Definition of lens

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • lens is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 4
  • lens is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 4
  • lens is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 6

Definition of lens


  • genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. genus lens
  • electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. electron lens
  • a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. lens system
    2. lense
  • biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focus light on the retina (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. crystalline lens
    2. lens of the eye
  • (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood (noun)

    Examples

    1. the writer is the lens through which history can be seen

See definition of lens in Merriam Webster

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