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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glasses mean? 

GLASSES (noun)
  The noun GLASSES has 1 sense:

1. optical instrument consisting of a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision

  Familiarity information: GLASSES used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GLASSES (noun)

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Optical instrument consisting of a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


eyeglasses; glasses; specs; spectacles

Hypernyms ("glasses" is a kind of...):

optical instrument (an instrument designed to aid vision)

Meronyms (parts of "glasses"):

bridge; nosepiece (the link between two lenses; rests on nose)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "glasses"):

bifocals (eyeglasses having two focal lengths)

goggles (tight-fitting spectacles worn to protect the eyes)

lorgnette (eyeglasses that are held to the eyes with a long handle)

pince-nez (spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring)

dark glasses; shades; sunglasses (spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun)

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