an apparatus, system, or process for transmitting messages or signals to a distant place, especially by means of an electric device consisting essentially of a sending instrument and a distant receiving instrument connected by a conducting wire or other communications channel.
Nautical. an apparatus, usually mechanical, for transmitting and receiving orders between the bridge of a ship and the engine room or some other part of the engineering department.
a telegraphic message.
verb (used with object)
to transmit or send (a message) by telegraph.
to send a message to (a person) by telegraph.
Informal. to divulge or indicate unwittingly (one’s intention, next offensive move, etc.), as to an opponent or to an audience; broadcast:
The fighter telegraphed his punch and his opponent was able to parry it. If you act nervous too early in the scene, you’ll telegraph the character’s guilt.
verb (used without object)
to send a message by telegraph.
a device, system, or process by which information can be transmitted over a distance, esp using radio signals or coded electrical signals sent along a transmission line connected to a transmitting and a receiving instrument
(as modifier): telegraph pole
a message transmitted by such a device, system, or process; telegram
to send a telegram to (a person or place); wire
(transitive) to transmit or send by telegraph
(transitive) (boxing, informal) to prepare to deliver (a punch) so obviously that one’s opponent has ample time to avoid it
(transitive) to give advance notice of (anything), esp unintentionally
(transitive) (Canadian, informal) to cast (votes) illegally by impersonating registered voters
A communications system in which a message in the form of short, rapid electric impulses is sent, either by wire or radio, to a receiving station. Morse code is often used to encode messages in a form that is easily transmitted through electric impulses.
noun 1. a buoy placed over an underwater telegraph cable.
noun 1. an apparatus, system, or process for transmitting messages or signals to a distant place, especially by means of an electric device consisting essentially of a sending instrument and a distant receiving instrument connected by a conducting wire or other communications channel. 2. Nautical. an apparatus, usually mechanical, for transmitting and receiving orders between […]
[tel-i-gra-feez, -fees, tel-i-gra-feez, -fees] /ˈtɛl ɪ græˌfiz, -ˌfis, ˌtɛl ɪ græˈfiz, -ˈfis/ noun 1. a style of writing or speaking distinguished by the omissions, abbreviations, and combinations that are characteristic of telegrams, as in “ expect arrive six evening. ”.
adjective 1. of or relating to the telegraph. 2. concise, clipped, or elliptical in style: telegraphic speech. adjective 1. used in or transmitted by telegraphy 2. of or relating to a telegraph 3. having a concise style; clipped: telegraphic speech