Definition of Picture

1. Noun. A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface. "A movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"

2. Verb. Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind. "Did he picture his major works over a short period of time?"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"

3. Noun. Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface. "His pictures hang in the Louvre"

4. Verb. Show in, or as in, a picture. "The face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
Exact synonyms: Depict, Render, Show
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Interpret, Represent
Specialized synonyms: Illustrate, Map
Derivative terms: Depicting, Depiction, Depictive, Picturing

5. Noun. A clear and telling mental image. "The events left a permanent impression in his mind"
Exact synonyms: Impression, Mental Picture
Generic synonyms: Image, Mental Image

6. Noun. A situation treated as an observable object. "The religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
Exact synonyms: Scene
Generic synonyms: Situation, State Of Affairs

7. Noun. Illustrations used to decorate or explain a text. "The dictionary had many pictures"
Exact synonyms: Pictorial Matter
Generic synonyms: Illustration
Derivative terms: Depict, Pictural

8. Noun. A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement. "The film was shot on location"

9. Noun. The visible part of a television transmission. "They could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
Exact synonyms: Video
Group relationships: Telecasting, Television, Tv, Video
Generic synonyms: Visual Communication

10. Noun. A graphic or vivid verbal description. "The pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

11. Noun. A typical example of some state or quality. "She was the picture of despair"
Generic synonyms: Exemplification, Typification

12. 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.

Definition of Picture

1. n. The art of painting; representation by painting.

2. v. t. To draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring before the mind.

Definition of Picture

1. Noun. A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc. ¹

2. Noun. An image; a representation as in the imagination. ¹

3. Noun. A painting. ¹

4. Noun. A photograph. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) A motion picture. ¹

6. Noun. (dated informal) (qualifier "the pictures") Cinema (qualifier as a form of entertainment) ¹

7. Noun. A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (''of'' a category). ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To represent in or with a picture. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To imagine or envision. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To depict. ¹

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Definition of Picture

1. to make a visual representation of [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

Medical Definition of Picture

1. 1. The art of painting; representation by painting. "Any well-expressed image . . . Either in picture or sculpture." (Sir H. Wotton) 2. 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 colours. By extension, a figure; a model. "Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects." (Bacon) "The young king's picture . . . In virgin wax." (Howell) 3. 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." (Coleridge) 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. Picture gallery, a gallery, or large apartment, devoted to the exhibition of pictures. Picture red, a rod of metal tube fixed to the walls of a room, from which pictures are hung. Picture writing. The art of recording events, or of expressing messages, by means of pictures representing the actions or circumstances in question. The record or message so represented; as, the picture writing of the American Indians. Synonym: Picture, Painting. Every kind of representation by drawing or painting is a picture, whether made with oil colours, water colours, pencil, crayons, or India ink; strictly, a painting is a picture made by means of coloured paints, usually applied moist with a brush. Origin: L. Pictura, fr. Pingere, pictum, to paint: cf. F. Peinture. See Paint. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Picture

picture (current term)
picture book
picture books
picture box
picture card
picture dictionaries
picture dictionary
picture element
picture frame
picture frame vertebra
picture framing
picture gallery
picture hat

Literary usage of Picture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1920)
"THE RIVER'S END MOTION picture Has fee %uie premier Never in all history has a picture been released under such auspicious circumstances. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"See Building moving Moving picture acting \ I Scenario writing; a talk on the art of the movie-author. JE Brady. Woman's HC 44:21 Mr 47 Acting for the ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"tion that a microscopic image is for many reasons not strictly a picture in his sense. The direction for generalization to such images is indicated but, ..."

4. A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1905)
"IV picture-BOOKS IN WINTER S UMMER fading, winter comes — Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs, Window robins, winter rooks, And the picture story-books. ..."

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