Definitions for Telegraphˈtɛl ɪˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tel•e•graphˈtɛl ɪˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf(n.)

  1. a system or apparatus for transmitting messages or signals to a distant place, esp. between two electric devices connected by a conducting wire or other communications channel.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  2. (v.t.)to transmit (a message) by telegraph.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  3. to send a message to (a person) by telegraph.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  4. to divulge unwittingly (one's intention, next offensive move, etc.), as to an opponent or to an audience.

    Category: Informal

  5. (v.i.)to send a message by telegraph.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

Origin of telegraph:

< F télégraphe (1792) a kind of manual signaling device; see tele -1, -graph

te•leg•ra•phertəˈlɛg rə fər(n.)te•leg′ra•phist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. telegraph, telegraphy(verb)

    apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)

  2. cable, telegraph, wire(verb)

    send cables, wires, or telegrams

Wiktionary

  1. telegraph(Noun)

    An apparatus, or a process, for communicating rapidly between distant points, especially by means of established visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical means.

  2. telegraph(Verb)

    To send a message by telegraph

  3. telegraph(Verb)

    To give nonverbal signals to another, as with gestures or a change in attitude.

    Her frown telegraphed her displeasure.

  4. telegraph(Verb)

    To show one's intended action unintentionally.

  5. Origin: From télégraphe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Telegraph(noun)

    an apparatus, or a process, for communicating intelligence rapidly between distant points, especially by means of preconcerted visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical action

  2. Telegraph(verb)

    to convey or announce by telegraph

Freebase

  1. Telegraph

    Telegraph is the debut album by actor, singer, and songwriter Drake Bell. The entire album was recorded by Drake and producer, Michael Corcoran as well as a few friends. The entire album was recorded in a simple home studio using a Digidesign Digi 002. The following record, It's Only Time was recorded at the time in a newly built studio named, The Backhouse. The album was released on September 27, 2005 and was issued by Backhouse Mike's label Backhouse Records and the now defunct label Nine Yards Records. Being an independently released production, it ran out of print, and was subsequently re-released on August 7, 2007. Still, it can be found in stores like F.y.e., Barnes & Noble and eBay.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Telegraph' in Nouns Frequency: #2713


Translations for Telegraph

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

telegraph(noun)

a system of sending messages using either wires and electricity or radio

Send it by telegraph.

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