Definition of Snapshot

1. Noun. An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera. "He tried to get unposed shots of his friends"

Exact synonyms: Shot, Snap
Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture
Derivative terms: Snap



Definition of Snapshot

1. n. A quick offhand shot, made without deliberately taking aim over the sights.

Definition of Snapshot

1. Noun. A photograph, especially one taken quickly or in a moment of opportunity. ¹

2. Noun. A glimpse of something; a portrayal of something at a moment in time. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A file or set of files captured at a particular time, capable of being reloaded to restore the earlier state. ¹

4. Noun. (soccer) A quick, unplanned or unexpected shot. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To take a snapshot of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snapshot

1. to photograph informally and quickly [v -SHOTTED, -SHOTTING, -SHOTS]

Snapshot Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snapshot

snapping shrimp
snapping turtle
snappingly
snappings
snappish
snappishly
snappishness
snappishnesses
snappy
snaps
snaps one's fingers
snapsack
snapsacks
snapshooter
snapshooters
snapshot (current term)
snapshot program
snapshotlike
snapshots
snapshotted
snapshotting
snapsuit
snapsuits
snapt
snapweed
snapweeds
snar
snare
snare drum
snare drums

Literary usage of Snapshot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"... SOME snapshot PICTURES OF THE EFFECTS OF NATIONAL PROHIBITION William H. Pear, General Agent, Provident Association, Boston Social workers may leave to ..."

2. Photography, Artistic and Scientific by Arthur Brunel Chatwood (1895)
"INSTANTANEOUS AND snapshot WORK. IT is rather difficult to decide what should be ... snapshot work is, of necessity, instantaneous; but we shall consider it ..."

3. The World as Imagination (series I) by Edward Douglas Fawcett (1916)
"Hegel was quite alive to the existence of the " snapshot " concept and wrote about it freely long before Bergson's day. He treated it as an empirical ..."

4. Cavalry of the Clouds by Alan Bott (1917)
"SPYING BY snapshot. SINCE daybreak a great wind has raged from the east, and even as I write you, my best of friends, it whines past the mess-tent. ..."

5. The Long Trail by Kermit Roosevelt (1921)
"snapshot taken by Kermit Roosevelt of one of the famous Long Island outings. Reading from left to right: George E. Roosevelt, John K. Roosevelt, ..."

6. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: A Week of Terror in Drenica : Humanitarian by Peter Bouckaert, Fred Abrahams (1999)
"... Plocica: A snapshot of Destruction Human Rights Watch's first access to Drenica during the offensive was to the village of Plocica on September 26.n ..."

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