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

These black and white photographs from Beyonce.com and Instagram show the mother, wife, singer, actress, entrepreneur, influencer, mogul, and all-around inspiration in such real and raw beauty. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "12 Visually Stunning Black And White Photos To Remember From Beyoncé's "Lemonade"," 29 Aug. 2019 Featuring visual documents made during Poor’s collaboration with the inmate population, presented alongside rare photographs from the prison’s own archives. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "S.F. Bay Area calendar: Greek festival, comedy and more," 25 Aug. 2019 Surveillance photographs from both robberies show the man holding a cellphone to his ear during the heists. San Diego Union-Tribune, "FBI: La Mesa bank tellers robbed by suspect from College Area bank heist," 23 Aug. 2019 An aerial photograph from the home’s early years unearthed from a closet speaks to the before and current improvements to the home. Mary Wakeford, azcentral, "Couple finds the perfect Victorian home in Peoria. Take a look," 22 Aug. 2019 One day Carper hopes to show the photographs from this project in a gallery setting. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Camilla Carper Is the Designer Letting People Dress Them, All in the Name of Art," 22 Aug. 2019 For Grant, learning how to become the master of your own mind is vital, while the book features stories and photographs from all over the world on the coach's journey to master his craft. SI.com, "Avram Grant on Why Frank Lampard Will Be Successful & New Motivational Book 'Win Your Mind'," 9 Aug. 2019 Nature information is interlaced with images from the International Space Station and photographs and documents from a Turkish historical archive. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: Artechouse’s ‘Infinite Space’ has waves of natural influences," 9 Aug. 2019 Its music video features photographs and videos from the start of Aldean's almost 15-year career, along with footage of his hometown of Macon, Georgia. Ellise Shafer, Billboard, "Here Are the Lyrics to Jason Aldean's 'Rearview Town'," 5 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Ishikawa is often seen photographed wearing fancy dresses and flowing skirts paired with sneakers—a way to rebel against society’s rules. Vivian Rachelle, Quartz, "Japan’s #KuToo movement is fighting back against regressive dress codes for women," 29 Aug. 2019 His rescue efforts were photographed by bystanders and posted on Facebook. The Christian Science Monitor, "Sunshine on a shakedown culture," 20 Aug. 2019 The auction house says details on the shirt match the one Obama, who mostly sat on the bench during his Punahou basketball days, is photographed wearing. Los Angeles Times, "Barack Obama’s high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000," 19 Aug. 2019 The auction house said every detail on the shirt matches the one Obama is photographed wearing. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, chicagotribune.com, "Want Barack Obama’s high school basketball jersey? It’ll cost you more than $43,000.," 16 Aug. 2019 Hemsworth was photographed with a surfboard in hand and wearing a wetsuit during his outing Down Under. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Liam Hemsworth Spotted Out Surfing in Australia for the First Time After Miley Cyrus Split," 13 Aug. 2019 Emily Ratajkowski was photographed wearing a white shirtdress with a belt in NYC yesterday. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Channeled One of Carrie Bradshaw's Iconic Looks in NYC," 31 July 2019 Unlike the adventure cats, Ollie is photographed with few props, somehow being very expressive with either his tongue hanging out or his head tilted to one side. Mindy Sink, The Know, "5 Colorado Instagram pets that are more adventurous (and cuter) than you," 27 June 2019 In early May, Leonard was photographed wearing a T-shirt with the same words. New York Times, "The Raptors’ Journey to the Top of the N.B.A.," 14 June 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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The first known use of photograph was in 1839

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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 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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