Definition of photograph in English:

photograph

Pronunciation /ˈfōdəˌɡraf/ /ˈfoʊdəˌɡræf/

noun

  • A picture made using a camera, in which an image is focused onto film or other light-sensitive material and then made visible and permanent by chemical treatment, or stored digitally.

    ‘a photograph of her father’
    • ‘Mo came round today with her digital camera and took a photograph of what will probably be my image on the publicity.’
    • ‘In police custody, his solicitors came with a digital camera and took nineteen photographs of his injuries.’
    • ‘The wide space provided as border for each picture puts the focus on the photograph.’
    • ‘These cameras take two photographs to cover just this sort of well known and understood radar anomaly.’
    • ‘It did not prove possible to make photographs using the antique camera itself.’
    • ‘He took photographs using a telephoto lens and used binoculars to inspect the general state of the roofing and tiling.’
    • ‘This short film trilogy brings together my thoughts on photography and photographs.’
    • ‘When the first photographs from his Brownie camera had come back all those years ago, he had been thrilled.’
    • ‘To take the photographs, the camera had to be set on a long exposure, which reduced any movement to a blur.’
    • ‘From time to time I get a few queries about my photographs, my camera and techniques.’
    • ‘Imagine you've never seen a photograph before; imagine cameras haven't been invented.’
    • ‘A beaming Sam was caught on camera in the photograph published in last Saturday's Observer.’
    • ‘I raised my camera to take a photograph of this to send to Midland Mainline.’
    • ‘Away from the film and photographs, the music conjures up images of its own.’
    • ‘I took lots of photographs, mostly on film but a handful on the digital camera to provide an immediate record.’
    • ‘Her recollections are intercut with her own evocative photographs and films.’
    • ‘At the top of the page, slightly cut off, one can see two or three other photographs which are not material.’
    • ‘His manipulation of press photographs and focus on celebrity anticipated Pop Art.’
    • ‘Thus, the protest against the Vietnam War was mobilized by images such as the photograph by Huynh Cong Ut.’
    • ‘The first photograph was a picture of two boys, both looking around six years old.’
    picture, photo, shot, snap, snapshot, likeness, image, portrait, study, print, slide, transparency, negative, positive, plate, film, bromide, frame, exposure, still, proof, enlargement
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transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Take a photograph of.

    ‘she has photographed all of the major ballet companies worldwide’
    no object ‘he was commissioned to photograph in the Crimea during the war’
    take someone's photo, take someone's picture, get a picture of, take a picture of, get a snap of, get a snapshot of, take a snap of, take a snapshot of, take, snap, shoot, get a shot of, take a shot of, take a likeness of, record, film, capture on celluloid, capture on film, record on celluloid, record on film
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    1. 1.1no object, with adverbial Appear in a particular way when in a photograph.
      ‘that cityscape photographs well’
      • ‘She had an ear-to-ear gamine grin and a good figure, and photographed well.’
      • ‘"You’ll see that I photograph poorly," she says.’

Pronunciation

photograph

/ˈfōdəˌɡraf/ /ˈfoʊdəˌɡræf/