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Meaning of DEPICT

Pronunciation:  di'pikt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
  2. [v]  show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
  3. [v]  make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"

DEPICT is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: describe, draw, limn, picture, portray, render, show
 See Also: adumbrate, delineate, exposit, expound, illustrate, interpret, map, outline, represent, represent, set forth, sketch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*pict"\, p. p. [L. depictus, p. p. of depingere to
    depict; de- + pingere to paint. See {Paint}, and cf.
    {Depaint}, p. p.]
    Depicted. --Lydgate.
  2. \De*pict"\, p. p. [L. depictus, p. p. of depinger? to
    depict; de- + pingere to paint. See {Paint}, and cf.
    {Depaint}, p. p.]
    Depicted. --Lydgate.
  3. \De*pict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depicted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Depicting}.]
    1. To form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture;
       to paint; to portray.
             His arms are fairly depicted in his chamber.
    2. To represent in words; to describe vividly.
             C[ae]sar's gout was then depicted in energetic
             language.                             --Motley.
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