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Meaning of PICTURE

Pronunciation:  'pikchur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
  2. [n]  a visual representation of an object or scene or person produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
  3. [n]  a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
  4. [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"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
  5. [n]  the visible part of a television transmission; "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
  6. [n]  a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
  7. [n]  illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures"
  8. [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"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
  9. [n]  a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
  10. [v]  imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
  11. [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"

PICTURE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: characterisation, characterization, delineation, depict, depiction, envision, fancy, figure, film, flick, image, image, impression, mental picture, motion picture, movie, moving picture, painting, pic, pictorial matter, picture show, project, render, scene, see, show, video, visualise, visualize, word picture, word-painting
 See Also: 3D, 3-D, abstraction, bitmap, caption, chiaroscuro, cinema verite, coming attraction, conceive of, credit, credits, cyclorama, daub, description, diorama, docudrama, documentary, documentary film, drawing, electronic image, envisage, episode, epithet, exemplification, exposure, feature, feature film, finger painting, foil, graphic art, home movie, icon, ideate, ikon, illumination, illustrate, illustration, image, imagine, infotainment, inset, interpret, landscape, likeness, map, mental image, miniature, monochrome, mural, nude, nude painting, oil painting, panorama, peepshow, photo, photograph, pic, portrait, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, reflection, reflexion, represent, representation, sand painting, scene, seascape, semblance, semi-abstraction, sequence, shoot-'em-up, short subject, shot, show, silent movie, situation, slow motion, sonogram, state of affairs, still life, subtitle, talkie, talking picture, telecasting, television, three-D, transparency, trompe l'oeil, TV, typification, verbal description, visual communication, wall painting, watercolor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Liv"ing pic"ture\
    A tableau in which persons take part; also, specif., such a
    tableau as imitating a work of art.
  2. \Pic"ture\, n.
    {Animated picture}, a moving picture. Pierre-perdu
  3. \Pic"ture\, n. [L. pictura, fr. pingere, pictum, to
    paint: cf. F. peinture. See {Paint}.]
    1. The art of painting; representation by painting. [Obs.]
             Any well-expressed image . . . either in picture or
             sculpture.                            --Sir H.
    2. A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a
       building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, produced
       by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography,
       etc.; a representation in colors. By extension, a figure;
       a model.
             Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects.
             The young king's picture . . . in virgin wax.
    3. An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the
       eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings
       vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the
       picture of his father; the man is the picture of grief.
             My eyes make pictures when they are shut.
    Note: Picture is often used adjectively, or in forming
          self-explaining compounds; as, picture book or
          picture-book, picture frame or picture-frame, picture
          seller or picture-seller, etc.
    {Picture gallery}, a gallery, or large apartment, devoted to
       the exhibition of pictures.
    {Picture red}, a rod of metal tube fixed to the walls of a
       room, from which pictures are hung.
    {Picture writing}.
       (a) The art of recording events, or of expressing
           messages, by means of pictures representing the
           actions or circumstances in question. --Tylor.
       (b) The record or message so represented; as, the picture
           writing of the American Indians.
    Syn: {Picture}, {Painting}.
    Usage: Every kind of representation by drawing or painting is
           a picture, whether made with oil colors, water colors,
           pencil, crayons, or India ink; strictly, a painting is
           a picture made by means of colored paints, usually
           applied moist with a brush.
  4. \Pic"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pictured}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Picturing}.]
    To draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to
    represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring
    before the mind. ``I . . . do picture it in my mind.''
          I have not seen him so pictured.         --Shak.
Computing Dictionary


Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a picture in your dream, symbolizes a mental imprint that remains persistent in your mind. There may be permanence in your actions. Also consider the pun on "picture this" or "seeing the big picture" in a situation. Dreaming that you are taking a picture, suggests that you need to get a good understanding and gain more information on some issue. You need to focus more attention to some situation or relationship. Perhaps you feel that you need to recapture some past moments in a relationship. Seeing a black and white picture in your dream indicates that you need to consider opposing views/values. Alternatively, it may denote you need to add more color and pizazz to you life. Seeing a blurry picture in your dream, suggests that your memory of the depicted event, incident, or people, is fading. Perhaps you need to let go of the past and stop holding on to what was and concentrate on what is. On the other hand, you are attempting to disguise a situation and refusing to see it as it really is. You need to learn acceptance.
Thesaurus Terms
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