- (British) IPA: /ˈtɛl.ə.ɡɹæf/, /ˈtɛl.ɪ.ɡɹæf/
telegraph (plural telegraphs)
- (historical) An apparatus, or a process, for communicating rapidly between distant points, especially by means of established visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical means.
- 1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart; Avery Hopwood, chapter I, in The Bat: A Novel from the Play (Dell Book; 241), New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, OCLC 20230794 ↗, [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hwptej;view=1up;seq=5 page 01]:
- The Bat—they called him the Bat. […]. He […] played a lone hand, […]. Most lone wolves had a moll at any rate—women were their ruin—but if the Bat had a moll, not even the grapevine telegraph could locate her.
- (video games) A visible or audible cue that indicates to an opponent the action that a character is about to take.
- French: télégraphe
- German: Telegraf
- Italian: telegrafo
- Portuguese: telégrafo
- Russian: телегра́ф
- Spanish: telégrafo
telegraph (telegraphs, present participle telegraphing; past and past participle telegraphed)
- To send a message by telegraph.
- To give nonverbal signals to another, as with gestures or a change in attitude.
- Her frown telegraphed her displeasure.
- To show one's intended action unintentionally.
- French: télégraphier, dépêcher
- German: telegrafieren, depeschieren
- Portuguese: telegrafar
- Russian: телеграфировать
- Spanish: telegrafiar