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    picture - Dictionary definition and meaning for word picture

    Definition
    (noun) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    Synonyms : icon , ikon , image
    Example Sentence
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
    Definition
    (noun) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    Synonyms : painting
    Example Sentence
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre
    Definition
    (noun) a clear and telling mental image
    Synonyms : impression , mental picture
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a situation treated as an observable object
    Synonyms : scene
    Example Sentence
    • the political picture is favorable
    • the religious scene in England has changed in the last century
    Definition
    (noun) illustrations used to decorate or explain a text
    Synonyms : pictorial matter
    Example Sentence
    • the dictionary had many pictures
    Definition
    (noun) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    Example Sentence
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location
    Definition
    (noun) the visible part of a television transmission
    Synonyms : video
    Example Sentence
    • they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone
    Definition
    (noun) a graphic or vivid verbal description
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a typical example of some state or quality
    Example Sentence
    • the very picture of a modern general
    • she was the picture of despair
    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : exposure , photo , photograph , pic
    Definition
    (verb) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    Example Sentence
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy
    Definition
    (verb) show in, or as in, a picture
    Synonyms : depict , render , show
    Example Sentence
    • This scene depicts country life
    • the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting
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