Definitions

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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Examples

  • The subaltern with the eyeglass is a bad route-marcher, and Wankin once remarked in an audible whisper that the officer had learned his company drill with a drove of haltered pack-horses, and the officer bears the name of "Pack-horse" ever since.

    The Amateur Army

  • Mary answered the bell, and her pleasure at seeing so soon again the sympathetic gentleman with the eyeglass was a tribute to his tact.

    Simon

  • Medcroft's unspeakable checked suit; and the eyeglass was a much more obstinate, untractable thing than he had even suspected it could be.

    The Husbands of Edith

  • Small scissors and tools, such as eyeglass screwdrivers, are now allowed aboard passenger planes in Canada, while restrictions on liquids, gels and aerosols remain the same.

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  • Small scissors and tools, such as eyeglass screwdrivers, are now allowed aboard planes.

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  • Supporters argue the private plans are an improvement over traditional Medicare, because they provide extra benefits such as eyeglass coverage or gym memberships.

    KVUE HealthVue

  • Supporters argue the private plans are an improvement over traditional Medicare because they provide extra benefits such as eyeglass coverage or gym memberships.

    Local News from The Lakeland Ledger

  • "The Eye Care segment such as eyeglass lens business remains strong and is well-positioned in the competitive market.

    Presseportal

  • Then there's diarrhea pills, dental floss intransigent food particles can destroy the most idyllic vacation, an electrical adapter, a miniature flashlight to read by in the middle of the night when I'm suffering jet lag but don't want to wake my wife, an eyeglass repair kit and a Swiss Army knife.

    The Ultimate in Precaution

  • The knee-jerk reaction would be to buy one of those messianic ones that includes everything from a magnifying glass I've already got that covered; the eyeglass repair kit includes one to an espresso maker.

    The Ultimate in Precaution

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    November 5, 2007

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    November 5, 2007