Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

in focus

Definition of in focus

  1. 1 :  adjusted so that things are seen clearly and sharply <The binoculars were not in focus.>

  2. 2 :  in a state where the details can be clearly seen <It was a nice picture—the family was in focus and everyone was smiling.>



Word by Word Definitions

focusplay
  1. :  a point at which rays (as of light, heat, or sound) converge or from which they diverge or appear to diverge

    :  the point where the geometrical lines or their prolongations conforming to the rays diverging from or converging toward another point intersect and give rise to an image after reflection by a mirror or refraction by a lens or optical system

    :  a point of convergence of a beam of particles (as electrons)

  1. :  to bring into focus

    :  to adjust the focus of (as the eye or a lens)

    :  to cause to be concentrated


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up in focus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

mysterious, holy, or spiritual

Get Word of the Day daily email!