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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • eyeglass — ► NOUN 1) a single lens for correcting or assisting defective eyesight, especially a monocle. 2) (eyeglasses) chiefly N. Amer. another term for GLASSES(Cf. ↑glasses) …   English terms dictionary

  • eyeglass — [ī′glas΄] n. 1. a lens to help or correct faulty vision; monocle 2. [pl.] a pair of such lenses, usually in a frame; glasses 3. EYEPIECE 4. Chiefly Brit. EYECUP …   English World dictionary

  • eyeglass — UK [ˈaɪˌɡlɑːs] / US [ˈaɪˌɡlæs] noun Word forms eyeglass : singular eyeglass plural eyeglasses 1) eyeglasses [plural] American glasses 2) [countable] a monocle …   English dictionary

  • eyeglass — eyecup eye cup , n. A small oval porcelain or glass cup, having a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye. it is used in the application of liquid remedies to eyes; called also {eyeglass}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyeglass — noun Date: 1593 1. a. eyepiece b. a lens worn to aid vision; specifically monocle c. plural glasses, spectacles 2. eyecup 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eyeglass — /uy glas , uy glahs /, n. 1. eyeglasses, glass (def. 5). 2. a single lens used to aid vision, esp. one worn or carried on the person; monocle. 3. an eyepiece. 4. an eyecup. [1605 15; EYE + GLASS] * * * …   Universalium

  • eyeglass — noun a) a lens, especially one of a pair b) a monocle …   Wiktionary

  • eyeglass — eye·glass ī .glas n 1 a) EYEPIECE b) a lens worn to aid vision specif MONOCLE c) eye·glass·es pl GLASSES, SPECTACLES …   Medical dictionary

  • eyeglass — Synonyms and related words: Polaroid glasses, achromatic lens, astigmatic lens, bifocals, blinkers, burning glass, camera, cheaters, coated lens, colored glasses, concave lens, concavo convex lens, condenser, contact lens, convex lens, dark… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eyeglass — eye|glass [ˈaıgla:s US glæs] n 1.) a ↑lens for one eye, worn to help you see better with that eye = ↑monocle 2.) eyeglasses [plural] old fashioned or AmE a pair of ↑glasses …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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