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spectacles, plural;
  1. A visually striking performance or display
    • - the acrobatic feats make a good spectacle
    • - the show is pure spectacle
  2. An event or scene regarded in terms of its visual impact
    • - the spectacle of a city's mass grief

  1. optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
  2. (spectacle) something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight); "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"
  3. (spectacle) an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
  4. (spectacle) a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
  5. (spectacled) bespectacled: wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass; "a bespectacled grandmother"; "the monocled gentleman"
  6. The Spectacles is a mixed use suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located in the Town of Kwinana
  7. "The Spectacles" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, published in 1844. It is one of Poe's comedy tales.
  8. In general spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates. Derived in Middle English from c. ...
  9. (Spectacle (critical theory)) The spectacle is a central notion in the Situationist theory developed by Guy Debord. Guy Debord's 1968 book, The Society of the Spectacle, attempted to provide the Situationist International (SI) with a Marxian critical theory. ...
  10. (Spectacle (moth)) The Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Europe and Siberia.
  11. 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
  12. (spectacle) Something exhibited to view; usually, something presented to view as extraordinary, or as unusual and worthy of special notice; a remarkable or noteworthy sight; a show; a pageant; a gazingstock; An optical instrument consisting of two lenses set in a light frame, and worn to assist ...
  13. (spectacle) On display, rediculous.
  14. (Spectacle) A protective device to shield the wearer's eyes from a variety of hazards, depending on the spectacle type.
  15. (Spectacle) An ophthalmic device consisting of two ophthalmic lenses and a supporting frame to position and retain the lenses in proper optical alignment with the eyes.
  16. (Spectacle) In late 1880s and through the early 1900s the big circuses produced lavish spectacles using up to twelve hundred persons, many of whom were employed for the purpose. Some of the spectacles were so huge that all the back side seating had to be left out. ...
  17. (Spectacle) an object of curiosity or contempt (Nah. 3:6; Heb. 10:33). The apostles of Christ were made a spectacle to the world and ridiculed because of their faith (I Cor. 4:9). The same Greek word translated as spectacle here is translated as theater in Acts 19:29,31. ...
  18. (Spectacle) means something so unusual you can hardly believe it when you see it. What’s the word?
  19. (The spectacle) the self-organised appearance of capitalism within society.
  20. (spectacle) The idea that social life is increasingly dominated by images. See commodity fetishism. Also may refer to tendency to promote cities through grand events and spectacular landscapes. See Disneyfication, festival retailing.
  21. (spectacle) is an additional clear covering that overlays the cornea, protecting the eye slit from silt and other abrasive materials. Occurs in bottom dwelling fish and those that live in shallow waters.
  22. (spectacle) one of the six Aristotelian elements of the drama; it refers to the visual elements of a playÑscenery, costume, movement, gesture, and so on. (see also mise-en-scène).
  23. A double "duck", i.e. a batter who is out for zero runs in both innings of a two-inning cricket game.
  24. To dream of spectacles, foretells that strangers will cause changes in your affairs. Frauds will be practised on your credulity. To dream that you see broken spectacles, denotes estrangement caused by fondness for illegal pleasures.
  25. Light shadings around the eyes and dark marking from outer corner of eye to ear (e.g. Keeshond).