Eyeglass Eye"glass`, n. 1. 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}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. Eyepiece of a telescope, microscope, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. The retina. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

4. A glass eyecup. See {Eyecup}. [1913 Webster]

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