Spectacle

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Spectacle Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of'' yourself
  • an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
  • something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight); "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight); "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape" ,
  • an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale ,
  • a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Spectacle'


  • Spectacle: For other uses, see Spectacle (disambiguation). In general, spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates. Derived in Middle
  • Spectacle (critical theory): 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
  • The Society of the Spectacle: eponymous film, see The Society of the Spectacle (film). The Society of the Spectacle (French: La société du spectacle) is a 1967 work of philosophy and Marxist
  • Spectacle Island (Port Jackson): Spectacle Island is an island in the Parramatta River and Sydney Harbour, in Sydney, Australia. It lies in the main channel of the western section of
  • Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers: The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London, UK. The Company was founded by a Royal Charter of Charles
  • Society of the Spectacle LLC: book, see The Society of the Spectacle. For the film, see The Society of the Spectacle (film). Society of the Spectacle, LLC. is a clothing manufacturer
  • The Society of the Spectacle (film): For the eponymous book, see The Society of the Spectacle. La Société du Spectacle (Society of the Spectacle) is a black and white 1973 film by the Situationist
  • USS Spectacle (AM-305): USS Spectacle (AM-305) was a steel-hulled Admirable class minesweeper built for the U.S. Navy during World War II. A trained crew boarded the new vessel
  • Spectacle Island (Massachusetts): Spectacle Island is a 105-acre island in Boston Harbor, 4 miles (6.4 km) offshore of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the city of Boston
  • Spectacle Island: Spectacle Island may refer to: Australia Little Spectacle Island, Tasmania Spectacle Island (Hawkesbury River), NSW Spectacle Island (Port Jackson), NSW

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* The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment but it is no less than a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

* Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament. - George Santayana

* What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their natural and surest support. - James Madison


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