verb (used with object), tel·e·scoped, tel·e·scop·ing.
verb (used without object), tel·e·scoped, tel·e·scop·ing.
Origin of telescope
Related Words for telescopeabbreviate, shorten, restrict, wrap, cram, constrict, squeeze, shrink, summarize, curtail, compress, thicken, curl, crimp, knit, bend, tuck, consolidate, wedge, cramp
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Contemporary Examples of telescope
If you live in a place with a dark night sky, you might be able to see M31 without a telescope.The Gamma-Ray Burst That Wasn’t
Matthew R. Francis
June 1, 2014
But the results coming out of BOSS are beautiful, even if the telescope is hideous.
I visited the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico two years ago, where the telescope taking data for BOSS is located.
And let me say: those baffles make the telescope ugly, like its own mama puts a bag over its head before kissing it goodnight.
So while doomsday believers make a mad dash towards their shelters in 2029, I'll be going straight to a telescope.Sorry, Doomsday Theorists
January 11, 2013
Historical Examples of telescope
The worst I do is to look at them the wrong way of the telescope.Weighed and Wanting
The night before I had looked at them with a telescope from the foot of the mountain.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
This telescope had not been of great service to him since the autumn of 1671.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Their financial rating was so high that you couldn't see it without a telescope.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
If the eye is assisted by a telescope, the ratio is quite different.Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works
Edward Singleton Holden
Word Origin for telescope
1640s, from Italian telescopio (used by Galileo, 1611), and Modern Latin telescopium (used by Kepler, 1613), both from Greek teleskopos "far-seeing," from tele- "far" (see tele-) + -skopos "seeing" (see -scope). Said to have been coined by Prince Cesi, founder and head of the Roman Academy of the Lincei (Galileo was a member). Used in English in Latin form from 1619.
"to force together one inside the other" (like the sliding tubes of some telescopes), 1867, from telescope (n.). Related: Telescoped; telescoping.
A device used by astronomers to magnify images or collect more light from distant objects by gathering and concentrating radiation. The most familiar kind of telescope is the optical telescope, which collects radiation in the form of visible light. It may work by reflection, with a bowl-shaped mirror at its base, or by refraction, with a system of lenses. Other kinds of telescopes collect other kinds of radiation; there are radio telescopes (which collect radio waves), x-ray telescopes, and infrared telescopes. Radio and optical telescopes may be situated on the Earth, since the Earth's atmosphere allows light and radio waves through but absorbs radiation from several other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. X-ray telescopes are placed in space.