noun, plural pho·tos.
- photic zone,
- photo call,
- photo essay,
- photo finish,
- photo layout,
- photo op
Origin of photo
Origin of photo-
Examples from the Web for photo
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
Most people, however, understood the significance of the photo immediately-- especially those who share my skin.
Some immediately treated the young rapper as a punchline, turning his awkward posture in the photo into a meme.
He captures Ramone and his second wife, Barbara, together in the studio in one photo, him on bass, her on guitar.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We huddled up and the boy snapped the photo, then handed me the camera.From Auschwitz to the White House: One Tailor’s American Tale|Martin Greenfield|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He recognized his photo on two occasions, and identified him at once in court.In the Shadow of Death|P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
He hastily rewound the film while Scotty ran ahead to the photo lab.Smugglers' Reef|John Blaine
All the movable art treasures were taken away and placed in safety (photo p. 33).Amiens Before and During the War|Michelin & Cie
Judging from the photo of Chrissie's brother which stood on her dressing-table, he did not look an engaging or interesting youth.A Patriotic Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
"Well, I ought to be working on my photo telephone," was the answer.Tom Swift and his Photo Telephone|Victor Appleton
noun plural -tos
Word Origin for photo-
1860, shortening of photograph. The verb is first recorded 1865, from the noun. Photo finish is attested from 1936. Photo opportunity first recorded 1974.
word-forming element meaning "light" or "photographic" or "photoelectric," from Greek photo-, comb. form of phos (genitive photos) "light," from PIE root *bha- "to shine" (see phantasm).