glasses


glasses
noun
ADJECTIVE
dark, tinted

I wear blue-tinted glasses on sunny days.

reading
half-moon, round
thick

a short, fat man with greasy black hair and thick glasses

granny
owlish
heavy
gold-rimmed, horn-rimmed, steel-rimmed, wire-framed, wire-rimmed
rimless
field, opera
… OF GLASSES
pair
VERB + GLASSES
have on, wear
put on
remove, take off
look over, peer over

Her father lowered his paper and peered over his glasses at her.

adjust, push up

She pushed her glasses up and rubbed the bridge of her nose.

clean, polish, wipe
GLASSES + VERB
steam up

His glasses steamed up as soon as he came indoors.

be perched on sth, perch on sth

Horn-rimmed glasses perched on the bridge of her nose.

PREPOSITION
behind (your) glasses

She blinked behind her glasses.

Their anxious faces were hidden behind dark glasses.


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  • glasses — n. pl. Same as {eyeglasses}. See {eyeglass}[1]. Syn: spectacles, specs, eyeglasses. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glasses — spectacles, 1660s, from plural of GLASS (Cf. glass) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glasses — is the usual term in both BrE and AmE for what are also called in BrE (though not in AmE) spectacles. In AmE eyeglasses is often used in the same meaning, but this has long fallen out of use in Britain …   Modern English usage

  • glasses — [n] object worn to correct vision bifocals, blinkers*, cheaters*, contact lenses, eyeglasses, four eyes*, frames, goggles, lorgnette, pince nez, rims*, shades*, specs*, spectacles, trifocals; concept 446 …   New thesaurus

  • glasses — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ a pair of lenses set in a frame that rests on the nose and ears, used to correct defective eyesight …   English terms dictionary

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

  • glasses — glass|es [ glasəz ] noun plural * an object that you wear in front of your eyes to help you see better. You usually get your glasses from an optometrist: Where are my glasses? put on (your) glasses: He put on his reading glasses. a pair of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glasses */ — UK [ˈɡlɑːsɪz] / US [ˈɡlɑsəz] noun [plural] an object that you wear in front of your eyes to help you see better. You usually get your glasses from an optician Where are my glasses? wear glasses: Most children hate having to wear glasses. put on… …   English dictionary


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