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tel·e·graph

 (tĕl′ĭ-grăf′)
n.
1. A communications system that transmits and receives simple unmodulated electric impulses, especially one in which the transmission and reception stations are directly connected by wires.
2. A message transmitted by telegraph; a telegram.
v. tel·e·graphed, tel·e·graph·ing, tel·e·graphs
v.tr.
1. To transmit (a message) by telegraph.
2. To send or convey a message to (a recipient) by telegraph.
3.
a. To make known (a feeling or an attitude, for example) by nonverbal means: telegraphed her derision with a smirk.
b. To make known (an intended action, for example) in advance or unintentionally: By massing troops on the border, the enemy telegraphed its intended invasion to the target country.
v.intr.
To send or transmit a telegram.

te·leg′ra·pher (tə-lĕg′rə-fər), te·leg′ra·phist (-fĭst) n.

telegraph

(ˈtɛlɪˌɡræf; -ˌɡrɑːf)
n
1. (Telecommunications)
a. a device, system, or process by which information can be transmitted over a distance, esp using radio signals or coded electrical signals sent along a transmission line connected to a transmitting and a receiving instrument
b. (as modifier): telegraph pole.
2. (Telecommunications) a message transmitted by such a device, system, or process; telegram
vb
3. (Telecommunications) to send a telegram to (a person or place); wire
4. (Telecommunications) (tr) to transmit or send by telegraph
5. (Boxing) (tr) boxing informal to prepare to deliver (a punch) so obviously that one's opponent has ample time to avoid it
6. (tr) to give advance notice of (anything), esp unintentionally
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) informal Canadian to cast (votes) illegally by impersonating registered voters
telegraphist, teˈlegrapher n

tel•e•graph

(ˈtɛl 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.
v.t.
2. to transmit (a message) by telegraph.
3. to send a message to (a person) by telegraph.
4. to divulge unwittingly (one's intention, next offensive move, etc.), as to an opponent or to an audience.
v.i.
5. to send a message by telegraph.
[< French télégraphe (1792) a kind of manual signaling device; see tele-1, -graph]
te•leg•ra•pher (təˈlɛg rə fər) ; esp. Brit., te•leg′ra•phist, n.

tel·e·graph

(tĕl′ĭ-grăf′)
A communications system in which a message in the form of electric impulses is sent, either by wire or radio, to a receiving station.

telegraph


Past participle: telegraphed
Gerund: telegraphing

Imperative
telegraph
telegraph
Present
I telegraph
you telegraph
he/she/it telegraphs
we telegraph
you telegraph
they telegraph
Preterite
I telegraphed
you telegraphed
he/she/it telegraphed
we telegraphed
you telegraphed
they telegraphed
Present Continuous
I am telegraphing
you are telegraphing
he/she/it is telegraphing
we are telegraphing
you are telegraphing
they are telegraphing
Present Perfect
I have telegraphed
you have telegraphed
he/she/it has telegraphed
we have telegraphed
you have telegraphed
they have telegraphed
Past Continuous
I was telegraphing
you were telegraphing
he/she/it was telegraphing
we were telegraphing
you were telegraphing
they were telegraphing
Past Perfect
I had telegraphed
you had telegraphed
he/she/it had telegraphed
we had telegraphed
you had telegraphed
they had telegraphed
Future
I will telegraph
you will telegraph
he/she/it will telegraph
we will telegraph
you will telegraph
they will telegraph
Future Perfect
I will have telegraphed
you will have telegraphed
he/she/it will have telegraphed
we will have telegraphed
you will have telegraphed
they will have telegraphed
Future Continuous
I will be telegraphing
you will be telegraphing
he/she/it will be telegraphing
we will be telegraphing
you will be telegraphing
they will be telegraphing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been telegraphing
you have been telegraphing
he/she/it has been telegraphing
we have been telegraphing
you have been telegraphing
they have been telegraphing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been telegraphing
you will have been telegraphing
he/she/it will have been telegraphing
we will have been telegraphing
you will have been telegraphing
they will have been telegraphing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been telegraphing
you had been telegraphing
he/she/it had been telegraphing
we had been telegraphing
you had been telegraphing
they had been telegraphing
Conditional
I would telegraph
you would telegraph
he/she/it would telegraph
we would telegraph
you would telegraph
they would telegraph
Past Conditional
I would have telegraphed
you would have telegraphed
he/she/it would have telegraphed
we would have telegraphed
you would have telegraphed
they would have telegraphed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telegraph - apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)telegraph - apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
Verb1.telegraph - send cables, wires, or telegrams
telegraphy - communicating at a distance by electric transmission over wire
telecommunicate - communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail

telegraph

verb cable, wire (informal), transmit, telex, send He telegraphed me an urgent message.
Translations
تِلغراف: نِظام إرْسال البَرقِيّاتمِبْرَقَه، جِهاز إرْسال البَرْقِيّاتيُبْرِق، يُرْسِلُ بَرْقِيَّةًيُرْسِلُ بَرْقِيَّةً
telegraftelegrafovat
telegraftelegrafere
távírótávírókészülék
ritsímisenda símskeytisenda um ritsíma
nusiųsti telegrafupranešti telegrafutelegrafastelegrafavimastelegrafija
telegrafēttelegrafēt, sūtīt pa telegrāfutelegrāfs
telgraftelgraf çekmektelgrafla bildirmek

telegraph

[ˈtelɪgrɑːf]
A. N (= message) → telegrama m; (= apparatus) → aparato m telegráfico
B. VT, VItelegrafiar
C. CPD telegraph pole, telegraph post Nposte m telegráfico
telegraph wire Nhilo m telegráfico

telegraph

[ˈtɛligrɑːf]
ntélégraphe m
vttélégraphier
to telegraph sth to sb → télégraphier qch à qn

telegraph

n
(= apparatus)Telegraf m
(= message)Telegramm nt
vttelegrafisch übermitteln; message alsotelegrafieren; persontelegrafieren (+dat); (fig) one’s intentions, plans etcoffenlegen

telegraph

:
telegraph pole
n (Brit) → Telegrafenmast mor -stange f
telegraph wire
nTelegrafendraht mor -leitung f; (under ground) → Telegrafenkabel nt

telegraph

[ˈtɛlɪˌgrɑːf]
1. n (apparatus) → telegrafo; (message) → telegramma m
by telegraph → via telegrafo

telegraph

(ˈteligraːf) noun
1. a system of sending messages using either wires and electricity or radio. Send it by telegraph.
2. an instrument for this. Send the message on the telegraph.
verb
1. to send by telegraph. He telegraphed the time of his arrival.
2. to inform by telegraph. He telegraphed us to say when he would arrive.
teˈlegrapher (-ˈle-) , teˈlegraphist (-ˈle-) nouns
a person who operates a telegraph.
teˈlegraphy (-ˈle-) noun
the process, science or skill of sending messages by telegraph.
ˌteleˈgraphic (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective
telegraph pole
a high, wooden pole which supports telegraph wires.
References in classic literature ?
In that somewhat distant year 1875, when the telegraph and the Atlantic cable were the most wonderful things in the world, a tall young professor of elocution was desperately busy in a noisy machine-shop that stood in one of the narrow streets of Boston, not far from Scollay Square.
Wash Williams, the telegraph operator of Wines- burg, was the ugliest thing in town.
It took but a moment to loosen this and raise the cover, when, to my utter astonishment, I discovered an ordinary telegraph instrument clicking away within.
Finally one of the children inquired why we couldn't hear from Princess Dorothy by wireless telegraph, which would enable her to communicate to the Historian whatever happened in the far-off Land of Oz without his seeing her, or even knowing just where Oz is.
Lovell Mingott: "But why on earth she should make you telegraph for Ellen Olenska--" and May's clear voice rejoin: "Perhaps it's to urge on her again that after all her duty is with her husband.
On the next day, in its number of January 15th, the Daily Telegraph published an article couched in the following terms:
Barbicane descended; and heading the immense assemblage, led the way to the telegraph office.
So saying he visibly smugged and went off to telegraph for a brigade of cutthroats to protect Christian interests.
There were real grounds for supposing, as the Daily Telegraph said, that the thief did not belong to a professional band.
The officer of the port conducted them to the telegraph office through a concourse of spectators.
I have only to say the word by telegraph, and we shall catch the ship at Plymouth.
Well, then, see, here is a gentleman who had none of these resources at his disposal -- a gentleman, only a simple magistrate, who learned more than you with all your police, and who would have saved my crown, if, like you, he had the power of directing a telegraph.