Definition of telescope:
- An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies.
- 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.
- To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope.
- 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.
binoculars, prism telescope, Gregorian telescope, ambit, reach, mercurial telescope, orbit, glass, setting, helioscope, refracting telescope, Galilean telescope, telelectroscope, reflecting telescope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, opera glass, equatorial telescope, polemoscope, background, telestereoscope, telespectroscope, teinoscope, scope, glasses, oscilloscope, compass, range, telengiscope.
- optical instrument (part of speech: noun)
- optical instruments (part of speech: noun)
It was too small for a window, Desmond decided, and then, turning the matter over in his mind, as observant people are accustomed to do even with trifles, he suddenly realized that the light he had seen was the reflection of the sun on a telescope or glasses.- "Okewood of the Secret Service", Valentine Williams.
- "The Lost Art of Reading", Gerald Stanley Lee.
- "The Flying Stingaree", Harold Leland Goodwin.