photograph

noun
pho·​to·​graph | \ ˈfō-tə-ˌgraf How to pronounce photograph (audio) \

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

The glamorous photographs showed Khloé in a metallic gold, long-sleeve maxi dress with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Khloé Kardashian Had a Major Photoshop Fail That Gave Her 14 Fingers," 9 Apr. 2019 Corrections & Amplifications An earlier caption with the photograph showing a technician monitoring cryptocurrency mining rigs at a Bitfarms facility in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, incorrectly labeled it as Eric Larchevêque, the CEO of Ledger. Paul Vigna, WSJ, "Bitcoin Is in the Dumps, Spreading Gloom Over Crypto World," 19 Mar. 2019 Police photographs obtained by the AP showed the officers in hard hats and light green raincoats talking with the villagers outside of what appears to be the concrete chapel and nearby bunkhouse, with piles of sandbags nearby. Aaron Favila And Joeal Calupitan, Fox News, "Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm," 18 Sep. 2018 So while the above photographs show the Playhouse as the family kept and benefitted from it for decades, the current plan is to adapt it for meetings and conferences. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "See Inside the Rockefeller Family's Historic Playhouse," 27 July 2018 Eighteen photographs from the mid-19th century show Pompeii as destination. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "At Yale: on the threshold and under the volcano," 6 July 2018 The photograph showed four young Eritrean men in the departure terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport. Brian Goldstone, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 26 June 2018 Potential plans to drop forward Raheem Sterling for Marcus Rashford were revealed after a photograph showing a possible line-up for Sunday was published after being photographed in the hand of assistant coach Steve Holland. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Panama to use unchanged lineup against England," 23 June 2018 The capsule features four slip dresses printed with original photographs of butterflies, the jungle, the ocean, and an erupting volcano by National Geographic photographers Stephen Alvarez, Frans Lanting, Bruce Omori, and Andy Mann. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This New Sustainable Fashion Line Features Prints Made From National Geographic Photographs," 22 Apr. 2019

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Wheeler was photographed in a meeting with Murray’s owner, along with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, in the last few days of March 2017. Maya Miller, Scientific American, "Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns--What's Next?," 5 July 2018 Mail-order drug company PillPack prepackages consumers' pills for daily or hourly use, photographed on June 2, 2015.Pat Greenhouse / Boston Globe via Getty Images Amazon has officially entered the pharmacy business. NBC News, "Pharmacy shares tank on news Amazon is buying online prescription company PillPack," 28 June 2018 Ahead of the intellectual currents of his day, Heath photographed a wide variety of subjects including African-Americans, homosexuals, and mixed-race couples. Jeremy Hallock, star-telegram, "Black and white photography master Dave Heath brings 'Solitude' to the Amon Carter," 20 June 2018 On July 5, 1932, before an exhibition with the New York Yankees at Oriole Park, Ruth was photographed giving pointers to Arlett, who loomed over the Sultan of Swat. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, "Slugger Arlett was 'The Buzzer' who rang the Orioles' bell in the early 1930s," 18 June 2018 On Mother's Day, Royal Oak resident Aaron Pfeil photographed a coyote roaming near Cummingston Park off Crooks Road, north of 14 Mile. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Small dogs no match for coyotes in metro Detroit, attacks on the rise," 4 June 2018 Days after tea at her home, Shultz was photographed for this article at the City Hall staircase named in her honor, where the conversation about the protocol office continued. Carolyne Zinko, SFChronicle.com, "SF protocol queen Charlotte Shultz undaunted by elections, cancer after 55 years serving city," 24 May 2018 This baby loggerhead was photographed on a South Carolina beach. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Florida sea turtles face a new threat from microplastics: hotter sand | Miami Herald," 2 May 2018 The coronet was photographed at various events and did go on display internationally. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How Queen Victoria’s Favorite Tiara Almost Caused a National Scandal," 31 Mar. 2019

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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 How to pronounce photograph (audio) \

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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