Associations to the word «Telescope»

Pictures for the word «Telescope»


TELESCOPE, noun. A monocular optical instrument possessing magnification for observing distant objects, especially in astronomy.
TELESCOPE, noun. Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).
TELESCOPE, verb. To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.
TELESCOPE, verb. To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass.
TELESCOPE, verb. To come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another.
TELESCOPE BAG, noun. An adjustable travelling bag consisting of two cases, the larger slipping over the other.
TELESCOPE BAGS, noun. Plural of telescope bag
TELESCOPE HOUSE, noun. A house with multiple attachments connected serially, decreasing in size.

Dictionary definition

TELESCOPE, noun. A magnifier of images of distant objects.
TELESCOPE, verb. Crush together or collapse; "In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack".
TELESCOPE, verb. Make smaller or shorter; "the novel was telescoped into a short play".

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