from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Wearing spectacles.
  • adj. Having markings suggesting spectacles. Used of animals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Wearing spectacles.
  • adj. Having an appearance of wearing spectacles, especially of animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furnished with spectacles; wearing spectacles.
  • adj. Having the eyes surrounded by color markings, or patches of naked skin, resembling spectacles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished with or wearing spectacles.
  • In zoology: Marked in any way that suggests spectacles or the wearing of spectacles: as, the spectacled bear or cobra.
  • Spectable or spectacular; being “a sight to behold”; spectral: as, the spectacled shrimp.

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

  • adj. wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass


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