[ mag-nuh-fahy-er ]

  1. a person or thing that magnifies.

  2. a lens or combination of lenses that magnifies an object; magnifying glass.

Origin of magnifier

First recorded in 1540–50; magnify + -er1

Words Nearby magnifier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use magnifier in a sentence

  • It should never be submitted to this process with any scratches perceptible in it, even when examined by a magnifier.

  • In the pines and other conifers they are quite small, but they can readily be seen even without a magnifier.

    Seasoning of Wood | Joseph B. Wagner