Definition of Picture in English :

Define Picture in English

Picture meaning in English

Meaning of Picture in English

Pronunciation of Picture in English

Picture pronunciation in English

Pronounce Picture in English


see synonyms of picture


1. icon, ikon, image, picture

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

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

2. painting, picture

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

Example Sentences:
'a small painting by Picasso'
'he bought the painting as an investment'
'his pictures hang in the Louvre'

3. impression, mental picture, picture

a clear and telling mental image

Example Sentences:
'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'

4. picture, scene

a situation treated as an observable object

Example Sentences:
'the political picture is favorable'
'the religious scene in England has changed in the last century'

5. pictorial matter, picture

illustrations used to decorate or explain a text

Example Sentences:
'the dictionary had many pictures'

6. film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

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

Example Sentences:
'they went to a movie every Saturday night'
'the film was shot on location'

7. picture, video

the visible part of a television transmission

Example Sentences:
'they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone'

8. characterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, picture, word picture, word-painting

a graphic or vivid verbal description

Example Sentences:
'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'

9. picture

a typical example of some state or quality

Example Sentences:
'the very picture of a modern general'
'she was the picture of despair'

10. exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

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


11. envision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize

imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

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

12. depict, picture, render, show

show in, or as in, a picture

Example Sentences:
'This scene depicts country life'
'the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of picture
a visual representation of something, such as a person or scene, produced on a surface, as in a photograph, painting, etc
(as modifier)
picture gallery
picture postcard
▶ Related adjective: pictorial
a mental image or impression
a clear picture of events
a verbal description, esp one that is vivid
a situation considered as an observable scene
the political picture
a person or thing that bears a close resemblance to another
he was the picture of his father
a person, scene, etc, considered as typifying a particular state or quality
the picture of despair
a beautiful person or scene
you'll look a picture
a complete image on a television screen, comprising two interlaced fields
a motion picture; film
(as modifier)
picture theatre
10.  the pictures
11.  another name for tableau vivant
12.  get the picture
13.  in the picture
verb (transitive)
to visualize or imagine
to describe or depict, esp vividly
16. (often passive)
to put in a picture or make a picture of
they were pictured sitting on the rocks

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of picture
an image or likeness of an object, person, or scene produced on a flat surface, esp. by painting, drawing, or photography
a printed reproduction of this
anything closely resembling or strikingly typifying something else; perfect likeness or image
to be the picture of one's mother, the picture of health
anything regarded as having the compositional beauty of a painting or drawing
a mental image or impression; idea
a vivid or detailed description
a picture of the times
all the facts or conditions of an event, collectively; situation
film (sense 5)
the image on a television screen
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈpictured or ˈpicturing
to make a picture of by painting, drawing, photographing, etc.
to make visible; show clearly; reflect
to describe or explain
to form a mental picture or impression of; imagine

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of picture
1. A visual representation or image painted, drawn, photographed, or otherwise rendered on a flat surface.
2. A visible image, especially one on a flat surface or screen: the picture reflected in the lake; focused the picture on the movie screen.
a. A vivid or realistic verbal description: a Shakespearean picture of guilt.
b. A vivid mental image.
4. A person or object bearing a marked resemblance to another: She's the picture of her mother.
5. A person, object, or scene that typifies or embodies an emotion, state of mind, or mood: Your face was the very picture of horror.
6. The chief circumstances of an event or time; the situation: How does the new boyfriend figure in the picture?
7. A movie.
8. A tableau vivant.
tr.v. pic·tured, pic·tur·ing, pic·tures
1. To make a visible representation of: In this photo, the mayor is pictured with several aides.
2. To form a mental image of; visualize: I pictured my grandfather as a young man coming to America.
3. To describe vividly in words; make a verbal picture of: pictured their heroism in glowing language.

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