Definition of Monocle

1. Noun. Lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles.

Exact synonyms: Eyeglass
Generic synonyms: Lens, Lens System, Lense



Definition of Monocle

1. n. An eyeglass for one eye.

Definition of Monocle

1. Noun. a single lens, usually in a wire frame, and used to correct vision for only one eye ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monocle

1. an eyeglass for one eye [n -S] : MONOCLED [adj]

Medical Definition of Monocle

1. A lens used for one eye, usually in the correction of presbyopia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monocle

monochrome
monochromes
monochromia
monochromic
monochromies
monochromist
monochromists
monochromophil
monochromous
monochromy
monochronic
monociliate
monociliated
monocistronic
monocistronic RNA
monocle (current term)
monocled
monocles
monoclinal
monocline
monoclines
monoclinic
monoclinus
monoclonal
monoclonal antibodies
monoclonal antibody
monoclonal immunoglobulin
monoclonal peak
monoclonal protein

Literary usage of Monocle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"... X-rays more efficient in surgery by wearing a special monocle. Sei Am 115: 549 D 16 '18 Removing projectiles from the brain by electromagnet. L. Rocher. ..."

2. An Uncensored Diary from the Central Empires by Ernesta Drinker Bullitt (1917)
"I played tennis with him this afternoon at the club, he in his suspenders and monocle, and I in street clothes, with a pair of borrowed tennis shoes two ..."

3. Mechanical Therapeutics by Philip Skinner Wales (1867)
"2d Variety of the monocle. Composition.—A roller eight yards long and two inches ... This form of the monocle is quite solid, and well adapted for making ..."

4. Others for 1919: An Anthology of the New Verse by Alfred Kreymborg (1920)
"... LE monocle DE MON ONCLE " Mother of heaven, regina of the clouds, 0 sceptre of the sun, crown of the moon, There is not nothing, no, no, never nothing, ..."

5. Bandaging by Albert Draper Whiting (1915)
"monocle, OR BANDAGE OF ONE EYE. (Fig. 46.) Uses.—To hold a dressing on one eye or to cover one eye for protection from the light. ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Bandaging by Gwilym George Davis (1911)
"The monocle or Bandage for One Eye (Fig. 54, a and b). —Bandage, 5 yards X 2 inches. To bandage the left eye: Place the initial extremity on the left temple ..."

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