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...
- 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...
- La Société du Spectacle (Society of the Spectacle) is a black and white 1973 film by the Situationist Guy Debord based on his 1967 book of the same name...
- Rock Spectacle is the first live album by Barenaked Ladies. It was the first major success for the band in the United States, selling over one million...
- race is often shortened to Indy 500. The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, which...
- reserved for slaves, such as crucifixion and condemnation to the beasts as a spectacle in the arena. In the early Empire, those who converted to Christianity...
- Some organizations like Lions Clubs International, Unite For Sight,, ReSpectacle, and New Eyes for the Needy provide a way to donate gl****es and sungl****es...
- Clever Hans (in German: der Kluge Hans) was an Orlov Trotter horse that was claimed to have been able to perform arithmetic and other intellectual tasks...
- Spectacle Island may refer to: Spectacle Island (Hawkesbury River), New South Wales Spectacle Island (Port Jackson), New South Wales Spectacle Island...