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Definition of "magnifying glass" []

  • A lens or combination of lenses that enlarges the image of an object. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "magnifying glass" in a sentence
  • "We had failed to see the clause in the ten-million-word agreement printed in type so small we needed a magnifying glass to read it."
  • "An old movie poster—John Barry-more as Sherlock Holmes—hung nearby a newer one—Basil Rathbone, dressed in the close-fitting ear flapped cap known as the deerslayer, and a long gray traveling cape, a magnifying glass held up before his face."
  • "He began working with a magnifying glass during his lunch-breaks as a gardener."