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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.

eyeglass

(ˈaɪˌɡlɑːs)
n
1. (Medicine) a lens for aiding or correcting defective vision, esp a monocle
2. (General Physics) another word for eyepiece

eye•glass

(ˈaɪˌglæs, ˈaɪˌglɑs)

n.
1. eyeglasses, glass (def. 5).
2. a single lens worn to aid vision; monocle.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyeglass - lens for correcting defective vision in one eyeeyeglass - lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
Translations

eyeglass

[ˈaɪglɑːs] Nlente m or f; (worn in the eye) → monóculo m eyeglasses (esp US) → gafas fpl (Sp), lentes mpl or fpl (LAm)

eyeglass

[ˈaɪˌglɑs] nmonocolo
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He wore a flannel suit of a gay blue and a straw hat with a coloured ribbon, and he looked upon a world which, his manner seemed to indicate, had been constructed according to his own specifications through a single eyeglass.
said Sam, 'I ought to know that 'ere head and them features; the eyeglass, too, and the broad-brimmed tile
They were both somewhat short-sighted, and when it was the custom to wear a single eyeglass and string they wore a single eyeglass and string; when it was the custom to wear a double glass they wore a double glass; when it was the custom to wear spectacles they wore spectacles straightway, all without reference to the particular variety of defect in their own vision.
He was a short, rather thick-set man, with firm jaws and keen blue eyes, carefully dressed in somewhat old-fashioned style, with horn-rimmed eyeglass hung about his neck with a black ribbon.
Prince Hippolyte stood close to the pretty, pregnant princess, and stared fixedly at her through his eyeglass.
He stopped short as he recognised her, dropped his eyeglass, and uttered a little exclamation of pleasure.
A space of stunted grass and dry rubbish being between him and the young rabble, he took his eyeglass out of his waistcoat to look for any child he knew by name, and might order off.
She used an eyeglass, came very much dressed, and always late, and entreated her companions to speak low.
But I must confess to having felt sometimes quite crushed when some grand person, examining the details of my home through her eyeglass, and coolly dissecting all that I so much prize from the convenient distance of the open window, has finished up by expressing sympathy with my loneliness, and on my protesting that I like it, has murmured, "sebr anspruchslos.
Men with grey moustaches and full, healthy, vaguely smiling countenances approached, circling round the screen; two mature women with a matronly air of gracious resolution; a clean-shaved individual with sunken cheeks, and dangling a gold-mounted eyeglass on a broad black ribbon with an old-world, dandified effect.
The moment past, Twemlow drops his eyeglass at its ribbon's length, rises, and closes the book with an emphasis which makes that fragile nursling of the fairies, Tippins, start.
With their"--Chancellor looking through his double eyeglass at the papers on his desk--"grandfather.