eyeglasses eye"glas`ses n. pl. a pair of lenses fixed together in a frame, used for correcting defective vision. Also called a {pair of eyeglasses}. See also eyeglass[1].

Syn: spectacles, specs, glasses. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • eyeglasses — [n] glasses bifocals, cheaters*, contact lenses, contacts, goggles, lorgnette, monocle, pair of glasses, pince nez, reading glasses, shades, specs*, spectacles, sunglasses, trifocals; concept 446 …   New thesaurus

  • eyeglasses — Lenses set in frames to wear in front of the eyes to aid vision or correct vision defects (see ophthalmology, optometry). Their use for farsightedness and nearsightedness has been known since the late Middle Ages. In 1784 Benjamin Franklin… …   Universalium

  • eyeglasses — n. (AE; CE has glasses) a pair of eyeglasses * * * (AE:CE has glasses) a pair of eyeglasses …   Combinatory dictionary

  • eyeglasses — [[t]a͟ɪglɑːsɪz[/t]] N PLURAL Eyeglasses are two lenses in a frame that some people wear in front of their eyes in order to help them see better. [AM] Syn: glasses, spectacles (in BRIT, usually use glasses) …   English dictionary

  • eyeglasses — noun see glass I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Eyeglasses — Lunettes de vue Une paire de lunettes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • eyeglasses — noun spectacles, glasses …   Wiktionary

  • eyeglasses — SYN: spectacles. * * * eye·glass·es (iґglas əz) glasses …   Medical dictionary

  • eyeglasses — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. spectacles, glasses (see optical instruments). II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. glasses, spectacles, *specs, lenses, *eyes. WORD FIND • circular, frameless glasses that pinch in place over nose:… …   English dictionary for students

  • eyeglasses — n. set of lenses attached to a frame and used improve vision, glasses, spectaclesn. monocle, eyepiece …   English contemporary dictionary

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