magnifying glass

magnifying glass

noun
a lens that produces an enlarged image of an object.
Compare hand lens.


Origin:
1655–65

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To magnifying glass
Collins
World English Dictionary
magnifying glass or magnifier
 
n
a convex lens used to produce an enlarged image of an object
 
magnifier or magnifier
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature