Picture meaning

pĭkchər
Picture is defined as to capture or create an image of a person or object or scene or to visualize something.

An example of picture is taking a photo of someone.

An example of picture is someone imagining themself sitting in a tree.

verb
7
2
A person, object, or scene that typifies or embodies an emotion, state of mind, or mood.

Your face was the very picture of horror.

noun
5
2
A movie.
noun
4
1
A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.
noun
2
0
A tableau vivant.
noun
2
1
Advertisement
A visual representation or image painted, drawn, photographed, or otherwise rendered on a flat surface.
noun
2
2
The chief circumstances of an event or time; the situation.

How does the new boyfriend figure in the picture?

noun
1
0
The definition of a picture is a photo, drawing, painting or other image captured of a person, thing or scene.

An example of picture is a poster of Elvis.

An example of picture is a photograph of the Grand Canyon.

An example of picture is the image on a television screen.

noun
1
1
A visible image, especially one on a flat surface or screen.

The picture reflected in the lake; focused the picture on the movie screen.

noun
1
1
A person or object bearing a marked resemblance to another.

She's the picture of her mother.

noun
0
0
Advertisement
To make a visible representation of.

In this photo, the mayor is pictured with several aides.

verb
0
0
To form a mental image of; visualize.

I pictured my grandfather as a young man coming to America.

verb
0
0
To describe vividly in words; make a verbal picture of.

Pictured their heroism in glowing language.

verb
0
0
Anything closely resembling or strikingly typifying something else; perfect likeness or image.

To be the picture of one's mother, the picture of health.

noun
0
0
Anything regarded as having the compositional beauty of a painting or drawing.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
A mental image or impression; idea.
noun
0
0
A vivid or detailed description.

A picture of the times.

noun
0
0
All the facts or conditions of an event, collectively; situation.
noun
0
0
noun
0
0
noun
0
0
Advertisement
The image or succession of images on a TV or computer screen, as in a telecast or Webcast.
noun
0
0
To make a picture of by painting, drawing, photographing, etc.
verb
0
0
To make visible; show clearly; reflect.
verb
0
0
To describe or explain.
verb
0
0
To form a mental picture or impression of; imagine.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
In programming, a pattern that describes the type of data allowed in a field or the way the data should be printed. The pattern is made up of a character code for each character in the field; for example, 9999 is a picture for four numeric digits. A picture for a telephone number could be (999) 999-9999. Three alphanumerics followed by three numeric digits might be XXX999. Pictures are similar, but not identical, in all programming languages. See also graphics and graphics formats.
0
0
An image; a representation as in the imagination.
noun
0
0

There was a picture hanging above the fireplace.

noun
0
0

I took a picture of the church.

noun
0
0
(informal) A motion picture.

Casablanca is my all-time favorite picture.

noun
0
0
Advertisement
(dated, informal) ("the pictures") Cinema (as a form of entertainment)

Let's go to the pictures.

noun
0
0
A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).

She's the very picture of health.

noun
0
0
The art of painting; representation by painting.
noun
0
0
A figure; a model.
noun
0
0
To represent in or with a picture.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
verb
0
0
To depict.
verb
0
0
in (or out of) the picture
  • considered (or not considered) as involved in a situation
idiom
0
0

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in (<i>or</i> out of) the picture

Origin of picture

  • Middle English from Latin pictūra from pictus painted past participle of pingere to paint peig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English pycture, from Old French picture, from Latin pictÅ«ra (“the art of painting, a painting"), from pingō (“I paint").

    From Wiktionary