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picture Idioms & Phrases


academy of motion picture arts and sciences

  • noun an academy that gives annual awards for achievements in motion picture production and performance
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Cabinet picture

  • a small and generally highly finished picture, suitable for a small room and for close inspection.
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Easel picture, Easel piece

  • a painting of moderate size such as is made while resting on an easel, as distinguished from a painting on a wall or ceiling.
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get the picture

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; apprehend; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
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identikit picture

  • noun a likeness of a person's face constructed from descriptions given to police; uses a set of transparencies of various facial features that can be combined to build up a picture of the person sought
    Identikit.
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memory picture

  • noun a memory image that is similar to a visual perception
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mental picture

  • noun a clear and telling mental image
    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
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motion picture

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; 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
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motion-picture camera

  • noun a camera that takes a sequence of photographs that can give the illusion of motion when viewed in rapid succession
    movie camera; cine-camera.
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motion-picture fan

  • noun someone who goes to see movies
    moviegoer.
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motion-picture film

  • noun photographic film several hundred feet long and wound on a spool; to be used in a movie camera
    cine-film; movie film.
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motion-picture photography

  • noun the act of making a film
    filming; cinematography.
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motion-picture show

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; 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
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moving picture

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; 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
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moving-picture show

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; 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
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paint a picture

  • verb call to mind
    suggest; evoke.
    • this remark evoked sadness
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picture book

  • noun a book consisting chiefly of pictures
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picture card

  • noun one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face
    face card; court card.
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picture element

  • noun (computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot)
    pel; pixel.
    • the greater the number of pixels per inch the greater the resolution
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picture frame

  • noun a framework in which a picture is mounted
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  • noun a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
    art gallery; gallery.
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  • a gallery, or large apartment, devoted to the exhibition of pictures.
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picture hat

  • noun a woman's dressy hat with a wide brim
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picture palace

  • noun a theater where films are shown
    movie theater; movie theatre; movie house; cinema.
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picture plane

  • noun the plane that is in the foreground of a drawing or painting; coextensive with but different from the objective surface of the work
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picture postcard

  • noun a postcard with a picture on one side
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picture rail

  • noun rail fixed to a wall for hanging pictures
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Picture red

  • a rod of metal tube fixed to the walls of a room, from which pictures are hung.
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picture show

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; 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
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picture taking

  • noun the act of taking and printing photographs
    photography.
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picture tube

  • noun a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen
    kinescope; television tube.
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picture window

  • noun a large window with a single pane (usually overlooking a view)
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Picture writing

  • noun a writing system using pictographs
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  • . (a) The art of recording events, or of expressing messages, by means of pictures representing the actions or circumstances in question . Tylor. (b) The record or message so represented; as, the picture writing of the American Indians.
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Poker picture

  • a picture formed in imitation of bisterwashed drawings, by singeing the surface of wood with a heated poker or other iron.
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Right line a picture

  • as hung in an exhibition of pictures.
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Sand picture

  • a picture made by putting sand of different colors on an adhesive surface.
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Sepia drawingpicture

  • a drawing in monochrome, made in sepia alone, or in sepia with other brown pigments.
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silent picture

  • noun a movie without a soundtrack
    silent movie; silents.
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stereoscopic picture

  • noun two photographs taken from slightly different angles that appear three-dimensional when viewed together
    stereo; stereoscopic photograph.
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Sun picture

  • a picture taken by the agency of the sun's rays; a photograph.
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talking picture

  • noun a movie with synchronized speech and singing
    talkie.
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To cradle a picture

  • to put ribs across the back of a picture, to prevent the panels from warping.
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wedding picture

  • noun photographs of bride and groom and their friends taken at their wedding
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Word picture

  • noun a graphic or vivid verbal description
    picture; delineation; characterization; characterisation; 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
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  • an accurate and vivid description, which presents an object clearly to the mind, as if in a picture.
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x-ray picture

  • noun a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis
    X ray; X-ray photograph; roentgenogram; X-ray.
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