from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To adjust or come to a focus.
  • transitive v. To bring or be brought to a focus; sharpen.
  • transitive v. To concentrate or be concentrated; localize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To focus, or to adjust a focus
  • v. To sharpen an image by focusing
  • v. To concentrate on a particular location; to localize

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To bring to a focus; to focus; to concentrate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bring to a focus; focus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put (an image) into focus
  • v. bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
  • v. become focussed or come into focus
  • v. concentrate on a particular place or spot


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