photograph

noun
pho·​to·​graph | \ˈfō-tə-ˌgraf \

Definition of photograph 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a picture or likeness obtained by photography

photograph

verb
photographed; photographing; photographs

Definition of photograph (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to take a photograph of

intransitive verb

1 : to take a photograph

2 : to appear as an image in a photograph an actress who photographs well

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Synonyms for photograph

Synonyms: Noun

photo, pic, print, shot, snap, snapshot

Synonyms: Verb

mug, photo, shoot, snap

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Examples of photograph in a Sentence

Noun

I always take a lot of photographs when I travel. the old photograph was faded but still clear enough to make out

Verb

He photographed the women sitting on the bench. She was photographed in the studio.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Among the images of the Prince of Wales holding his grandchildren and tending to his gardens, there is a poignant photograph of the septuagenarian royal walking with his mother. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Shares a Moment with Prince Charles in Newly Released Photograph," 19 Nov. 2018 In 2028, however, what's left of all this dynamism are yellowing photographs on the wall and old protest banners dangling from the ceiling. Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Ten Years Taiwan': Film Review," 13 July 2018 Adrian Peterson is employed because there were no photographs of him in the act of beating children with switches. Bob Ford, Philly.com, "What will the NFL do about Shady McCoy? | Bob Ford," 12 July 2018 These are the photographs of the events, emotion, and reactions surrounding the rescue of Elian Gonzalez in 1999, the stand to keep him here in the United States, and his return to Cuba with his father in 2000. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has worked on high-profile South Florida cases," 10 July 2018 In its two-story atrium, below the permanent collection’s European classical paintings, are L. Kasimu Harris’s photographs of young black students. New York Times, "A Fire Killed 32 at a New Orleans Gay Bar. This Artist Didn’t Forget.," 9 July 2018 The final work in the show is Yoav Horesh’s photograph of a Rosh Hashana dinner. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "Making art of root and branch, trunk and leaf in “Trees II”," 21 June 2018 There is also a photograph of a smiling teddy bear on a bed. Diana Budds, Curbed, "This is the Texas tent camp meant as shelter for migrant children," 20 June 2018 Your friends, Danah and Evelyn Enclosed, along with drawings of cats, flowers, rainbows and ballerinas, was a photograph of the grinning correspondents: Raven-haired Danah Andrade and strawberry blonde Evelyn Brinkmann. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How do you reach across generations? With a pen. Some paper. And an open heart.," 28 May 2018

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One of these reasons is simply jealousy, a desire to be like the other musical celebrities photographed around town with their significant others, like Justin Bieber his new wife (and Shawn's ex), Hailey Baldwin. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Shawn Mendes Addresses Gay Rumors," 26 Nov. 2018 The Queen has long been a fan of horseback riding, and has often been photographed with horses throughout her long reign. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Elizabeth, 92, Went Horseback Riding This Weekend—What Did You Do?," 19 Nov. 2018 When Prince George— then just nine months old—was photographed with a cute bilby, a native marsupial, at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during the Cambridges’ 2014 tour, he was dubbed the republican slayer. Juliet Rieden, Town & Country, "Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Tour of Australia Is Crucial to the Future of the Monarchy," 1 Nov. 2018 The despot is often photographed with a massive grin and interacting with factory workers. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Kim Jong Un's bizarre North Korea propaganda photos," 13 Aug. 2018 He and Oxman attended a party at L’Arc after and were photographed with other titans of industry. Kenzie Bryant, Vanities, "Brad Pitt’s “Professional Friendship” Partner Neri Oxman Spotted in Paris with Her Rumored Billionaire Boyfriend," 14 June 2018 So the City Council last month gave the green light for $343,849 in repairs for the fountain — perhaps Orlando’s most photographed landmark, which is lit up to honor dozens of organizations and causes throughout the year. Ryan Gillespie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Brighter lights coming to Lake Eola fountain in time for Fourth of July," 17 May 2018 Technically, the 17th hole on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, one of the most photographed and cursed short holes in all of golf, is a peninsula. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Make or break 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass brings fear, adrenaline for players, caddies," 9 May 2018 Behind him were robes, essential oils, and bowties that other sellers had sent in to be photographed. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Bad product photos can hinder a small business. This company is trying to help.," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of photograph

Noun

1839, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1839, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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photograph

noun

English Language Learners Definition of photograph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a picture made by a camera

photograph

verb

English Language Learners Definition of photograph (Entry 2 of 2)

: to take a photograph of (someone or something)

: to appear in photographs

photograph

noun
pho·​to·​graph | \ˈfō-tə-ˌgraf \

Kids Definition of photograph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a picture taken by a camera

photograph

verb
photographed; photographing

Kids Definition of photograph (Entry 2 of 2)

: to take a picture of with a camera

Other Words from photograph

photographer \fə-​ˈtä-​grə-​fər \ noun

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