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Meaning of TELESCOPE

Pronunciation:  'teli`skowp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a magnifier of images of distant objects
  2. [v]  make smaller or shorter; "the novel was telescoped into a short play"
  3. [v]  crush together, as of cars in a collision

TELESCOPE is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: scope
 See Also: aperture, astronomical telescope, collimator, concentrate, condense, crush, finder, magnifier, mash, optical prism, prism, solar telescope, squash, squeeze, squelch, transit instrument, view finder, viewfinder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tel"e*scope\ (t[e^]l"[-e]*sk[=o]p), a.
    Capable of being extended or compacted, like a telescope, by
    the sliding of joints or parts one within the other;
    telescopic; as, a telescope bag; telescope table, etc.
  2. \Tel"e*scope\, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ?
    far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F.
    t['e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and {-scope}.]
    An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the
    heavenly bodies.
    Note: A telescope assists the eye chiefly in two ways; first,
          by enlarging the visual angle under which a distant
          object is seen, and thus magnifying that object; and,
          secondly, by collecting, and conveying to the eye, a
          larger beam of light than would enter the naked organ,
          thus rendering objects distinct and visible which would
          otherwise be indistinct and or invisible. Its essential
          parts are the object glass, or concave mirror, which
          collects the beam of light, and forms an image of the
          object, and the eyeglass, which is a microscope, by
          which the image is magnified.
    {Achromatic telescope}. See under {Achromatic}.
    {Aplanatic telescope}, a telescope having an aplanatic
    {Astronomical telescope}, a telescope which has a simple
       eyepiece so constructed or used as not to reverse the
       image formed by the object glass, and consequently
       exhibits objects inverted, which is not a hindrance in
       astronomical observations.
    {Cassegrainian telescope}, a reflecting telescope invented by
       Cassegrain, which differs from the Gregorian only in
       having the secondary speculum convex instead of concave,
       and placed nearer the large speculum. The Cassegrainian
       represents objects inverted; the Gregorian, in their
       natural position. The Melbourne telescope (see Illust.
       under {Reflecting telescope}, below) is a Cassegrainian
    {Dialytic telescope}. See under {Dialytic}.
    {Equatorial telescope}. See the Note under {Equatorial}.
    {Galilean telescope}, a refracting telescope in which the
       eyeglass is a concave instead of a convex lens, as in the
       common opera glass. This was the construction originally
       adopted by Galileo, the inventor of the instrument. It
       exhibits the objects erect, that is, in their natural
    {Gregorian telescope}, a form of reflecting telescope. See
       under {Gregorian}.
    {Herschelian telescope}, a reflecting telescope of the form
       invented by Sir William Herschel, in which only one
       speculum is employed, by means of which an image of the
       object is formed near one side of the open end of the
       tube, and to this the eyeglass is applied directly.
    {Newtonian telescope}, a form of reflecting telescope. See
       under {Newtonian}.
    {Photographic telescope}, a telescope specially constructed
       to make photographs of the heavenly bodies.
    {Prism telescope}. See {Teinoscope}.
    {Reflecting telescope}, a telescope in which the image is
       formed by a speculum or mirror (or usually by two
       speculums, a large one at the lower end of the telescope,
       and the smaller one near the open end) instead of an
       object glass. See {Gregorian, Cassegrainian, Herschelian,
       & Newtonian, telescopes}, above.
    {Refracting telescope}, a telescope in which the image is
       formed by refraction through an object glass.
    {Telescope carp} (Zo["o]l.), the telescope fish.
    {Telescope fish} (Zo["o]l.), a monstrous variety of the
       goldfish having very protuberant eyes.
    {Telescope fly} (Zo["o]l.), any two-winged fly of the genus
       {Diopsis}, native of Africa and Asia. The telescope flies
       are remarkable for having the eyes raised on very long
    {Telescope shell} (Zo["o]l.), an elongated gastropod
       ({Cerithium telescopium}) having numerous flattened
    {Telescope sight} (Firearms), a slender telescope attached to
       the barrel, having cross wires in the eyepiece and used as
       a sight.
    {Terrestrial telescope}, a telescope whose eyepiece has one
       or two lenses more than the astronomical, for the purpose
       of inverting the image, and exhibiting objects erect.
  3. \Tel"e*scope\, a. [imp. & p. p. {Telescoped}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Telescoping}.]
    To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the
    sections of a small telescope or spyglass; to come into
    collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs
    into another. [Recent]
  4. \Tel"e*scope\, v. t.
    To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope. [Recent]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a telescope in your dream, suggests that you need to take a closer look at some situation. It may also indicate that you are going through a period of uncertain changes. Dreaming that you are looking through a telescope at the stars and planets means pleasurable but costly journeys.