Definition of Glasses

1. Noun. Optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision.

Exact synonyms: Eyeglasses, Specs, Spectacles
Specialized synonyms: Bifocals, Goggles, Lorgnette, Pince-nez, Dark Glasses, Shades, Sunglasses
Terms within: Bridge, Nosepiece
Group relationships: Frame
Generic synonyms: Optical Instrument
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

Definition of Glasses

1. Noun. (plural of glass) ¹

2. Noun. (pluralonly) spectacles, frames bearing two lenses worn in front of the eyes ¹

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Definition of Glasses

1. glass [v] - See also: glass

Medical Definition of Glasses

1. Synonym: spectacles. 2. Lenses for correcting refractive errors in the eyes. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Glasses

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"As a result a whole scries of glasses of novel composition and optical properties were produced.^ A certain number of the most promising of these, ..."

2. Social New York Under the Georges, 1714-1776: Houses, Streets, and Country by Esther Singleton (1902)
"... i 753 ; ladies fine dressing gilt looking-glasses and small pocket ditto, 1755; ... assortment of small black walnut frame and japanned looking-glasses, ..."

3. Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood (1921)
"VI LOOKING-glasses THE use of mirrors dates from prehistoric times. They were of polished metal, small, and generally intended to be used in the hand. ..."

4. The Furniture of Our Forefathers by Esther Singleton, Russell Sturgis (1901)
"In 1730, James Foddy from London undertook "to alter and amend old looking glasses," and it would appear from the constant advertisements that there was a ..."

5. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1879)
"BINOCULAR TELESCOPE, with rack motion in centre to adjust it to the width of the eyes, with object-glasses li inches diameter, in solid sling leather case . ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"When glasses are not to be Prescribed.—JACKSON (Amer. Jmir. Ophthal. January, 1908, i) urges that glasses are not to be prescribed under the following ..."

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