photograph Definition

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.

Using photograph: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "photograph" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I took a photograph of the sunset.

  • Example

    She has a collection of old family photographs.

  • Example

    He is a professional photographer who specializes in wildlife photography.

photograph Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for photograph

Phrases with photograph

  • black-and-white photograph

    a photograph consisting of shades of gray tones, rather than color


    The black-and-white photograph of the city skyline was taken in the 1950s.

  • a small photograph of a person's face and shoulders, used on a passport or other official document


    Make sure your passport photograph meets the size and quality requirements.

  • a photograph of a person or people that are unaware of being photographed, often resulting in a more natural and relaxed image


    The candid photograph of the bride and groom laughing together is one of my favorites.

Origins of photograph

from Greek 'phōs' (light) and 'graphē' (drawing, writing)


Summary: photograph in Brief

A 'photograph' [ˈfəʊtəɡrɑːf] is a picture taken with a camera, either on film or digitally. It can be chemically treated to make it visible and permanent, or stored digitally. Examples include 'I took a photograph of the sunset,' and 'She has a collection of old family photographs.' Phrases like 'black-and-white photograph' and 'passport photograph' describe specific types of photographs.

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