eyeglass

noun
eye·glass | \ˈī-ˌglas \

Definition of eyeglass 

1a : eyepiece

b : a lens worn to aid vision specifically : monocle

c eyeglasses plural : glasses, spectacles

Examples of eyeglass in a Sentence

She left her eyeglasses at work.

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Throughout the year, club members help plan school spirit days and collect used eyeglasses for the Lions Club. Tracy Trobridge, Howard County Times, "Leo clubs roar into service with Lions help [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton," 28 June 2018 Kaiser members will be able to see family doctors and pediatricians, get prescriptions filled and lab work done, receive treatments for cancer, and get eyeglasses. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "As Kaiser shows off new Sacramento medical facility, officials call it good for health of downtown," 3 June 2018 Free vision, chiropractic and dental screening, eyeglasses, blood pressure and flu shots, healthy lifestyles education, women’s health screening, haircuts and HIV testing. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Here's what to do in Louisville: Kids Fair, Film Festival and a gravy competition," 21 Feb. 2018 The research led to the detailing of Chinese burial practices: The caskets contained personal items like tobacco pipes, opium pipes, eyeglasses, and coins to be used in the afterlife, according to Chung. NBC News, "Remains exhumed from forgotten Chinese cemetery reburied after two decades," 4 July 2018 University of Texas professor Kenneth Greene, who researches Mexican elections, said voters are regularly offered gifts by political parties, including eyeglasses, construction materials and even washing machines. latimes.com, "Mexican voters going to the polls in historic elections that have been marred by vote-buying and violence," 1 July 2018 This includes eyeglasses, contact solution, hygiene supplies, and prescription and over-the-counter medicines that are taken regularly. Washington Post, "What goes into a go-bag? How to prepare an emergency kit," 12 June 2018 Over the years, Spade’s business has grown from those first six bag designs to include shoes, stationery, eyeglasses, and more. Lori Bergamotto, Glamour, "Kate Spade: A Fashion Force, and a 2002 Glamour Woman of the Year," 5 June 2018 But fishing around in a cavernous bag for a cellphone, lipstick, keys, eyeglasses, and a water bottle can take its messy toll. Elizabeth Wellington, Philly.com, "Madda & Co. handbags: Italian leather means Main Line chic Elizabeth Wellington," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of eyeglass

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1c

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eyeglass

noun

English Language Learners Definition of eyeglass

: a single lens that is worn over your eye to help you see

eyeglasses : a pair of lenses set into a frame and worn over your eyes to help you see

eyeglass

noun
eye·glass | \ˈī-ˌglas \

Kids Definition of eyeglass

1 : a glass lens used to help a person to see clearly

2 eyeglasses plural : glass sense 3

eyeglass

noun
eye·glass | \ˈī-ˌglas \

Medical Definition of eyeglass 

1a : eyepiece

b : a lens worn to aid vision specifically : monocle

c eyeglasses plural : glasses, spectacles

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