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Definition of Telescope

Telescope

  1. 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. An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies.
  3. 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.
  4. To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope.

Telescope Quotations

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

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher

If I had a time machine, I'd visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens.
Stephen Hawking
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Telescope Translations

telescope in Dutch is sterrenkijker, telescoop, verrekijker
telescope in German is Fernrohr, Fernrohr, Fernrohrs
telescope in Italian is telescopio
telescope in Swedish is teleskop, kikare