photo
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈfəʊ.təʊ/, [ˈfəʊtʰəʊ]
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfoʊ.toʊ/, [ˈfŏʊɾoʊ]
Noun

photo (plural photos)

  1. (informal) A photograph.
  2. (informal) A photo finish.
    • 2005, 28 June, Racing diary: In the shake-up (in The Telegraph)
      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.
Verb

photo (photos, present participle photoing; past and past participle photoed)

  1. (transitive) To take a photograph of.
    • [1956] 1992 ed., The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter
      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
      He even had himself photoed helping to hold one of the fire-hose.
    • 2000, Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet
      Always photoing exits. What are all these ways out but rehearsals for his own?
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