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Spectacle meaning

spectacle - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. A spy- glass; a looking- glass.
  3. 3. An optical instrument consisting of two lenses set in a light frame, and worn to assist sight, to obviate some defect in the organs of vision, or to shield the eyes from bright light.
  4. 4. Fig.: An aid to the intellectual sight.
  5. 5. A show; sight; exhibition.

spectacle - examples of usage

  1. On returning a strange spectacle met his view. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The people of the village do not heed them, nor reflect upon the spectacle in their midst. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. But I had to pass my uncle, and he had no intention of letting me make myself a spectacle. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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