from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Glasses for the eyes.
- n. A single lens in a pair of glasses; a monocle.
- n. See eyepiece.
- n. See eyecup.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a lens, especially one of a pair
- n. a monocle
- n. an eyepiece
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lens of glass worn in front of the eye to assist vision; -- usually used in the plural, referring to a pair of lenses fixed together in a frame, and worn resting on the bridge of the nose, to improve the vision. A single eyeglass in a frame is called a monocle.
- n. Eyepiece of a telescope, microscope, etc.
- n. The retina.
- n. A glass eyecup. See Eyecup.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lens made of crown-glass or rock crystal, used to assist the sight by correcting defects of vision.
- n. The eyepiece of a telescope, microscope, or similar instrument. See also field-glass.
- n. In surgery, a glass for the application of a collyrium to the eye.
- n. The lens of the eye.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles
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