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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.

telegram

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

tel•e•gram

(ˈtɛl ɪˌgræm)

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

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.

telegram

1. Wire
2. A message transmitted by telegraph.
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

telegram

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

telegram

[ˈtelɪgræm] Ntelegrama m

telegram

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

telegram

nTelegramm nt

telegram

[ˈtɛlɪˌgræm] ntelegramma m

telegram

(ˈteligrӕm) noun
a message sent by telegraph. He received a telegram saying that his mother had died.

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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It was at once answered by the appearance of an old friend, his valet, Matvey, carrying his clothes, his boots, and a telegram.
But I own I would have given something to have kept this telegram out of the house.
a telegram, transmitted by cable from Valentia (Ireland) to Newfoundland and the American Mainland, arrived at the address of President Barbicane.
He was forced to write, but he sought to make his reply as casual as was possible without being offensive: he begged her not to wire, since it was difficult to explain telegrams to his mother, an old-fashioned person for whom a telegram was still an event to excite tremor.
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The morning papers on Saturday contained, in addition to lengthy special articles on the planet Mars, on life in the planets, and so forth, a brief and vaguely worded telegram, all the more striking for its brevity.
I asked him to send a telegram for me, for he knew you would be coming or something; and he tried to get hold of the motor, but Charles and Mr.
But the really original point is requiring applications by telegram to a telegraphic address
As Archer left the room with the telegram, he heard his mother-in- law add, presumably to Mrs.
My brother Stephen (who is now the head of the family) received a telegram three days since, informing him that alarming symptoms had declared themselves, and that a second physician had been called in.
Joseph," said Miss Lavinia, looking over her brother's shoulder, while he wrote the telegram.