Meaning of myope in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪəʊp/


  • A short-sighted person.

    ‘The distinctive style of Impressionist painters has been attributed to myopia, and Cézanne, Degas, Pissarro, and Renoir were all known to be myopes.’
    • ‘Some reports claim that positive suggestion can significantly improve visual acuity (e.g., in myopes).’
    • ‘A variant of it also affects a small handful of extreme myopes, those who have been severely short-sighted since early childhood.’
    • ‘This is much appreciated by geezers, myopes, and in my case, myopic geezers.’


Early 18th century from French, via late Latin from Greek muōps, from muein ‘to shut’ + ōps ‘eye’.