The lenses in
bend light, distorting the appearance of the background.
Latin l?ns ( " lentil " ), in Medieval Latin later taking on the sense of "lens".
lens ( plural lenses or ( obsolete ) )
lens An object, usually made of glass, that
focuses or defocuses the light that passes through it.
2013 July-August, Catherine Clabby, " Focus on Everything", in : American Scientist Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. That's because the lenses that are excellent at magnifying tiny subjects produce a narrow depth of field. A device which focuses or defocuses
( geometry ) A convex shape bounded by two circular arcs, joined at their endpoints, the corresponding concave shape being a lune.
( biology ) A genus of the legume family; its bean.
( anatomy ) The transparent crystalline structure in the eye.
2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, " Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture", in : American Scientist The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
( earth science ) A body of rock, ice, or water shaped like a convex lens.
( programming ) A construct used in statically-typed functional programming languages to access nested data structures. ( by extension , figurative ) A way of looking, literally or figuratively, at something.
2004 April 11, Ann Hulbert, "Are the Kids All Right?", in , page 11: The New York Times Magazine If "the public looks at the condition of America's children largely through a negative lens," worries Child Trends [... ] , "it may be more difficult to [... ] promote child well-being."
( obsolete ) plural of lens
object focusing or defocusing the light passing through it
lente f Arabic:
? f ( ?adasa ) Armenian:
? (hy) ( ospnyak ) Azerbaijani:
linza (az) Basque:
f ( línza ), ' m ( ab?jektý? ) ( object glass of a camera ) Bengali:
( len? ) Bulgarian:
(bg) f ( lé?ta ), (bg) m ( obektív ) ( object glass of a camera ) Burmese:
(my) ( hmanbhilu: ) Catalan:
lent (ca) f Chinese:
Mandarin: , (zh) (zh) ( tòujìng ), , (zh) (zh) ( jìngpiàn ), , (zh) (zh) ( jìngtóu ) Czech:
?o?ka (cs) f Danish:
linse (da) c Dutch:
lens (nl) f Estonian:
linssi (fi) French:
lentille (fr) f Galician:
lente (gl) f Georgian:
( linza ) German:
Linse (de) f Greek:
(el) m ( fakós ) Hebrew:
(he) ( adashá ) Hindi:
? (hi) m ( lens ) Hungarian:
lencse , (hu) objektív (hu) ( photography ) Icelandic:
linsa (is) f Indonesian:
lensa , (id) kanta (id) Irish:
lionsa m Italian:
lentille , f lente (it) f Japanese:
(ja) ( renzu ) Kazakh:
( lïnza ) Khmer:
(km) ( kaew ) Korean: (ko) ( renjeu )
( linza ) Lao:
? (lo) ( len ), ? (lo) ( w?n ) Latvian:
l?ca f Lithuanian:
lis m Macedonian:
f ( lé?a ), m ( objektiv ) ( object glass of a camera ) Malay:
, kanta lensa Mongolian:
? (mn) ( linz ) Norwegian:
linse , m or f objektiv (no) n Nynorsk: linse , f objektiv n Persian:
? (fa) ( 'adasi ) Polish:
soczewka (pl) f Portuguese:
lente (pt) f Romanian:
lentil? (ro) f Russian:
(ru) f ( línza ), (ru) m ( ob?jektív ) ( object glass of a camera ) Serbo-Croatian:
? , n m ( object glass of a camera ) Roman: svo (sh) , n objèkt?v (sh) m ( object glass of a camera ) Slovak:
?o?ovka f Slovene:
le?a (sl) f Spanish:
lente (es) m or f Swedish:
lins (sv) , c objektiv (sv) n Tagalog:
, paningob lente Tajik:
( linza ) Thai:
(th) ( len ), ? (th) ( wn ) Turkish:
mercek , (tr) adese , (tr) lens (tr) Turkmen:
f ( línza ), ' m ( ob?jektýv ) ( object glass of a camera ) Urdu:
? ( 'adasa ), ? m ( lens ) Uzbek:
linza (uz) Venetian:
lente , f lenta , f lent f Vietnamese: th?u kính (vi)
device which focuses or defocuses electron beams
geometry: convex shape bounded by two circular arcs
biology: genus of the legume family; its bean
anatomy: transparent crystalline structure in the eye
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lens ( third-person singular simple present , lenses present participle , lensing simple past and past participle )
( transitive , cinematography ) To film, shoot.
2020 May 7, Katie Rife, "If you're looking to jump in your seat, make a playdate with Z", in The Onion AV Club :  It's set in an anonymous, upper-middle-class suburb, lensed in the generic gunmetal gray that will one day appear as dated as the fuzzy outlines of '80s direct-to-video horror movies. ( geology ) To become thinner towards the edges.
Dutch , from lens Latin l?ns ( " lentil " ).
lens ( plural )
genitive singular indefinite of len genitive plural indefinite of len
(: key) /l?ns/ Hyphenation:
lens Rhymes: -?ns
Latin l?ns ( " lentil " ).
lens ( f plural , lenzen diminutive lensje )
( optics ) optical lens crystalline lens in the eye
lensa -> Japanese:
Probably related to
lans ( " lance " ).
lens ( m plural , lenzen diminutive lensje )
n ( historical ) A type of barbless harpoon used for killing whales.
lens ( f plural , lenzen diminutive lensje )
n Alternative form of luns
lens ( comparative , lenzer superlative meest lens or )
empty weak, flaccid
Unknown, likely a borrowing from an unidentified source.
Old High German , linsa Lithuanian , lis Old Church Slavonic ? ( lta ), and Albanian ( lend Proto-Albanian ), sounding too similar for a coincidence, however different enough to prohibit reconstruction of a common PIE protoform. May also be related to *lenta Ancient Greek ? ( láthuros ).
If ultimately a non-IE loanword, locating the source is virtually impossible because cultivation of lentil was widespread in the region since the Neolithic.
l?ns ( f genitive ); lentis
lentil ( Medieval Latin ) lens
Third-declension noun (i-stem, accusative singular in -em or -im, ablative singular in -e or -?).
Unknown, perhaps a deformed form of what is found as
Proto-Slavic *g?ìda ( " nit " ), Proto-Germanic *hnits ( " nit " ), Ancient Greek ( konís ) (gen. ? ( konídos )), Armenian ? ( anic, " nit " ).
l?ns ( f genitive ); lendis
third declension nit (egg of a louse)
De Vaan, Michiel (2008) , "l?ns, -tis", in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, , page 334 ->ISBN
Ernout, Alfred; Meillet, Antoine (2001) , " lens", in Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue latine: histoire des mots (in French), with additions and corrections of André J., 4th edition, Paris: Klincksieck, page 351.
in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) lens , Oxford: Clarendon Press A Latin Dictionary
in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) lens An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers lens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) , Hachette Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français
lens ( definite accusative , lensi plural )
lensler contact lens