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tel·e·gram

 (tĕl′ĭ-grăm′)
n.
A message transmitted by telegraph.
tr. & intr.v. tel·e·grammed, tel·e·gram·ming, tel·e·grams
To telegraph (something) or be telegraphed.
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telegram

(ˈtɛlɪˌɡræm)
n
(Telecommunications) a communication transmitted by telegraph. See also cable5, Telemessage
telegrammatic, ˌteleˈgrammic adj
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tel•e•gram

(ˈtɛl ɪˌgræm)

n.
a message or communication sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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wire

telegram
1. 'wire'

A wire is a long, thin piece of metal used for fastening things, or for carrying electricity or electrical signals.

In American English, a wire is also a message sent by telegraph and then printed and delivered to your house or office.

2. 'telegram'

In British English, a message like this is usually called a telegram.

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telegram

1. Wire
2. A message transmitted by telegraph.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telegram - a message transmitted by telegraphtelegram - a message transmitted by telegraph  
message - a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message"
cable, cablegram, overseas telegram - a telegram sent abroad
letter telegram - a cheaper form of telegram that is sent abroad for delivery the next day
night letter - a cheaper form of telegram sent for delivery the next day
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telegram

noun cable, wire (informal), telegraph, telex, radiogram The President received a briefing by telegram.
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Translations
بَرْقِيَّهتِلِغْراف
telegram
telegram
sähke
brzojavtelegram
távirat
símskeyti
電報
전보
telegramma
telegram
telegram
โทรเลข
bức điện tín

telegram

[ˈtelɪgræm] Ntelegrama m
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telegram

[ˈtɛligræm] ntélégramme m
congratulatory telegrams → des télégrammes de félicitations
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telegram

nTelegramm nt
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telegram

[ˈtɛlɪˌgræm] ntelegramma m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

telegram

(ˈteligrӕm) noun
a message sent by telegraph. He received a telegram saying that his mother had died.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

telegram

تِلِغْراف telegram telegram Telegramm τηλεγράφημα telegrama sähke télégramme brzojav telegramma 電報 전보 telegram telegram telegram telegrama телеграмма telegram โทรเลข telgraf bức điện tín 电报
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References in classic literature ?
Tearing open the telegram, he read it through, guessing at the words, misspelt as they always are in telegrams, and his face brightened.
He did not answer; and she bombarded him with telegrams, asking him if he were ill and had received her letters; she said his silence made her dreadfully anxious.
We were fairly accustomed to receive weird telegrams at Baker Street, but I have a particular recollection of one which reached us on a gloomy February morning, some seven or eight years ago, and gave Mr.
Those who did took some time to realise all that the hastily worded telegrams in the Sunday papers conveyed.
"To think that because you and a young man meet for a moment, there must be all these telegrams and anger," supplied Margaret.
"Yours is the first reply I have received; people who can afford to send long telegrams don't rush to the advertisements in the Daily Telegraph; but, on the other hand, I was not quite prepared to hear from men like yourselves.
Yes, it was she--rich, and imposing, and seventy-five years of age--Antonida Vassilievna Tarassevitcha, landowner and grande dame of Moscow--the "La Baboulenka" who had caused so many telegrams to be sent off and received--who had been dying, yet not dying--who had, in her own person, descended upon us even as snow might fall from the clouds!
Jasper and the pantry-boy are both out with notes and telegrams."
The doctor, with the telegrams in his hand, made his way down a splendid staircase, past the long picture gallery where masterpieces of Van Dyck and Rubens frowned and leered down upon him; descended the final stretch of broad oak stairs, crossed the hail, and entered his master's rooms.
"I, too," she said at last, "have had some telegrams. I have been hesitating whether to show them to you or not.
Duncan went to the door; and returned, to his master, with an excuse for the interruption, in the shape of a telegram!
One day, the 30th of September, at 3:47 P.M., a telegram, transmitted by cable from Valentia (Ireland) to Newfoundland and the American Mainland, arrived at the address of President Barbicane.