noun, plural lens·es.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of lens
OTHER WORDS FROM lenslensless, adjectivelenslike, adjectiveun·lensed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for lens
So we got a compressor and we would literally pump air into each of the four cameras so we could blow water off the lenses.‘Noah’ is a Global Warming Epic About the Battle Between Religion and Science, Says Cinematographer|Marlow Stern|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One reason for that is filmmakers shot with 16mm lenses on hand-cranked cameras for optimum authenticity.
There are lenses discretely built in watches, ties, cigarettes, lighters, and other forms of disguise.Exposed: Paparazzi vs. the Stars Over the Past 50 Years|Sarah Moroz|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All lenses project circles; most cameras cut a square or rectangular image out of the middle of the optical pie.
The tops of the lenses were tinted blue and the bottoms tinted pink.
Valencia Valletort's luminous eyes had gleamed that night under their lashes, and pierced through the lenses of his lorgnon.
Combined for the first time in one volume, they are the greatest compilation on the subject of lenses extant.Watch and Clock Escapements|Anonymous
A binocular, small but extremely efficient in its magnifying power he withdrew, dusting the lenses with the sleeve of his shirt.Rim o' the World|B. M. Bower
The French opticians cement the lenses very neatly together, and use them in ordinary spy and opera glasses.The Boy's Playbook of Science|John Henry Pepper
The oculist from whom you obtained your lenses will tell you their magnifying power.
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)
Medical definitions for lens
n. pl. lens•es
Other words from lenslensed adj.
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