lens lens  /ˈlɛnz/


  1. (n) a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
  2. (n) genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils
  3. (n) (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood
  4. (n) biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina
  5. (n) electronic equipment that uses a magnetic or electric field in order to focus a beam of electrons


  1. Complaints about extended-wear lenses are on the rise.
  2. Today's featherweight plastic contact lenses are invaluable to many nearsighted and farsighted people.
  3. Mechanics such as the retracting circular lens hatch and the whoosh start up sound effect add to the flavor.


  1. Cooper Biofinity Lens Does Well - Analyst Blog

    CooperVision, a part of The Cooper Companies Inc. ( COO ), a company focused on contact lens and women's health, recently revealed that its Biofinity brand was the most rapidly growing
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Local Lens

    Send your LOCAL LENS photos to editor@juneauempire.com. Make sure to include the name of the photographer, when and where it was taken and any other pertinent information.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Juneau Empire

  3. Lens design may not be last for Pier

    As controversy mounts, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce suggests taking a longer look at alternatives to "Lens" design for St. Pete's Pier.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ABC Action News Tampa Bay


  1. Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said in a statement it was "unsurprising" that her law clerk memos "were mindful of Justice Marshall's longstanding jurisprudence, and that her recommendations to him applied the lens...
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I am a product of a working-class background, I am one of those folks who grew up in that struggle. That is the lens through which I see the world," Michelle Obama said, referring to her family that lived on the South side of Chicago on her...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Michelle Obama Source: CBS News

  3. But Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, also a Democrat, responded, "We look through the lens of the past to judge how much we can trust you."
    on May 1, 2007 By: Sheldon Whitehouse Source: International Herald Tribune

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