zoom out

Definition of zoom out

:(of a person) to adjust the lens of a camera or (of a camera) to adjust its lens so that the image seems to be smaller and farther away
  • The photographer zoomed out to get the widest possible view of the scene.
  • The camera zoomed out to show a wider view of the scene.

Word by Word Definitions

zoom play
  1. : to move with a loud low hum or buzz

  2. : to go speedily : zip

  3. : to climb for a short time at an angle greater than that which can be maintained in steady flight so that the machine is carried upward at the expense of stored kinetic energy

  1. : an act or process of zooming

  2. : an image created by zooming

  3. : a zooming sound

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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