Dictionary Results for focus


1. focus - noun

· the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"

Synonym(s): focusing, focussing, focal_point, direction, centering

Hypernym(s): concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion




2. focus - noun

· maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system; "in focus"; "out of focus"

Hypernym(s): distinctness, sharpness




3. focus - noun

· maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"

Hypernym(s): clarity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity




4. focus - noun

· a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection"

Synonym(s): focal_point, nidus

Hypernym(s): point




5. focus - noun

· special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

Synonym(s): stress

Hypernym(s): emphasis, accent




6. focus - noun

· a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges

Synonym(s): focal_point

Hypernym(s): point




7. focus - noun

· a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section

Hypernym(s): point




8. focus - verb

· direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

Synonym(s): concentrate, center, centre, pore, rivet

Hypernym(s): think, cogitate, cerebrate




9. focus - verb

· cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image"

Hypernym(s): sharpen

Antonym(s): blur




10. focus - verb

· bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

Synonym(s): concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise

Hypernym(s): align, aline, line_up, adjust




11. focus - verb

· become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"

Synonym(s): focalize, focalise

Hypernym(s): adjust, conform, adapt

Antonym(s): blur




12. focus - verb

· put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

Synonym(s): focalize, focalise, sharpen

Hypernym(s): adjust, set, correct

Antonym(s): blur





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