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snapshot

[snap-shot]
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noun
  1. an informal photograph, especially one taken quickly by a handheld camera.
  2. Hunting. a quick shot taken without deliberate aim.
  3. Informal. a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.
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verb (used with or without object), snap·shot or snap·shot·ted, snap·shot·ting.
  1. to photograph informally and quickly.
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Origin of snapshot

1800–10 for def 2; 1860–65 for def 1; snap (in the sense “done suddenly or casually”) + shot1
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Examples from the Web for snapshotted

Historical Examples

  • Isabelle was snapshotted leaving the theatre, or riding in the Park.

    The Cricket

    Marjorie Cooke

  • This clumsiness clings even to the photographs of public men, as they are snapshotted at public meetings.

    Utopia of Usurers and other Essays

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Charmian and Claude had been snapshotted on the deck of the ship by a little army of journalists.

    The Way of Ambition

    Robert Hichens

  • I've snapshotted about everything else around here, but I never thought of the sky.

    The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men

    Francis William Rolt-Wheeler


British Dictionary definitions for snapshotted

snapshot

noun
  1. an informal photograph taken with a simple cameraOften shortened to: snap
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for snapshotted

snapshot

n.

also snap-shot, 1808, "a quick shot with a gun, without aim, at a fast-moving target," from snap + shot (n.). Photographic sense is attested from 1890. Figuratively, of something captured at a moment in time, from 1897.

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