Definitions for picture

Definitions for (noun) picture

Main entry: painting, picture

Definition: graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

Usage: a small painting by Picasso; he bought the painting as an investment; his pictures hang in the Louvre

Main entry: exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

Definition: a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

Main entry: picture, icon, ikon, image

Definition: a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface

Usage: they showed us the pictures of their wedding; a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them

Main entry: picture

Definition: a typical example of some state or quality

Usage: the very picture of a modern general; she was the picture of despair

Main entry: mental picture, picture, impression

Definition: a clear and telling mental image

Usage: he described his mental picture of his assailant; he had no clear picture of himself or his world; the events left a permanent impression in his mind

Main entry: video, picture

Definition: the visible part of a television transmission

Usage: they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone

Main entry: motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, film, flick, pic, picture, picture show

Definition: a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

Usage: they went to a movie every Saturday night; the film was shot on location

Main entry: pictorial matter, picture

Definition: illustrations used to decorate or explain a text

Usage: the dictionary had many pictures

Main entry: characterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, word picture, word-painting, picture

Definition: a graphic or vivid verbal description

Usage: too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures; the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland; the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters

Main entry: scene, picture

Definition: a situation treated as an observable object

Usage: the political picture is favorable; the religious scene in England has changed in the last century

Definitions for (verb) picture

Main entry: figure, envision, fancy, project, picture, see, image, visualise, visualize

Definition: imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

Usage: I can't see him on horseback!; I can see what will happen; I can see a risk in this strategy

Main entry: render, picture, show, depict

Definition: show in, or as in, a picture

Usage: This scene depicts country life; the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting

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