Meaning of LENS in English



Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A ~ is a thin curved piece of glass or plastic used in things such as cameras, telescopes, and pairs of glasses. You look through a ~ in order to make things look larger, smaller, or clearer.

...a camera ~...

I packed your sunglasses with the green ~es.



In your eye, the ~ is the part behind the pupil that focuses light and helps you to see clearly.

N-COUNT: usu sing


see also contact ~ , telephoto ~ , wide-angle ~ , zoom ~

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