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glass

 (glăs)
n.
1. Any of a large class of materials with highly variable mechanical and optical properties that solidify from the molten state without crystallization, are typically made by silicates fusing with boric oxide, aluminum oxide, or phosphorus pentoxide, are generally hard, brittle, and transparent or translucent, and are considered to be supercooled liquids rather than true solids.
2. Something made of glass or other transparent or translucent material, especially:
a. A drinking vessel.
b. A mirror.
c. A barometer.
d. A window or windowpane.
e. The series of transparent plastic sheets that are secured vertically above the boards in many ice rinks.
3.
a. glasses A pair of lenses mounted in a light frame, used to correct faulty vision or protect the eyes.
b. often glasses A binocular or field glass.
c. A device, such as a monocle or spyglass, containing a lens or lenses and used as an aid to vision.
4. The quantity contained by a drinking vessel; a glassful.
5. Objects made of glass; glassware.
adj.
1. Made or consisting of glass.
2. Fitted with panes of glass; glazed.
v. glassed, glass·ing, glass·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To enclose or encase with glass.
b. To put into a glass container.
c. To provide with glass or glass parts.
2. To make glassy; glaze.
3.
a. To see reflected, as in a mirror.
b. To reflect.
4. To scan (a tract of land or forest, for example) with an optical instrument.
v.intr.
1. To become glassy.
2. To use an optical instrument, as in looking for game.

[Middle English glas, from Old English glæs; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glasses

(ˈɡlɑːsɪz)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) a pair of lenses for correcting faulty vision, in a frame that rests on the bridge of the nose and hooks behind the ears. Also called: spectacles or eyeglasses

glasses

A person's glasses are two pieces of glass in a frame which they wear to help them to see better.

He took off his glasses.
Who is that girl with red hair and glasses?

Glasses is a plural noun. Don't talk about 'a glasses'. Instead say a pair of glasses.

Li has a new pair of glasses.

After glasses you use a plural form of a verb. After a pair of glasses you use a singular form.

Your glasses are on the table.
A pair of glasses costs a lot of money.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glasses - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective visionglasses - 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

glasses

plural noun spectacles, specs (informal), eyeglasses (U.S.)
Quotations
"Men seldom make passes"
"At girls who wear glasses" [Dorothy Parker Enough Rope]
Translations
نَظّاراتنَظَّارَة
brýle
briller
silmälasit
naočale
gleraugu
眼鏡
안경
očala
glasögon
แว่นตา
kính đeo mắt

glasses

[ˈglɑːsɪz] npl (= spectacles) → lunettes fpl
a pair of glasses → une paire de lunettes
to wear glasses → porter des lunettes
Jean-Pierre wears glasses → Jean-Pierre porte des lunettes.glass fibre nfibre f de verre

glasses

[ˈglɑːsɪz] npl (spectacles) → occhiali mpl

glass

(glaːs) noun
1. a hard usually breakable transparent substance. The bottle is made of glass; (also adjective) a glass bottle.
2. a usually tall hollow object made of glass, used for drinking. There are six glasses on the tray; sherry-glasses.
3. (also ˈlooking-glass) a mirror.
4. a barometer, or the atmospheric pressure shown by one. The glass is falling.
ˈglasses noun plural
spectacles.
ˈglassful noun
the amount that a drinking-glass will hold. Pour in two glassfuls of water.
ˈglassy adjective
1. not showing any expression. a glassy stare.
2. like glass. a glassy sea.
ˈglassiness noun

glasses , meaning spectacles, is plural: His reading glasses are broken .
but a pair of glasses takes a singular verb: A pair of glasses has been found .

glasses

نَظَّارَة brýle briller Brille γυαλιά gafas silmälasit lunettes naočale occhiali 眼鏡 안경 bril briller okulary óculos очки glasögon แว่นตา gözlük kính đeo mắt 眼镜

glass·es

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

glasses

npl gafas, lentes mpl, anteojos, espejuelos (esp. Carib); bifocal — lentes or gafas bifocales, bifocales mpl or fpl (fam); reading — gafas or lentes de lectura or para leer; safety — gafas protectoras or de seguridad
References in classic literature ?
She had to wash the cups every morning, and polish up the old-fashioned spoons, the fat silver teapot, and the glasses till they shone.
Tony snatched up the teakettle and began to pour boiling water over the glasses, laughing excitedly.
It is possible my glasses have deceived me, and that your works resist our cannon better than I had supposed.
The decanter of whiskey and glasses were still invitingly there.
The large, impressive room, one of the best in the house, the great state bed, as I almost felt it, the full, figured draperies, the long glasses in which, for the first time, I could see myself from head to foot, all struck me--like the extraordinary charm of my small charge--as so many things thrown in.
Well that Ahab's quadrant was furnished with colored glasses, through which to take sight of that solar fire.
The company takes up the choruses, and men and women cry out like all possessed; some leap to their feet and stamp upon the floor, lifting their glasses and pledging each other.
Blame dat man, he worries me wid dem ornery glasses o' his'n; I b'lieve he's a witch.
Robinson was not only "turrible neat," but "turrible close," so that the refreshments were likely to be peppermint lozenges and glasses of well water.
She allowed him to talk, and arranged the glasses, and wrapped herself up, without opening her lips.
Of course they did; for I felt their eyes directed like burning- glasses against my scorched skin.
The lion then composed himself on his back on a sofa on one side of the drinking-table, while the jackal sat at his own paper-bestrewn table proper, on the other side of it, with the bottles and glasses ready to his hand.