[ahy-glas, ahy-glahs]
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Origin of eyeglass

First recorded in 1605–15; eye + glass
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Related Words for eyeglass

pince-nez, eyeglass, lens, loupe, lorgnon

Examples from the Web for eyeglass

Contemporary Examples of eyeglass

Historical Examples of eyeglass

  • 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

  • Then, adjusting his eyeglass in a leisurely manner, he walked out of the room.

  • This he did, and Longworth, again adjusting his eyeglass, read it.

  • Then the gentleman with the eyeglass said suavely, "Have you been long in London, Mr. Storm?"

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • You should have seen the effect of this simple caress upon the eyeglass.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

British Dictionary definitions for eyeglass


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


  1. eyeglasses Glasses for the eyes.
  2. A single lens in a pair of glasses; a monocle.
  3. eyepiece
  4. eyecup
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