Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Picture
  1. 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"
  2. a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
  3. a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
  4. a clear and telling mental image; "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"
  5. the visible part of a television transmission; "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
  6. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
  7. illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures"
  8. a graphic or vivid verbal description; "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. a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
  10. imagine; conceive of; see in one''s mind; "I can''t see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
  11. show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
Similar Words: painting, image, icon, ikon, mental picture, impression, video, movie, film, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick, pictorial matter, word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, characterization, characterisation, scene, visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, depict, render, show


Hyponyms: abstraction, cityscape, daub, distemper, finger-painting, icon, ikon, landscape, miniature, illumination, monochrome, mural, wall painting, nude, nude painting, oil painting, pentimento, portrait, sand painting, seascape, semi-abstraction, still life, tanka, trompe l'oeil, watercolor, watercolour, bitmap, electronic image, chiaroscuro, collage, montage, foil, transparency, iconography, inset, likeness, semblance, panorama, cyclorama, diorama, photograph, photo, exposure, pic, reflection, reflexion, scan, CAT scan, sonogram, feature, feature film, final cut, home movie, collage film, coming attraction, shoot-'em-up, short subject, documentary, docudrama, documentary film, infotainment, cinema verite, peepshow, rough cut, silent movie, silent picture, silents, slow motion, talking picture, talkie, three-D, 3-D, 3D, epithet, portrayal, portraiture, illustrate, map


Grouped Verbs: understand, realize, realise, see, visualize, visualise


Part Meronyms: television, telecasting, TV, video


Derivational Morphology: depict, render, show, portray, limn, paint, visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, image, film, shoot, take, qualify, characterize, characterise, describe, draw, specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate, mental image, effigy, simulacrum, icon, ikon, imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery, mental picture, impression, picturing, envisioning, figuration, visionary, illusionist, seer, illusion, fantasy, phantasy, visual image, visualization, visualisation, visualizer, visualiser, depiction, delineation, portrayal, pictorial matter, depicting, portraying, painting, pictorial representation


Anagrams: cuprite


Language Translations:
Catalan: foto and pellícula   Chinese: 照片 and 图画  
Dutch: afbeelding and film and foto   Finnish: elokuva and kuva and valokuva  
French: cinéma and image and photo   German: Bild and Foto and Kino  
Hungarian: fénykép and kép   Icelandic: ljósmynd and mynd  
Italian: fotografia and quadro   Japanese: and 写真 and 映画館  
Korean: 그림 and 사진   Polish: kino and obraz and zdjęcie  
Portuguese: cinema and figura and fotografia   Russian: картина and кино and фотография  
Serbian: slika   Slovene: film and fotografija and slika  
Spanish: cine and foto and imagen   Swedish: fotografi and tavla  
Telugu: చిత్రం and ఫోటో   Welsh: llun  
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