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[ahy-glas, ahy-glahs] /ˈaɪˌglæs, ˈaɪˌglɑs/
eyeglasses, glass (def 5).
a single lens used to aid vision, especially one worn or carried on the person; monocle.
an eyepiece.
an eyecup.
Origin of eyeglass
1605-15; eye + glass Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The eyeglass focussed upon the cornice, and glared at a fly which found itself belated there.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Lady John, with her eyeglass up, was staring in the opposite direction.

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • A tall man, forgetting his English and his eyeglass, sprang forward and grabbed the telegrams from the manager's hand.

    The Husbands of Edith George Barr McCutcheon
  • An eyeglass, on the other hand, has a savor of downright foppery and affectation.

  • His eyes were not hidden now; they needed no eyeglass to prop them open; large with fury, they started from the livid mask.

    A Thief in the Night E. W. Hornung
  • She was holding an eyeglass, and as I entered she dropped it and looked at me through her opera-glass.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Trailing up to bed, she thought that she could date the crumbling of her married estate by the ascendency of the eyeglass.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Then, adjusting his eyeglass in a leisurely manner, he walked out of the room.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • An inspection through his eyeglass revealed that it was Stella, and instinct told him her errand.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for eyeglass


a lens for aiding or correcting defective vision, esp a monocle
another word for eyepiece
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eyeglass in Medicine

eyeglass eye·glass (ī'glās')

  1. eyeglasses Glasses for the eyes.

  2. A single lens in a pair of glasses; a monocle.

  3. See eyepiece.

  4. See eyecup.

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