American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the eye: ocular exercises; ocular muscles.
- adj. Resembling the eye in form or function: ocular spots; an ocular organ.
- adj. Of or relating to the sense of sight: an ocular aberration.
- adj. Seen by the eye; visual: ocular proof.
- n. The eyepiece of an optical instrument.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the eye; ophthalmic; optic: as, ocular movements; the ocular (optic) nerve.
- Depending on the eye; known by the eye; received by actual sight or seeing; optical; visual: as, ocular proof; ocular demonstration or evidence.
- In entomology, pertaining to the compound eyes: distinguished from ocellar.
- n. In optics, the eyepiece of an optical instrument, as of a telescope or microscope. See eyepiece.
- n. Something which is conveyed to the mind through actual sight.
- n. The eye.
- n. In Echinoidea, an ocular plate.
- adj. Of, or relating to the eye, or the sense of sight
- adj. Resembling the eye
- adj. Seen by the eye; visual
- n. The eyepiece of a microscope or other optical instrument
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Depending on, or perceived by, the eye; received by actual sight; personally seeing or having seen.
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the eye; optic.
- n. (Opt.) The eyepiece of an optical instrument, as of a telescope or microscope.
- adj. relating to or using sight
- adj. of or relating to or resembling the eye
- adj. visible.
- n. combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
- From Latin oculāris ("of the eye"), from oculus ("eye"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin oculāris, from Latin oculus, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She has already told the story, and to-day she was to give all her set what she calls ocular demonstration.”
“Anway, my ocular is wars have been fomented by these same tried and true methods.”
“One of my early tasks in the process is an ocular, which is when I go to the venue and construct the shots in my mind.”
“_ This may be called the ocular demonstration method, which consists in having a part of the company go through the exercise or drill, while the rest of the company observes what is being done.”
“Yes -- till there came floating along a couple of those knobs that look like big marbles -- only all the time they are what old Morley calls ocular prominences over the beastly leering eyes of one of those crocodiles on the lookout for grub.”
“When any one has long and attentively looked at a bright object, as at the setting sun, on closing his eyes, or removing them, an image, which resembles in form the object he was attending to, continues some time to be visible; this appearance in the eye we shall call the ocular spectrum of that object.”
“III. of this work, that the colours remaining in the eyes, which are termed ocular spectra, are ideas, or sensual motions, belonging to the sense of vision, which for too long a time continue their activity.”
“When the remains of colours are seen in the eye, they are termed ocular spectra; when remaining sounds are heard in the ear, they may be called auricular murmurs; but when the remaining motions, or ideas, of the sense of touch continue, as in this vertigo of a blindfolded person, they have acquired no name, but may be termed evanescent titillations, or tangible hallucinations.”
“THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Shielding the eye with silicon oil may safeguard the eyesight of patients who must undergo radiation therapy for an eye cancer known as ocular melanoma, new research suggests.”
“He suffers from an eye disease called ocular histoplasmosis and volunteers at the Waco VA's blind unit.”
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