telegraph Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “telegraph” in the English Dictionary

"telegraph" in British English

See all translations

telegraphnoun [U]

uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.ɡrɑːf/ /-ɡræf/  us   /-ə-/
(​especially in the past) a ​method of ​sending and ​receivingmessages by ​electrical or ​radiosignals, or the ​specialequipment used for this ​purpose: The ​news came by telegraph.
telegraph
verb [T] uk   us  
The ​story was ​immediately telegraphed to New York.
(Definition of telegraph from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"telegraph" in American English

See all translations

telegraphnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtel·əˌɡræf/
a ​method of ​sending and ​receivingmessages by ​electricsignals that was used in the past, or the ​equipment used to do this
telegraph
verb [T]  us   /ˈtel·əˌɡræf/ (also wire)
Reporters telegraphed ​details of the ​trial to ​their editors.
(Definition of telegraph from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"telegraph" in Business English

See all translations

telegraphnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtelɪɡrɑːf/
COMMUNICATIONS in the past, the ​method of ​sending or receiving ​messages by ​electrical or radio ​signals
telegraph
verb [I or T]
They had telegraphed to say that they had arrived.
(Definition of telegraph from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of telegraph?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“telegraph” in British English

“telegraph” in American English

“telegraph” in Business English

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More