Definition of photo in English:


Syllabification: pho·to
Pronunciation: /ˈfōtō

noun (plural photos)

1A photograph.
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  • He asked residents to send in any photos, slides or images of the area from bygone days.
  • A few days before this, a man came to the studio with a photo of his wife and asked to have the picture tattooed on his arm.
  • I have no intention of making contact or sending photos and I have no interest in having any back.
1.1 informal A photo finish.
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  • Unfortunately for them, it was a photo for fourth place.
  • It was a photo for place and she took third.


mid 19th century: abbreviation.

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