Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Glasses for the eyes.
  • noun A single lens in a pair of glasses; a monocle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lens made of crown-glass or rock crystal, used to assist the sight by correcting defects of vision.
  • noun The eyepiece of a telescope, microscope, or similar instrument. See also field-glass.
  • noun In surgery, a glass for the application of a collyrium to the eye.
  • noun The lens of the eye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Eyepiece of a telescope, microscope, etc.
  • noun Poetic The retina.
  • noun A glass eyecup. See Eyecup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a lens, especially one of a pair
  • noun a monocle
  • noun an eyepiece

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles

Etymologies

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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 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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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • I only really added this word so I could link to this witty image.

    Well, I thought it was funny!

    November 5, 2007

  • I love it! Thanks, SoG.

    November 5, 2007