An artist uses paint to depict the scene.
- When a writer describes a scene in vivid detail, this is an example of when he depicts the scene.
- When a painter paints a picture of a forest, this is an example of when he depicts the forest.
- to represent in a drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.; portray; picture
- to picture in words; describe
Origin of depictMiddle English depicten from Classical Latin depictus, past participle of depingere from de-, intensive + pingere, to paint
transitive verbde·pict·ed, de·pict·ing, de·picts
- To represent in a picture or sculpture: Each page's border has designs that depict forest animals.
- To represent in words; describe: stories that depict life on the frontier.
Origin of depictMiddle English depicten from Latin dēpingere dēpict- dē- de- pingere to picture ; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present depicts, present participle depicting, simple past and past participle depicted)
- The subjects of the verb include words, music and images.
- (obsolete) Depicted.