Definitions of snapshot

  1. an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand- held camera; " my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; " he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
  2. A quickshot taken without deliberate aim.
  3. An instantaneous photograph.

Usage examples for snapshot

  1. Her present was a round locket of thin plain gold and inside was the funniest little black faded photograph of Maggie, her head only, a wild untidy head of hair, a fat round schoolgirl face- a village snapshot of Maggie taken in St. Dreot's when she was about fifteen. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  2. One of them had the enterprise to get a snapshot of her, arguing with a scab, before the Sure- fit Vest Company. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  3. May I bring two men chums to witness the deed and take a snapshot? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  4. A reporter had secured a snapshot of her in front of her husband's body, holding up her hand and swearing to revenge his death. – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  5. First off she wants to know all about the baby, and when I've shown her the latest snapshot, and quoted a couple of his bright remarks, translated free, she announces right off that he must be wonderful. – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  6. I tugged hard on the cord and blew the whistle; then I raised my snapshot and fired the flashlight. – Carnacki, The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson
  7. This snapshot judgment, hasty as it was, was promptly accepted by the other women, for was not Julie O'Dowd the social dictator of the community? – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  8. If anything could win her over, it would be that snapshot of Betty dancing on Duncombe lawn. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  9. Suppose it had been taken, modern helmet and all, out of some snapshot in the Daily Sketch of the arrest of Mrs. Pankhurst. – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  10. Especially with that snapshot of Anna Carroll still in your watch! – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  11. A snapshot taken of the party at this moment would have been an eloquent study in disappointment, and each one looked expectantly at Arthur, waiting for him to find a solution of the difficulty. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  12. Marjorie eagerly untied the wrappings of her father's gift, and found a little snapshot camera. – Marjorie's Vacation by Carolyn Wells
  13. Do they snapshot those girls or is it all a fake? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  14. Beside this picture hung another, smaller, and also a snapshot. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  15. I should love to snapshot you in that Indian hammock, though the picture would lose a lot without colour. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  16. Another, covered by the man who had flinched, whipped out his revolver, and took a snapshot at Kenneth. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  17. But the picture was disappointing- a snapshot of a young woman, rather slim, with the face obscured by a tennis racket, obviously thrust into the picture at the psychological moment. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart