picture :


  • n  a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    they showed us the pictures of their wedding
  • n  graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    his pictures hang in the Louvre
  • n  a clear and telling mental image
    he described his mental picture of his assailant
    he had no clear picture of himself or his world
  • n  a situation treated as an observable object
    the political picture is favorable
  • n  illustrations used to decorate or explain a text
    the dictionary had many pictures
  • n  a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  • n  the visible part of a television transmission
    they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone
  • n  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
  • n  a typical example of some state or quality
    the very picture of a modern general
    she was the picture of despair
  • n  a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  • v  imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • v  show in, or as in, a picture
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