Picture Definition

pĭkchər
pictured, pictures, picturing
noun
pictures
An image or likeness of an object, person, or scene produced on a flat surface, esp. by painting, drawing, or photography.
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A printed reproduction of this.
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An image captured by or with a camera.
Tourists taking pictures.
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Anything closely resembling or strikingly typifying something else; perfect likeness or image.
To be the picture of one's mother, the picture of health.
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A vivid or detailed description.
A picture of the times.
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verb
pictured, pictures, picturing
To make visible; show clearly; reflect.
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To make a picture of by painting, drawing, photographing, etc.
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To describe or explain.
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To form a mental picture or impression of; imagine.
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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.
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idiom
in (<i>or</i> out of) the picture
  • considered (or not considered) as involved in a situation
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Other Word Forms of Picture

Noun

Singular:
picture
Plural:
pictures

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Picture

  • in (or 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

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