Meaning of PHOTOGRAPH in English

PHOTOGRAPH

I. pho ‧ to ‧ graph 1 S2 W2 /ˈfəʊtəɡrɑːf $ ˈfoʊtəɡræf/ BrE AmE ( also photo informal ) noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ photo , ↑ photograph , ↑ photographer , ↑ photography ; adjective : ↑ photogenic , ↑ photographic ; verb : ↑ photograph ]

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Origin: photo- + -graph 'something written or drawn' (from Greek graphein 'to write' ) ]

a picture obtained by using a camera and film that is sensitive to light:

a colour photograph

a black and white photograph

photograph of

I wish I had a photograph of Thomas.

He took a photograph of the hotel.

Tim was looking through an old photograph album (=book in which you put photographs) .

Did you see Leo’s photograph (=a photograph of Leo) in the newspaper?

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THESAURUS

▪ photograph a picture taken using a camera:

Visitors are not allowed to take photographs inside the museum.

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our wedding photographs

▪ photo informal a photograph:

a way of displaying your digital photos

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Do you want me to take your photo?

▪ picture a photograph of someone or something:

I saw her picture in the paper the other day.

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This is a really good picture of Sarah.

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Can I take your picture?

▪ snap British English informal , snapshot especially American English a photograph that you take quickly and without thinking carefully about how it will look, for example when you are on holiday:

Patrick showed me his holiday snaps.

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She showed me a snapshot of her three children.

▪ shot informal a photograph – used especially by people who often take photographs:

I got some great shots of Mount Fuji.

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It's a lovely shot.

▪ print a photograph that has been printed on photographic paper:

a set of 4 by 6 inch prints

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REGISTER

In everyday English, people usually say photo or picture rather than photograph :

This is my dad in this photo.

Who took the picture?

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COLLOCATIONS

■ verbs

▪ take a photograph

He wanted to take a photograph of me.

▪ get a photograph (=take one successfully)

I got some brilliant photographs of the desert.

■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + photograph

▪ a colour photograph

The book is fully illustrated with colour photographs.

▪ a black-and-white photograph

▪ a digital photograph

▪ a framed photograph

On the desk was a framed photograph of a woman.

▪ a signed photograph

He keeps a signed photograph of Bill Clinton in his office.

▪ a wedding photograph

Your wedding photographs will keep the memories of the big day alive for you.

▪ an aerial photograph (=one taken from a plane)

Aerial photographs can be used to locate archaeological sites.

▪ faded

All her life she kept a faded photograph of him in his army uniform.

▪ blurred

He was shown a blurred photograph, taken from a moving car.

▪ grainy (=with a rough, not sharp, appearance)

I stared at the grainy newspaper photograph, searching for my mother.

▪ sepia (=used about a black and white photograph that has shades of brown, in a way that is typical of old photographs)

an 1854 sepia photograph of Jonathan Pickering, the company founder

■ photograph + NOUN

▪ a photograph album (=a book in which you put photographs)

Mama kept a photograph album full of pictures of her family.

II. photograph 2 BrE AmE verb

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ photo , ↑ photograph , ↑ photographer , ↑ photography ; adjective : ↑ photogenic , ↑ photographic ; verb : ↑ photograph ]

1 . [transitive] to take a photograph of someone or something:

Kate agreed to let me photograph her.

He stood by the tree to be photographed.

REGISTER

In everyday English, people usually say take a photo or take a picture of someone or something rather than photograph someone or something :

She agreed to let me take her photo.

He stood there waiting to have his picture taken.

2 . photograph well to look attractive in photographs:

Celia does not photograph well.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.