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eye·glass

 (ī′glăs′)
n.
1.
a. eyeglasses Glasses for the eyes.
b. A single lens in a pair of glasses; a monocle.
2. See eyepiece.
3. See eyecup.

eyeglasses

(ˈaɪˌɡlɑːsɪz)
pl n
chiefly US another word for spectacles
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyeglasses - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective visioneyeglasses - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
bifocals - eyeglasses having two focal lengths, one for near vision and the other for far vision
nosepiece, bridge - the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
frame - the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
goggles - tight-fitting spectacles worn to protect the eyes
lorgnette - eyeglasses that are held to the eyes with a long handle
optical instrument - an instrument designed to aid vision
pince-nez - spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring
dark glasses, shades, sunglasses - spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun; "he was wearing a pair of mirrored shades"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

eyeglasses

[ˈaɪglɑːsɪz] (US) npl (= spectacles) → lunettes fpl

eye·glass·es

n. pl. espejuelos, gafas, lentes, anteojos;
bifocal ______ bifocales;
trifocal ______ trifocales.

eyeglasses

npl gafas, lentes mpl, anteojos, espejuelos (esp. Carib) (V. también glasses.)
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Gouvernail was slim enough, but he wasn't very tall nor very cynical; neither did he wear eyeglasses nor carry his hands in his pockets.
He advanced slowly into the room, turning his head from left to right, and swinging in his right hand the cord which held his golden eyeglasses.
Even the news brought back by Hopkins that he had found the children, and that they had undoubtedly seen a woman exactly corresponding with Holmes's description, and wearing either spectacles or eyeglasses, failed to rouse any sign of keen interest.
Without saying anything, he took Katharine's letters out of her hand, adjusted his eyeglasses, and read them through.
Thornbury threw down the paper, and emphatically dropped his eyeglasses.
He saw her come down the aisle, with Arthur and a strange young man with a football mop of hair and eyeglasses, the sight of whom spurred him to instant apprehension and jealousy.
The stout lady occasionally turned her head squarely around and surveyed Anne through her eyeglasses until Anne, acutely sensitive of being so scrutinized, felt that she must scream aloud; and the white-lace girl kept talking audibly to her next neighbor about the "country bumpkins" and "rustic belles" in the audience, languidly anticipating "such fun" from the displays of local talent on the program.
While he had been telling me the story I noticed him continually rubbing the glass of the eyeglasses he had found on the side table.
Just the same I thought poets wore whiskers and eyeglasses, an' never tripped up foot-racers at Sunday picnics, nor run around with as few clothes on as the law allows, gatherin' mussels an' climbin' like goats.
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