HyperDic: telescope

English > 3 senses of the word telescope:
NOUNartifacttelescope, scopea magnifier of images of distant objects
VERBcontacttelescopecrush together or collapse
changetelescopemake smaller or shorter
telescope > pronunciation
Rhymesallotrope ... tope: 34 rhymes with owp...
English > telescope: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA magnifier of images of distant objects.
PartsapertureA device that controls amount of light admitted
finder, viewfinder, view finderoptical device that helps a user to find the target of interest
prism, optical prismoptical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz
Narrowerastronomical telescopeAny telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sources
collimatorA small telescope attached to a large telescope to use in setting the line of the larger one
equatorialA telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it
solar telescopeA telescope designed to make observations of the sun
transit instrumentA telescope mounted on an axis running east and west and used to time the transit of a celestial body across the meridian
BroadermagnifierA scientific instrument that magnifies an image
Spanishanteojo, catalejo, telescopio
Catalantelescopi, ullera de llarga vista
Adjectivestelescopiccapable of discerning distant objects
telescopicvisible only with a telescope
English > telescope: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcrush together or collapse.
PatternSomething ----s
  • "In the accident, the cars telescoped"
  • "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"
Broadersquash, crush, squelch, mash, squeezeTo compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
Spanishaplastarse, plegarse
English > telescope: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake smaller or shorter.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the novel was telescoped into a short play"
Broaderdigest, condense, concentratemake more concise

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