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 Another man with the condition required multiple eyeglass prescriptions, shifting even between nearsightedness and farsightedness in the span of a day. Joe Didonato, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Related Video Warby Parker was one of the original direct-to-consumer brands, but now, the eyeglass-maker’s sales are split about evenly between its more than 140 bricks-and-mortar locations and its online store. Charity L. Scott, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 At one eyeglass store in Alexandria, a man used a hammer to smash glass display cases and the group escaped with Gucci products and a tray of sunglasses worth more than $17,000. Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2022 Last week, at least two eyeglass stores in Chicago were broken into overnight and robbed of designer frames, FOX32 Chicago reported. Fox News, 7 Feb. 2022 Warby Parker, the eyeglass retailer, has also seen its shares plunge 40 percent in recent months, as its once rapid growth has started to slow. NBC News, 7 Apr. 2022 Satisfied for the moment, Mr. Grint turned his attention to picking an eyeglass frame, moving through the store shyly, unassumingly, never asking for help, but also never declining it. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2022 Just as eyeglass lenses can focus near or far, so can the scientists tune a magnetic field. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 3 Mar. 2022 Police found a crushed white substance, substances in the form of four white rocks and three green rocks, three capsules and marijuana paraphernalia in the woman’s eyeglass case. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of eyeglass

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1c

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30 May 2022

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“Eyeglass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeglass. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for eyeglass


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


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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