What does photograph mean?

Definitions for photograph
ˈfoʊ təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑfpho·to·graph

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word photograph.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic(verb)

    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

  2. photograph, snap, shoot(verb)

    record on photographic film

    "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"

  3. photograph(verb)

    undergo being photographed in a certain way

    "Children photograph well"

Wiktionary

  1. photograph(Noun)

    A picture created by projecting an image onto a photosensitive surface such as a chemically treated plate or film, CCD receptor, etc.

  2. photograph(Verb)

    To take a photograph of.

  3. photograph(Verb)

    To take photographs.

  4. photograph(Verb)

    To appear in a photograph.

    She photographs well. The camera loves her.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Photograph(noun)

    a picture or likeness obtained by photography

    Etymology: [Photo- + -graph.]

  2. Photograph(verb)

    to take a picture or likeness of by means of photography; as, to photograph a view; to photograph a group

    Etymology: [Photo- + -graph.]

  3. Photograph(verb)

    to practice photography; to take photographs

    Etymology: [Photo- + -graph.]

Freebase

  1. Photograph

    A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic image such as a CCD or a CMOS chip. Most photographs are created using a camera, which uses a lens to focus the scene's visible wavelengths of light into a reproduction of what the human eye would see. The process and practice of creating photographs is called photography. The word "photograph" was coined in 1839 by Sir John Herschel and is based on the Greek φῶς, meaning "light", and γραφή, meaning "drawing, writing", together meaning "drawing with light".

Etymology and Origins

  1. Photograph

    From the two Greek words photos, light, and graphein, to write. Accordingly a picture obtained by the action of light and transferred to paper chemically prepared.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'photograph' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3999

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'photograph' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2666

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'photograph' in Nouns Frequency: #810

How to pronounce photograph?

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How to say photograph in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of photograph in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of photograph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of photograph in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Tomlinson:

    She is not holding the gun in a malicious manner, she is not pointing it anywhere. It’s to me, in my opinion, a nice photograph of a young lady in the Adirondack region that enjoys hunting.

  2. Jamie Cooper in Lincolnshire:

    I managed to photograph the comet approaching on Sunday evening through a small telescope, the comet has a similar orbit to the Great Comet of 1844, leading to speculation on whether C/2019 Y4 is a fragment of the same parent body.

  3. Jackie Speier:

    It is a true story ... It's one of the stories I occasionally tell because it had some very unfortunate consequences. Afterwards my mother gave me a bowl haircut, so for the school photograph later in that week I looked like Richard the Third.

  4. Will Welch:

    On one hand we can't do traditional photo shoots or in-person reporting during social distancing and self-quarantine, on the other, there is so much powerful technology at our disposal that we get to harness in new ways. So we're doing meetings on Zoom, asking subjects to photograph themselves, going live on Instagram, asking artists and other creative people in our community to make stuff for us, and doing our reporting over the phone.

  5. Charniele Herring:

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam told me personally on Friday that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam acknowledges it was Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in the photograph.

Images & Illustrations of photograph

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Translations for photograph

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  • fotograaf, fotoAfrikaans
  • صورة, اِلْتَقَطَ صُورَة, صورة شمسيةArabic
  • зня́ти, сфатаграфава́ць, зняць, здыма́ць, фатаграфава́ць, фатагра́фія, фо́та, фо́тазды́макBelarusian
  • фотогра́фияBulgarian
  • ফটোগ্রাফ, ফটোBengali
  • fotografiar, foto, fotografiaCatalan, Valencian
  • vyfotografovat, fotografie, fotografovatCzech
  • ffotograff, llunWelsh
  • fotografi, fotografereDanish
  • Fotografie, Foto, fotografieren, Lichtbild, FotographieGerman
  • φωτογραφία, φωτογραφίζωGreek
  • foto, fotiEsperanto
  • tomar una foto, fotografía, fotografiar, fotoSpanish
  • fotoEstonian
  • argazkiBasque
  • عکس, فوتوگرافیPersian
  • valokuva, valokuvata, ottaa kuvaFinnish
  • ljósmyndFaroese
  • photographie, photographier, photoFrench
  • fótagraf, grianghrafIrish
  • dealbh, tog dealbhScottish Gaelic
  • fotografar, foto, fotografíaGalician
  • צילם, תצלום, תמונהHebrew
  • फ़ोटो, तस्वीर, फोटोHindi
  • fotó, fénykép, fotózik, fényképezHungarian
  • լուսանկարArmenian
  • fotografuro, fotografarIdo
  • ljósmyndIcelandic
  • fotografia, fotografareItalian
  • 撮る, 写真, [[写真]]を[[撮る]]Japanese
  • სურათი, ფოტოGeorgian
  • фотосуретKazakh
  • 사진, [[사진]]을 [[찍다]], 寫真, 찍다Korean
  • scanLatin
  • ກະລິດເຊ, ພາບLao
  • fotografijaLithuanian
  • fotografēt, fotogrāfijaLatvian
  • whakaahua, tango whakaahuaMāori
  • фотогра́фијаMacedonian
  • ဓာတ်ပုံBurmese
  • fotografiNorwegian
  • fotograferen, een foto nemen, fotoDutch
  • eʼelyaaígííNavajo, Navaho
  • fotografiar, fotò, fotografiaOccitan
  • fotografia, zdjęcie, fotografowaćPolish
  • fotografar, foto, retrato, fotografiaPortuguese
  • fotografie, poză, fotografiaRomanian
  • фотогра́фия, фо́то, фотока́рточка, снима́ть, фотографи́ровать, фо́тка, сни́мок, снять, сфотографи́ровать, фотосни́мокRussian
  • slȉka, сли̏ка, fotogràfija, фотогра̀фијаSerbo-Croatian
  • fotografia, fotografovať, fotka, fotiťSlovak
  • fotografija, fotografiratiSlovene
  • fotografi, fotoAlbanian
  • fotografera, foto, kort, fotografiSwedish
  • ఛాయాచిత్రంTelugu
  • รูปภาพ, ภาพถ่าย, รูปThai
  • fotoğraf, fotoğraf çekmek, resim çekmek, fotoğraflamakTurkish
  • رەسىمUyghur, Uighur
  • фотогра́фія, сфотографува́ти, зні́мок, зніма́ти, фотографува́ти, фо́то, фотозні́мокUkrainian
  • تصویر, فوٹوUrdu
  • bức ảnh, tấm hình, chụp ảnh, hình, chụp hình, chụp, ảnhVietnamese
  • fotogafot, fotografotVolapük

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