Definitions For Focus


  • Maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
  • Maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea
  • The concentration of attention or energy on something
  • A fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
  • A point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
  • A central point or locus of an infection in an organism
  • Special emphasis attached to something
  • A subject that is being discussed or studied : the subject on which people's attention is focused
  • A main purpose or interest
  • A point at which rays of light, heat, or sound meet or from which they move apart or appear to move apart ; especially : the point at which an image is formed by a mirror, a lens, etc.


  • Put (an image) into focus
  • Become focussed or come into focus
  • Direct one's attention on something
  • Bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
  • Cause to converge on or toward a central point
  • To cause (something, such as attention) to be directed at something specific
  • To direct your attention or effort at something specific
  • To adjust (something, such as a lens or a camera) to make an image clear

Is Focus a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Focus is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Focus in a Sentence

  • He's successful, but he feels that his life lacks focus.
  • His life lacks a focus.
  • She has an amazing ability to focus for hours at a time.
  • I wasn't able to focus the camera.
  • I wasn't able to get the camera to focus.

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