noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
image; ikon; icon.
they showed us the pictures of their wedding
a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
a small painting by Picasso
he bought the painting as an investment
his pictures hang in the Louvre
noun a clear and telling mental image
mental picture; impression.
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
noun a situation treated as an observable object
the political picture is favorable
the religious scene in England has changed in the last century
noun illustrations used to decorate or explain a text
the dictionary had many pictures
noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
flick; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; film; moving picture.
they went to a movie every Saturday night
the film was shot on location
noun the visible part of a television transmission
they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone
noun a graphic or vivid verbal description
delineation; characterization; characterisation; word picture; depiction; word-painting.
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
noun a typical example of some state or quality
the very picture of a modern general
she was the picture of despair
noun a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
photo; photograph; pic; exposure.
verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
I can't see him on horseback!
I can see what will happen
I can see a risk in this strategy
verb show in, or as in, a picture
depict; render; show.
This scene depicts country life
the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting
L. pictura, fr. pingere, pictum, to paint: cf. F. peinture. See Paint.
The art of painting; representation by painting. Obs.
Any well-expressed image . . . either in picture or sculpture.
Sir H. Wotton.
A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, produced by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, etc.; a representation in colors. By extension, a figure; a model.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects.
The young king's picture . . . in virgin wax.
An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the picture of his father; the man is the picture of grief.
My eyes make pictures when they are shut.
✍ Picture is often used adjectively, or in forming self-explaining compounds; as, picture book or picture-book, picture frame or picture-frame, picture seller or picture-seller, etc.Syn. -- Picture, Painting. Every kind of representation by drawing or painting is a picture, whether made with oil colors, water colors, pencil, crayons, or India ink; strictly, a painting is a picture made by means of colored paints, usually applied moist with a brush.
Pic"ture transitive verb
imperfect & past participlePictured ; present participle & verbal nounPicturing
To draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring before the mind. "I . . . do picture it in my mind."