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

Definition of eyeglass

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

Examples of eyeglass in a Sentence

She left her eyeglasses at work.
Recent Examples on the Web Theft: Cedar Road At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, an Akron man, 45, was arrested for stealing eyeglass frames valued at $3,845 from LensCrafters at Beachwood Place. cleveland, "Woman calls man to change tire; he is arrested for violating protection order: Beachwood Police Blotter," 3 Jan. 2020 According to several store employees and investigators, eyeglass frames are an easy target for theft. Luke Garrett, San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Hard to track and easy to sell;’ thieves target 26 eyeglass stores throughout San Diego County," 20 Oct. 2019 Amazon closed the event by revealing two off-the-wall Alexa devices: eyeglass frames and a ring. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Amazon unleashes a bunch of new Echo devices, including glasses and a ring," 25 Sep. 2019 His mop-toppish haircut gives him the look of some British Invasion musician on a farewell tour and his blue eyes shine through very '80s eyeglass frames. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "How an Alabama company made Kiss pyro and fake blood," 28 July 2019 This occurs especially when the change is intended to mislead the system, as with the eyeglass frames. Vincent Conitzer, WSJ, "Natural Intelligence Still Has Its Advantages," 28 Aug. 2018 Late in the movie, though, and hidden beneath a pair of eyeglasses the size of a bay window, Farrell rides in to steal the show. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Gentlemen: Return of the Hilarious Gangster Caper," 23 Jan. 2020 Wigs and beards will come back to Custom Wig Company to be washed and cleaned and often have candy cane residue in them from eager tots sitting on Santa's lap, not to mention makeup from Santa’s iconic rosy cheeks or patina from his eyeglasses. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "This Louisville company is hand-making the best 'Designer Santa Beards' in the world," 18 Dec. 2019 In the new photo, Huffman, 56, is wearing eyeglasses, black Under Armour shoes, a white hat, a watch and a dark green button-up and pants. Sarah Jackson, NBC News, "New image emerges of Felicity Huffman in prison," 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of eyeglass

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1c

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“Eyeglass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyeglass?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=e&file=eyegla01. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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


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

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

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