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

Over time, numerous photographs and other Wayne mementos had been donated to the museum. J. Harry Jones, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Small Valley Center history museum draws big crowds," 13 July 2018 The exhibit, which opened on May 4, features photographs and artifacts from a dozen ethnic communities which built the city from its founding in 1834. Staff Report, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora Historical Society to hold party to highlight exhibit on ethnic diversity," 13 July 2018 Again, is the first Warhol retrospective organized by a United States museum since 1989 and will feature more than 350 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, films, videos and photographs. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Thousands of Unseen Photos Featuring Andy Warhol and Celebrity Pals to Be Digitized," 11 July 2018 After announcing the sentence Thursday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, Judge William Hooks Hooks directed Hill, 20, to look at paintings and photographs of civil rights leaders hanging on the walls of his courtroom. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Man sentenced for hate crime in live-streamed beating of mentally disabled teen," 6 July 2018 The details and photographs are provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and are accurate as of press time. Judith Zizzo, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Child pornography, illegal firearms among recent Boynton arrests," 3 July 2018 Both will be released simultaneously and feature 376 pages, 300 photographs and a forward by Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Grammy Museum Spotlights Photographer Bruce Talamon in New Soul, R&B and Funk Exhibit," 29 June 2018 The exhibit includes videos, old photographs and other artifacts to show how various animals served in the Navy. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Sailor museum exhibit reveals stories of life-saving pigeons, morale-boosting dogs, mascots," 26 June 2018 In conjunction with fundraising, historians are asking for school items, especially photographs and memorabilia from Canterbury Elementary School, be brought to them for scanning into the Greendale Schools Digital Archive. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hidden away for nearly a half century, historic Hauser statue in Greendale might be revealed once more," 25 June 2018

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The characters are computer renderings of the bodies of actual migrants; the landscapes are photographed by Mr. Iñárritu’s brilliant longtime cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 With Walter Huston, Joan Leslie, Rosemary DeCamp, and Frances Langford; photographed by James Wong Howe. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Crime / Dance / Film / On Video / Small Screen James Cagney is more than just a tough-guy as FilmStruck's Star of the Week," 3 July 2018 See the couple's cover shot (photographed by Ruven Afanador) below. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Cardi B & Offset Cover 'Rolling Stone' Ahead of Baby's Birth," 18 June 2018 It was written and photographed by Piet Oudolf, the Dutch landscape designer who did the park’s plant design, and Rick Darke, a landscape designer, photographer, and former curator of plants at Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, "Manhattan’s High Line park offers lessons for SF greenbelts," 15 June 2018 Grant and Eberstein were spotted with friends and family outside their wedding venue, as photographed by Backgrid. Nick Maslow, PEOPLE.com, "Newlywed Bliss! Hugh Grant Beams in First Appearance with Wife After Intimate Wedding," 27 May 2018 As photographed by Danish cinematographer Magnus Nordenhof Jonck, Haigh’s film allows strategic glimmers of sunshine to warm up the bleakly beautiful landscapes. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Lean on Pete' review: A horse story of a different, darker color," 12 Apr. 2018 The magazine’s April cover story is a profile of writer and actor Lena Waithe, written by author Jacqueline Woodson and photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "Lena Waithe, Vanity Fair, Trump Biden Fight: Broadsheet March 23," 23 Mar. 2018 As Elle points out, at that Wimbledon match, she was photographed chatting with Ralph Lauren PR rep Violet von Westenholz, who was the person to eventually set her up with her future husband. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Just Made Their First Solo Appearance Together at Wimbledon," 14 July 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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More Definitions for photograph

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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