my binoculars in my bag and went for a ride on my bicycles.
    See what I mean? Usual the numerical prefixes don't demand a plural: tripod, quadrilateral, pentagon, etc.

    March 31, 2008

  • Saaay...I resent that! Why, I've had many an exciting night with my binoc--er...while keeping my binoculars at hand! Er, I mean....

    Oh hell, there's just no good way to save that remark.

    March 31, 2008

  • But again, bilby,
    if you lend someone your binoculars don't expect to have an exciting night.
    Binoculars + oligosexuality = eternal not-tonight-sweetie headache.

    March 31, 2008

  • My wife got me a pair of these recently: very handy!

    March 29, 2008

  • Whenever I turn up anywhere with binoculars - football, theatre, nature walk, etc. - somebody wants to borrow them. Wanna meet people? Stuff MySpace, try binoculars.

    March 29, 2008

  • Wow. I don't think I can ever look at my binoculars the same way again.

    March 29, 2008

  • I put them slightly before diarrhea in my pain-charts. They give me eternal not-tonight-sweetie headache.

    March 29, 2008

  • What? How can binoculars be pains in the butt, Prolagus? They're splendid! (Well, my pair is.)

    March 29, 2008