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See also: Photo and photo-



Clipping of photograph


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfəʊ.təʊ/, [ˈfəʊtʰəʊ]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfoʊ.toʊ/, [ˈfŏʊɾoʊ]
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photo (plural photos)

  1. (informal) A photograph.
    • 2013 July-August, Catherine Clabby, “Focus on Everything”, in American Scientist:
      Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. That’s because the lenses that are excellent at magnifying tiny subjects produce a narrow depth of field. A photo processing technique called focus stacking has changed that.
  2. (informal) A photo finish.
    • 2005, 28 June, Racing diary: In the shake-up (in The Telegraph) [1]
      By this stage, Goof was clearly warming to his theme and, as they flashed past the post together, he reported that it was a photo. "And I don't know or care who won the photo," he concluded.

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photo (third-person singular simple present photos, present participle photoing, simple past and past participle photoed)

  1. (transitive) To take a photograph of.
    • [1956] 1992 ed., The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter [2]
      What fun to be photoed together, / What luck for a break so opportune. / Oh, what a lark / To be posed in the park / Underneath the adolescent crescent of the moon.
    • 1998, Hans Schmidt, Maverick Marine [3]
      He even had himself photoed helping to hold one of the fire-hose.
    • 2000, Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet [4]
      Always photoing exits. What are all these ways out but rehearsals for his own?

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Clipping of photographie


  • IPA(key): /fɔ.to/, /
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  • Rhymes: -o


photo f (plural photos)

  1. photo

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