Translations: Etymology: From French, 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.
- A spy-glass; a looking-glass.
- (usually, in plural) 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.
- (figuratively) An aid to the intellectual sight.
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