from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that makes lenses and eyeglasses.
  • n. One that sells lenses, eyeglasses, and other optical instruments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who makes or dispenses lenses, spectacles.
  • n. A person who sells lenses, spectacles etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in optics.
  • n. One who deals in optical glasses and instruments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person skilled in the science of optics.
  • n. One who makes or sells optical glasses and instruments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a worker who makes glasses for remedying defects of vision


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