What does Microscope mean?

Definitions for Microscopeˈmaɪ krəˌskoʊp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Microscope.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. microscope(noun)

    magnifier of the image of small objects

    "the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"


  1. microscope(Noun)

    An optical instrument used for observing small objects.

  2. microscope(Noun)

    Any instrument for imaging very small objects (such as an electron microscope).

  3. Origin: From microscopium, from μικρός + σκοπέω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Microscope(noun)

    an optical instrument, consisting of a lens, or combination of lenses, for making an enlarged image of an object which is too minute to be viewed by the naked eye

  2. Origin: [Micro- + -scope.]


  1. Microscope

    A microscope is an instrument used to see objects that are too small for the naked eye. The science of investigating small objects using such an instrument is called microscopy. Microscopic means invisible to the eye unless aided by a microscope. There are many types of microscopes, the most common and first to be invented is the optical microscope which uses light to image the sample. Other major types of microscopes are the electron microscope and the various types of scanning probe microscope.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Microscope

    mī′krō-skōp, n. an instrument which magnifies to the eye objects so minute as to be almost or quite undiscernible without its aid.—adjs. Microscop′ic, -al, pertaining to a microscope: made by, or as if by, a microscope: visible only by the aid of a microscope: working with, or as if with, a microscope.—adv. Microscop′ically.—ns. Mī′croscopist, one skilled in the use of the microscope; Mī′croscopy.—Binocular microscope, a microscope with two eye-pieces, for viewing an object with both eyes at once; Compound microscope, a microscope with two sets of lenses so arranged that the image formed by the lower or object glass is again magnified by the upper or eye-piece. [Gr. mikros, little, skopein, to look at.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Microscope in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Microscope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Literature is a microscope; it shows us the unseen!

  2. Josh Billings:

    Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.

  3. Josh Billings:

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

  4. Erich Fromm:

    Dreams - A microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul.

  5. Chris Stewart:

    Being a majority leader is different than being the speaker, there is a bigger microscope.

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