telegram


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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
References in classic literature ?
While Martin changed the telegram to "two laundrymen," Joe went on:-
This information obtained, Alban had dispatched a telegram to Emily--in Cecilia's name: "Pray send us a few words to relieve our anxiety, and let us know if we can be of any service to you."
It was at once answered by the appearance of an old friend, his valet, Matvey, carrying his clothes, his boots, and a telegram. Matvey was followed by the barber with all the necessaries for shaving.
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.
That very night a telegram was sent from the station of Long's Peak by Joseph T.
As we had expected, the telegram was soon followed by its sender, and the card of Mr.
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.
TWO THOUSAND POUNDS REWARD--The above sum may be earned by any one qualified to undertake delicate mission and prepared to run certain risk.--Apply by telegram, Security, London.
"Well, here I am--and instead of a telegram, too!" the Grandmother at last ejaculated, to dissipate the silence.
Your Granny would be the last person to wish it." As Archer left the room with the telegram, he heard his mother-in- law add, presumably to Mrs.