• Noun
  • an old-fashioned system of sending messages over long distances by using wires and electrical signals
    1. I sent the message by telegraph.
  • a device used for sending or receiving messages by telegraph
  • Verb
  • to send (a message) by telegraph
    1. He telegraphed a message to her.
    2. Please telegraph when you get there.
  • to send a telegram to (someone)
    1. Please telegraph me when you get there.
  • to make (something that you are about to do or say) obvious or apparent by the way you move, look, etc.
    1. The look on her face telegraphed bad news.
    2. He lost the boxing match because he was telegraphing his punches.