AskDefine | Define snapshot

Dictionary Definition

snapshot n : 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" [syn: snap, shot]

User Contributed Dictionary



From snap + shot.



  1. A photograph, especially one taken quickly or in a moment of opportunity.
    He carried a snapshot of his daughter.
  2. A glimpse of something; a portrayal of something at a moment in time.
    The article offered a snapshot of life in that region.


A photograph
A glimpse of something

Extensive Definition

Snapshot may refer to:
snapshot in German: Schnappschuss
snapshot in Korean: 스냅샷
snapshot in Japanese: スナップショット
snapshot in Russian: Snapshot

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Telephoto, Wirephoto, aerial photograph, black-and-white photograph, candid photograph, cheesecake, chronophotograph, color photograph, color print, diapositive, heliochrome, heliograph, montage, mug, mug shot, photo, photobiography, photochronograph, photograph, photomap, photomicrograph, photomontage, photomural, picture, pinup, portrait, shot, slide, snap, still, still photograph, telephotograph, transparency
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