spectacles (n.) "glass lenses to help a person's sight," early 15c., from plural of SPECTACLE (Cf. spectacle).

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  • spectacles — ► PLURAL NOUN Brit. ▪ a pair of glasses …   English terms dictionary

  • spectacles — noun (formal, esp. BrE) ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy ▪ gold rimmed, horn rimmed, rimless, steel rimmed, wire framed, wire rimmed ▪ thick …   Collocations dictionary

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  • spectacles — noun A pair of lenses set in a frame worn on the nose and ears in order to correct deficiencies in eyesight or to ornament the face. Syn: eyeglasses, glasses, pair of eyeglasses, pair of glasses, pair of specs, pair of spectacles, specs …   Wiktionary

  • spectacles — Synonyms and related words: Polaroid glasses, bifocals, blinkers, cheaters, colored glasses, contact lens, dark glasses, divided spectacles, eyeglass, eyeglasses, glasses, goggles, granny glasses, harlequin glasses, horn rimmed glasses, lorgnette …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • spectacles — n.pl. (also pair of spectacles sing.) a pair of lenses in a frame resting on the nose and ears, used to correct defective eyesight or protect the eyes …   Useful english dictionary

  • spectacles — noun see glass I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Spectacles — Spectacle Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Spectacle de théatre de rue …   Wikipédia en Français