magnifying glass

noun

Definition of magnifying glass

:a specially shaped piece of glass that is attached to a handle and is used to make an object look larger than it is
  • The jeweler examined the diamond with a magnifying glass.

Word by Word Definitions

magnify play magnifying
  1. : extol, laud

  2. : to cause to be held in greater esteem or respect

  3. : to increase in significance : intensify

glass play
  1. : any of various amorphous materials formed from a melt by cooling to rigidity without crystallization: such as

  2. : a usually transparent or translucent material consisting typically of a mixture of silicates

  3. : a material (such as obsidian) produced by fast cooling of magma

  1. : to provide with glass : glaze

  2. : to enclose, case, or wall with glass

  3. : to make glassy


MAGNIFYING GLASS Defined for Kids

magnifying glass

noun

Definition of magnifying glass for Students

:a lens that makes something seen through it appear larger than it actually is

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