photo

Definitions

  • Photo of Galen Clark
    Photo of Galen Clark
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n photo a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Photo of Yosemite Falls Photo of Yosemite Falls
Photo of Indian dancer Photo of Indian dancer
Photo of Three Brothers Photo of Three Brothers
Photo of Captain Paul Photo of Captain Paul
Photo of Mother and Papoose Photo of Mother and Papoose
Photo of Hoyas and Metats Photo of Hoyas and Metats
Photo of a Wood Gatherer Photo of a Wood Gatherer
Photo of a Young Yosemite Photo of a Young Yosemite

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Andy Warhol based his 1964 series of silk portraits of Marilyn Monroe on a still photo from the 1952 movie Niagra.
    • n Photo A contraction of Photograph.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Woodbury Soap was the first product to use a picture of a nude woman in its advertisements. In 1936, a photo by Edward Steichen showed a rear full-length view of a woman sunbathing.
    • n photo A colloquial abbreviation of photograph.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The photo most often requested from the U.S. National Archives is that of the meeting between Elvis Presley and President Nixon in 1970. Presley had requested that Nixon make him an honorary drug enforcement agent and Nixon accommodated him.
    • n Photo fō′tō a colloquial abbreviation of photograph.
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Quotations

  • Avery Brooks
    Avery Brooks
    “At least the box is full of something useful. [On his photo gracing a box of Raisin Bran]”

Idioms

Photo finish - A photo finish is when two contestants (usually in a race) finish at almost exactly the same time, making it difficult to determine the winner. (The saying stems from the practice of taking a photograph when the winners cross the finish line to determine who was ahead at the time.)
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Usage

In literature:

Houston looked at the full-color photo of Harris that was printed alongside the column.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
Tiflin's face seemed to writhe, now, with self-doubt and truculence; his eyes were on the photos of the heroes, beginning way back; Goddard.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Here's a photo we took of one in a ship back at base.
"No Moving Parts" by Murray F. Yaco
Photo by Paul Thompson.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
She determined to do her best to satisfy the demands for photos.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
The accompanying photos will be more eloquent than my pen.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893" by Various
Look at this lovely photo of Jessie and Julia, and isn't the frame cute!
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
How long have you known her, and how the deuce did you get her photo?
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
After this I returned to our camp to work on the air photos.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
It looked down on curious sights, did that woman's printed face in the photo.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
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In poetry:

And they listened to her story,
All she had to tell.
And she's had her photo taken,
Her " Finger Prints " as well.
"Limehouse Liz (Of Lambeth)" by T W Connor
I can close my eyes for an instant
And draw a scene to my mind,
That seems like a photo-engraving,
As true, as complete, as defined.
"Retrospection" by Jared Barhite
There hangs on the wall the photo of a child
With pretty and innocent face;
The wistful look it has is now the only trace
Which suffering has not effaced.
"Street-Walker" by Hristo Smirnenski
The great pain of things that will happen
turned into the most exquisite pleasure
when among a thousand photos that were displayed,
I had the grace and fortune of seeing you.
"The Great Pain Of Things That Will Happen" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
To those in the yellow quarantine pavilion.
We will never calm our anxious desires on this shore
To provide ourselves with the obscene photos
And the excellent tobacco of Latakia...
"Egypt–Port Said — En Route" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
"That Anzac have a name?" I asked, the old bloke didn't know.
He said, "Those who could have told me passed on long ago."
Anyway the old bloke kept on talking, and according to his tale,
the photo was unwanted junk, bought at a clearance sale.
"The Anzac on the Wall" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Henry Clay 's Elijah Bell went in for a first quarter touchdown as Bryan Station played Henry Clay on Friday October 19, 2012 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison Staff HERALD-LEADER Buy Photo.
View Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas' wedding photos in CBS News' Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas' wedding photo gallery.
Photo by Filippo Bamberghi/Photo Foyer.
Photo by Rob Varela, Photos by Rob Varela / Star staff.
Photo submitted by ABC13 viewer B. Upload your photos to iWitness.abc13.com or email them to News@abc13.com to be featured online.
Photo from Care2Spin Hula Hoop Challenge submitted by ABC13 viewer Macy Ulbricht Photos of Macy Ulbricht and her two-year-old daughter, Gali.
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee John Roberts smiles during questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in this Sept 14, 2005 file photo.
Jersey Shore photos from Point Pleasant gallery (24 photos).
The Private Practice star stripped off her designer duds and revealed her bare body for the March 2012 cover of SHAPE – and RadarOnline.com has the photo and details about her sexiest photo shoot ever.
Charlotte Ponce courtesy photos gallery (12 photos).
View full size AP Photo In this March 11, file photo, Old Trafford stadium appears empty ahead of an English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion in Manchester, England.
Photo by (SHNS photo courtesy Namco Bandai).
View full size (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) In this Feb 6, 2012 photo taken in Concord, N.H. A pot of lamb stew with potatoes, onions and carrots, is shown.
Star-Ledger file photo A Hess oil storage facility in Newark is pictured in this file photo.
He had one of his assistants snap this photo, and when it was developed, there was a strange and eerie image of the "Ghost" of Jim Morris on to the right and behind Bret in the photo.
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In science:

The error bars in (a) denote the width of the photo-peaks due to a 137Cs source.
Studies of Prototype CsI(Tl) Crystal Scintillators for Low-Energy Neutrino Experiments
The amplitudes for wide-angle photo- and electroproduction of mesons have a representation similar to (4) 6 .
Generalized parton distributions at large momentum transfer
In these theories, the density of states or photo-absorption spectra are given as the sum of two terms, one a smoothly varying part (as a function of energy) and the other a superposition of sinusoidal modulations.
Semiclassical quantization with bifurcating orbits
H2 emission may be produced via UV photo-excitation for each star.
Detections of Ro-Vibrational H$_2$ Emission from the Disks of T Tauri Stars
The time distribution of the photo-electrons is determined by the decay time of the flours in the WLS fibre (7 – 10 nS) and the collection time of the blue photons, estimated to be another 5 – 10 nS in this geometry.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
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