Origin of lens
OTHER WORDS FROM lenslensless, adjectivelenslike, adjectiveun·lensed, adjective
How to use lens in a sentence
Likewise in the novel, things have changed constantly—new Nikons are coming out, new lenses.David Cronenberg: Why Frustrated Novelists Hate the Screenplay|Craig Hubert|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But regardless of their different lenses, she said, “there seems to be a convergence of interests” between the two sides.Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops|Tim Mak|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He did not wipe away the tears, but the long lenses of the television cameras showed him blinking them back behind his glasses.What Would Jesus Do in Gaza? The Tears of Pope Francis Point the Way|Christopher Dickey|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pitt cut his hair and wore brown contact lenses to de-pretty himself.Rob Lowe: Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful|Tricia Romano|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We should learn to look at climate change simultaneously through two very different lenses.Climate Change Needs the Politics of the Impossible|Jedediah Purdy|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By means of other lenses and prisms an image of the external object is thus made visible to those within the submarine.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Beardsley looked up brightly, and even through those lenses Mandleco could see the sharp focus.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
Campani published in 1678 a work on horology, and on the manufacture of lenses for telescopes.
The thick triple lenses were free from clouding, and the glasses between them kept out the biting cold of the heights.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
Details became more and more perceptible, as if I were gradually changing the lenses of a microscope.Urania|Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for lens (1 of 2)
Other words from lensRelated adjective: lenticular
Word Origin for lens
British Dictionary definitions for lens (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for lens
- A piece of glass or plastic shaped so as to focus or spread light rays that pass through it, often for the purpose of forming an image.
- A combination of two or more such lenses, as in a camera or telescope. Also called compound lens
Cultural definitions for lens (1 of 2)
A piece of transparent material, such as glass, that forms an image from the rays of light passing through it. (See focal length, refraction, and telescope.)
Cultural definitions for lens (2 of 2)
A clear, almost spherical structure located just behind the pupil of the eye. The lens focuses waves of light on the retina.