verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of telegraph
Related Words for telegraphsummons, coil, line, strand, thread, cable, foresee, envision, conclude, anticipate, forecast, call, think, relay, televise, communicate, send, air, beam, transmit
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Contemporary Examples of telegraph
Obama said, through laughter, according to an eyewitness report of the meeting in The Telegraph.When Your Royalty Met Ours: Kate Meets Bey Courtside
December 9, 2014
Mr Obama said, through laughter, according to an eyewitness report of the meeting in The Telegraph.Kate Middleton and Prince William's $2m Dinner
December 8, 2014
The Telegraph reports that he is fluent in Swahili and a keen zoologist.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission
December 2, 2014
“Unlike Turkey or Egypt, we have no art-historical tradition,” he told The Telegraph in 2002.The Mysterious Death of the Art World’s Favorite Sheikh
November 13, 2014
“In the long term, I am more worried about biology,” he told The Telegraph.The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims
November 6, 2014
Historical Examples of telegraph
They have seen the telegraph line, as can be seen by signs they make, but they cannot speak English.Explorations in Australia
"Write, telegraph—pray let me know somehow," answered Hardy.Life in London
As far away from post offices and telegraph offices as possible.
The young man looked at the world from a telegraph point of view.
Yates, as he lay on the ground, wrote rapidly on the telegraph blank.
- a device, system, or process by which information can be transmitted over a distance, esp using radio signals or coded electrical signals sent along a transmission line connected to a transmitting and a receiving instrument
- (as modifier)telegraph pole
1794, "semaphor apparatus" (hence the Telegraph Hill in many cities), literally "that which writes at a distance," from French télégraphe, from télé- "far" (from Greek tele-; see tele-) + -graphe (see -graphy). The signaling device had been invented in France in 1791 by the brothers Chappe, who had called it tachygraphe, literally "that which writes fast," but the better name was suggested to them by French diplomat Comte André-François Miot de Mélito (1762-1841). First applied 1797 to an experimental electric telegraph (designed by Dr. Don Francisco Salva at Barcelona); the practical version was developed 1830s by Samuel Morse.
1805, from telegraph (n.). Figurative meaning "to signal one's intentions" is first attested 1925, originally in boxing. Related: Telegraphed; telegraphing.