Dictionary Results for lens

1. lens - noun

· a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images

Synonym(s): lense, lens_system

Hypernym(s): optical_device

2. lens - noun

· genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils

Synonym(s): Lens, genus_Lens

Hypernym(s): rosid_dicot_genus

3. lens - noun

· (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood; "the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"

Hypernym(s): channel, communication_channel, line

4. lens - noun

· biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focus light on the retina

Synonym(s): crystalline_lens, lens_of_the_eye

Hypernym(s): organ

5. lens - noun

· electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons

Synonym(s): electron_lens

Hypernym(s): electronic_equipment

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