from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An early photographic process with the image made on a light-sensitive silver-coated metallic plate.
- n. A photograph made by this process.
- transitive v. To make a daguerreotype of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An early type of photograph created by exposing a silver surface which has previously been exposed to either iodine vapor or iodine and bromine vapors.
- v. To make a photograph using this process, to make a daguerreotype (of).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury.
- n. The process of taking such pictures.
- transitive v. To produce or represent by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.
- transitive v. To impress with great distinctness; to imprint; to imitate exactly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the earliest processes of photography, the invention of L. J. M. Daguerre of Paris, first published in 1839, by which the lights and shadows of a landscape or a figure are fixed on a prepared metallic plate by the action of actinic light-rays.
- n. A picture produced by the above process.
- Relating to or produced by daguerreo-type.
- To produce by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor
French, after Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After French artist Louis Daguerre (1787–1851) who announced the process in 1839. Daguerre developed the process after some years of collaborations with French chemist Nicéphore Niépce. (Wiktionary)