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Definitions of telescope

  1. a magnifier of images of distant objects
  2. crush together, as of cars in a collision
  3. make smaller or shorter; " the novel was telescoped into a short play"
  4. crush together or collapse; " In the accident, the cars telescoped"; " my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"
  5. 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.
  6. An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies.
  7. 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.
  8. To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope.
  9. An optical instrument, made of a series of long tubes, provided with lenses: used for magnifying and making visible objects at a distance, especially the moon, stars, etc.; any article made of parts fitting within one another, as do the sections of some telescopes, so that it can be extended in size; as, a kind of extensible valise is called a telescope.
  10. To force a way endwise one within another, as cars in a railway collision.
  11. An optical instrument for viewing objects at a distance.
  12. Optical instrument for viewing objects at a distance.
  13. Telescopic.
  14. To drive together, one within another, like the sections of a small telescope.
  15. An optical instrument for enlarging the image of a distant object, as a star.
  16. An optical instrument for viewing distant objects.
  17. An instr. employed to assist the naked eye in viewing distant objects, especially the heavenly bodies, which, seen through it, are vastly increased in their dimensions.
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Quotes of telescope

  1. A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better. – Fred Allen
  2. Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher
  3. The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope – Henry Ward Beecher
  4. Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope. – Josh Billings
  5. For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope My mother thought it would make the best gift. – Wernher von Braun
  6. I was, I remember, I still remember when the first time I pointed the telescope at the sky and I saw Saturn with the rings. It was a beautiful image. – Umberto Guidoni
  7. I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. – Dr. Seuss
  8. Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description. – Alexander Kluge
  9. I'm such a long -term investor, I've never really let go and celebrated what I did with the Hubble telescope – Story Musgrave
  10. The future infrared space telescope will cover that area in a much more efficient manner. – Claude Nicollier
  11. The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can't make anybody believe that he has it. – Will Rogers

Usage examples for telescope

  1. He no longer saw her sitting there by the telescope calm, gracious, and beautiful. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  2. " I'm convinced it is a boat," continued Will, as he stood beside the now smouldering fire, while the captain gazed long and earnestly through his telescope at the object on the sea. – Sunk at Sea by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. There is a vessel off the point which requires examination, and I have come for the telescope – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  4. 161. " For example: Gallileo invented the telescope – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. I was down the hill, right in the track of the fire, and I couldn't get back to the cabin at all, and- ah- this gentleman saw me through the telescope and ran down there and got me out of it. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  6. Being thus comforted and somewhat strengthened, my guide advised me to take up my telescope again and take another look across the river. – Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward by T. G. Steward
  7. For under the plane there was no world at all, save through the telescope – Lords of the Stratosphere by Arthur J. Burks
  8. She thought instead of sleeping, for several nights, and began to wear the expression on her face which I have in motor cars when I think we are going to telescope with something twice our size, and am trying to prepare for eternity with a pleasant smile on my lips. – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  9. By the help of his telescope he was able to observe all the kings and queens, princes and princesses, gentlemen and ladies, living on the earth. – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  10. He has a very powerful telescope in the tower of the castle, with which he can view every portion of the surrounding region. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  11. The general could stay behind out of range, as he does to- day, and direct the whole thing with an electric battery and a telescope – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  12. Miss Wycliffe is going to bring up a party to- night to use the telescope but it's early yet. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  13. As he was taking the telescope down from its rack in the pilot house, Mr. Petrofsky saw him. – Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure by Victor Appleton
  14. But the look with which he received them, and the pause that followed, undoubtedly impressed her, and prepared the way for the interest she manifested when, upon looking through the telescope the next day, she saw him flying in that extraordinary way from his aunt's cottage toward the woods. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  15. His companions, however, without denying that he had good grounds for his assertion on this subject or questioning the general accuracy of his observations, content themselves with saying that the reason why they had failed to discover the wonderful city, was that Ardan's telescope was of a strange and peculiar construction. – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  16. With great difficulty his chest was moved to the inn and put in the small room which he had taken, and there he had remained ever since, paying his bill every night and spending all day at the window, watching with his telescope the ships that went by. – The Strange Story Book by Mrs. Andrew Lang
  17. For example: 'Galileo greatly improved the telescope – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. Sergeant Madden rumbled and swung the telescope below. – A Matter of Importance by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  19. Then he lowered his telescope and turned to Langdon. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  20. Then, with Goethe and Scott, came the Romantic Revival; and these men showed us the Middle Ages peopled with living creatures- beasts of prey, indeed, in very many cases, but always bright and swift and attractive, as wild beasts are in comparison with the commonplace stock of our fields and farmyards- bright in themselves, and heightened in colour by the artificial brilliancy which perspective gives to all that we see through the wrong end of a telescope – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton

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