Definition of Spectacle. Meaning of Spectacle. Synonyms of Spectacle

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Definition of Spectacle

Spectacle
Spectacle Spec"ta*cle, n. [F., fr. L. spectaculum, fr. spectare to look at, to behold, v. intens. fr. specere. See Spy.] 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. O, piteous spectacle? O, bloody times! --Shak. 2. A spy-glass; a looking-glass. [Obs.] Poverty a spectacle is, as thinketh me, Through which he may his very friends see. --Chaucer. 3. pl. 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. pl. Fig.: An aid to the intellectual sight. Shakespeare . . . needed not the spectacles of books to read nature. --Dryden. Syn: Show; sight; exhibition; representation; pageant.

Meaning of Spectacle from wikipedia

- In general, spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates. Derived in Middle English from c. 1340 as "specially prepared...
- The Society of the Spectacle (French: La société du spectacle) is a 1967 work of philosophy and Marxist critical theory by Guy Debord, in which the author...
- Spectacle Island is a 105-acre island in Boston Harbor, 4 miles (6.4 km) offs**** of downtown Boston, M****achusetts. It is part of the city of Boston...
- The spectacle is a central notion in the Situationist theory, developed by Guy Debord in his 1967 book, The Society of the Spectacle. In its limited sense...
- $7,976,730 by 1955 and a further $6,232,520 overseas...For all their spectacle, Samson and David were quite economically produced, costing $3,097,563...
- in Champions League history. "He dominates the ball, he is a walking spectacle and he plays as if he had silk gloves on each foot. He makes it worthwhile...
- possibly even shockingly good. As it is, Grande is so busy piling on the spectacle she neglects to highlight the one thingthose deceptively powerful pipes...
- thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral rivalled that of her coronation as a spectacle. The defeat of the armada was a potent propaganda victory, both for Elizabeth...
- A spectacle is an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates. Spectacle or spectacles may also refer to: Brille, a gl****y covering of the...
- casualties. Some of the American bodies were dragged through the streets—a spectacle broadcast on television news programs. In response, U.S. forces were withdrawn...
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