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ˈtɛl ɪˌgræf, -ˌgrɑfTele·graph

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. telegraph, telegraphyverb

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

  2. cable, telegraph, wireverb

    send cables, wires, or telegrams


  1. telegraphnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From télégraphe.

  2. telegraphverb

    To send a message by telegraph

    Etymology: From télégraphe.

  3. telegraphverb

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

    Her frown telegraphed her displeasure.

    Etymology: From télégraphe.

  4. telegraphverb

    To show one's intended action unintentionally.

    Etymology: From télégraphe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Telegraphnoun

    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. Telegraphverb

    to convey or announce by telegraph


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Telegraph

    tel′e-graf, n. an apparatus for transmitting intelligible messages to a distance, esp. by means of electricity.—v.t. to convey or announce by telegraph.—ns. Tel′egraph-cā′ble, a cable containing wires for transmitting telegraphic messages; Tel′egrapher (or tē-leg′-), Tel′egraphist (or tē-leg′-), one who works a telegraph.—adjs. Telegraph′ic, -al, pertaining to, or communicated by, a telegraph.—adv. Telegraph′ically, in a telegraphic manner: by means of the telegraph.—ns. Tel′egraph-plant, an Indian leguminous plant, the small lateral leaflets of whose trifoliate leaves have a strange, spontaneous motion, jerking up and down (sometimes 180 times in a minute), as if signalling, and also rotate on their axes; Tel′egraphy (or tē-leg′-), the science or art of constructing or using telegraphs. [Gr. tēle at a distance, graphein to write.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Telegraph in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Telegraph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Telegraph in a Sentence

  1. White House spokesman Earnest:

    If there is a response, it's probably not one we are likely to telegraph in advance.

  2. David Sandberg:

    Being different in some way doesn't necessarily hurt you, but it is not an advantage, and so one has to know something about the factors that make a child more vulnerable for being rejected or neglected by peers. And those would be things that in a gradual, developmentally appropriate way that I would tell some families. But I would sort of telegraph that early on. If I have any value at all to the family, it's engaging them in a discussion that continues over time, as the child gets older. And then, over time, engaging the child in these conversations.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    The wirless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.

  4. Daily Telegraph:

    A part of our website run by a third-party was compromised earlier today, we've removed the component. No Telegraph user data was affected.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    When democrats complain about not taking stands you go back to Ruth Bader Ginsberg who made it a principle of her nominating process that she would not in any way telegraph where she would stand on anything, ever since the Bork nomination and the fiasco of the attacks on him it’s understood your job up there is to dance, to express a fealty to the constitution. You will say you will be independent and that's it and he did that beautifully.

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    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    • A. demolish
    • B. depend
    • C. fudge
    • D. moan

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