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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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.
Mary answered the bell, and her pleasure at seeing so soon again the sympathetic gentleman with the eyeglass was a tribute to his tact.
Medcroft's unspeakable checked suit; and the eyeglass was a much more obstinate, untractable thing than he had even suspected it could be.
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.
Small scissors and tools, such as eyeglass screwdrivers, are now allowed aboard planes.
Supporters argue the private plans are an improvement over traditional Medicare, because they provide extra benefits such as eyeglass coverage or gym memberships.
Supporters argue the private plans are an improvement over traditional Medicare because they provide extra benefits such as eyeglass coverage or gym memberships.
"The Eye Care segment such as eyeglass lens business remains strong and is well-positioned in the competitive market.
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 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.