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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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Tearing open the telegram, he read it through, guessing at the words, misspelt as they always are in telegrams, and his face brightened.
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.
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.
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.