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glasses US English

A pair of lenses set in a frame resting on the nose and ears, used to correct or assist defective eyesight or protect the eyes

glasses US Thesaurus

Hale looks older in his glasses

glass US English

A container to drink from

dark glasses US English

Glasses with tinted lenses, worn to protect or conceal a person’s eyes

field glasses US English

Binoculars for outdoor use

opera glasses US English

Small binoculars for use at the opera or theater

aviator glasses US English

A style of sunglasses with thin wire frames and large lenses

granny glasses US English

Round, steel-rimmed or gold-rimmed glasses

musical glasses US English

A series of drinking glasses or bowls filled with varying amounts of water and played as a musical instrument by rubbing the rims with the fingers

bell glass US English

A bell-shaped glass cover used, especially formerly, as a cloche

eyeglass US English

A single lens for correcting or assisting defective eyesight, especially a monocle

hourglass US English

An invertible device with two connected glass bulbs containing sand that takes an hour to pass from the upper to the lower bulb

milk glass US English

Semitranslucent glass, whitened by the addition of various ingredients

pier glass US English

A large mirror, used originally to fill wall space between windows

sandglass US English

An hourglass measuring a fixed amount of time (not necessarily one hour)

shot glass US English

A small glass used for serving liquor

spyglass US English

A small handheld telescope

wineglass US English

A glass with a stem and foot, used for drinking wine

rose-colored US English

Used in reference to a naively optimistic or unrealistic viewpoint

cover glass US English

Another term for coverslip.

Plexiglas US English

A solid transparent plastic made of polymethyl methacrylate (the same material as perspex or Lucite)

sight glass US English

A transparent tube or window through which the level of liquid in a reservoir or supply line can be checked visually

storm glass US English

A sealed tube containing a solution whose clarity is thought to change when storms approach

watch glass US English

A glass disc covering the dial of a watch

water glass US English

An instrument for making observations beneath the surface of water, consisting of a bucket with a glass bottom

balloon glass in balloon US English

A large rounded drinking glass, used for brandy and other drinks

burning glass US English

A lens for concentrating the sun’s rays on an object so as to set fire to it

cheval glass US English

A tall mirror fitted at its middle to an upright frame so that it can be tilted

Claude glass US English

A convex dark or colored glass that reflects a small image in subdued colors, used by landscape painters to show the tonal values of a scene

crystal glass in crystal US English

Highly transparent glass with a high refractive index

object glass US English

Another term for objective3noun3noun3noun.

safety glasses in safety glass US English

Toughened glasses or goggles for protecting the eyes when using power tools or industrial or laboratory equipment

weather glass US English

A barometer

Depression glass US English

Machine-pressed, tinted glassware that was mass-produced in the US from the late 1920s to the 1940s and often used as giveaways to persuade customers to purchase goods

magnifying glass US English

A lens that produces an enlarged image, typically set in a frame with a handle and used to examine small or finely detailed things such as fingerprints, stamps, and fine print

Venus's looking glass US English

A blue-flowered plant of the bellflower family, whose shiny brown seeds inside their open capsule supposedly resemble mirrors

poor man's weather glass US English

The scarlet pimpernel