eyeglass

noun
eye·​glass | \ ˈī-ˌglas How to pronounce eyeglass (audio) \

Definition of eyeglass

1a : eyepiece
b : a lens worn to aid vision specifically : monocle
c eyeglasses plural : a device used to correct defects of vision or to protect the eyes that consists typically of a pair of glass or plastic lenses and the frame by which they are held in place : glasses

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Examples of eyeglass in a Sentence

She left her eyeglasses at work.
Recent Examples on the Web Some goggles will even offer notches inside the goggles that will align at the temples with your eyeglass frames. Eric Alt, Popular Science, "Best ski goggles: What to look for in a pair you’ll love," 20 Jan. 2021 The staff at SVS Vision reported Jan. 7 that a man had stolen six eyeglass frames from the store and left in a vehicle. cleveland, "Woman leaves 5-year-old in charge at home while getting her hair done: South Euclid Police Blotter," 15 Jan. 2021 In the city of Takasaki northwest of Tokyo, 67-year-old Yasuhiko Nishizawa owns an eyeglass store that has been in his family since 1969. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Japan’s New Economic Policy Guru: An Englishman Who Restores Temples," 24 Dec. 2020 Help your book lover remedy this by giving this adorable owl eyeglass holder. Michael Desjardin, USA TODAY, "35 perfect gift ideas for book lovers in 2020," 14 Dec. 2020 Robin Gorman Newman, a theater producer from Great Neck, New York, ordered a few gifts online during Thanksgiving weekend, including an eyeglass case from Anthropologie. Arkansas Online, "Retailers urge shoppers to buy early amid shipping crunch," 11 Dec. 2020 Try using a straightened paperclip or a tiny eyeglass-repair screwdriver. Kevin Dupzyk And Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Open a Locked Door Without the Key," 18 Nov. 2020 Which is why cellulose acetate is used today for eyeglass frames. Steve Mirsky, Scientific American, "We Sometimes Missed the Boat—and Bridge," 20 Oct. 2020 Now through October 21, customers will get up 65% off eyeglass and sunglass frames with basic prescription lenses using code PRIME65. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "The best non-Amazon Prime Day sales that are still happening," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of eyeglass

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1c

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The first known use of eyeglass was in 1593

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11 Feb 2021

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“Eyeglass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeglass. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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eyeglass

noun

English Language Learners Definition of eyeglass

old-fashioned : a single lens that is worn over your eye to help you see
chiefly US : a pair of lenses set into a frame and worn over your eyes to help you see

eyeglass

noun
eye·​glass | \ ˈī-ˌglas How to pronounce eyeglass (audio) \

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 How to pronounce eyeglass (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyeglass

1a : eyepiece
b : a lens worn to aid vision specifically : monocle
c eyeglasses plural : glasses, spectacles

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