Meaning of “magnifying glass” in the English Dictionary

american-english dictionary

"magnifying glass" in British English

See all translations

magnifying glassnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmæɡ.nɪ.faɪ.ɪŋ ˌɡlɑːs/ us /ˈmæɡ.nə.faɪ.ɪŋ ˌɡlæs/

a piece of curved glass that makes objects look larger than they are:

(Definition of “magnifying glass” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"magnifying glass" in American English

See all translations

magnifying glassnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmæɡ·nəˌfɑɪ·ɪŋ ˌɡlæs/

a special piece of glass, usually with a handle, that you hold over an object in order to make it appear larger

(Definition of “magnifying glass” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)