verb (telescop, ing)
- An optical instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects.
- Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).
- to extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.
- of, relating to, obtained with, or observable using a telescope
- capable of seeing distant objects
- capable of being extended or compressed by the use of parts that slide over one another
- the manufacture and use of telescopes
- a binocular telescope used for producing a stereoscopic image of a distant object
- The flight of a thrown object; as, a fast throw.
- A distance travelled; displacement; as, the throw of the piston.
- A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.
- A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.
verb (throws, throwing, threw, thrown)
- Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a .
- (transitive) To cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
- (transitive) To eject or cause to fall off.
- a shoe
- a rod
- the horse threw its rider
- (transitive) To move to another position; to displace.
- the switch
- (context, ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
- (context, transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
- (context, transitive, computing) To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
- If the file is readonly, the method throws an invalid operation exception.
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- (sports) to intentionally lose a game
- ''The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to the match.
- A group of three or one of a group of three.
- One of a group of three siblings born at the same time to the same mother.
- (music) A group of three notes played or written where two notes would ordinarily be; a form of tuplet