NounPicture (plural Pictures)
- A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.
- An image; a representation as in the imagination.
- A painting.
- There was a picture hanging above the fireplace.
- A photograph.
- I took a picture of that church.
- (informal) A motion picture.
- Casablanca is my all-time favorite picture.
- (dated, informal) ("the pictures") Cinema (as a form of entertainment)
- Let's go to the pictures.
- A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).
- She's the very picture of health.
- (representation as in the imagination): image
- (transitive) To represent in or with a picture.
- (transitive) To imagine or envision.
- Picture yourself on a beach.
- (transitive) To depict.
Adjectives for Picture
naturalistic; consistent; coordinated; exaggerated; kaleidoscopic; flaming; ineloquent; amorous; portrait; furry; spectacular; muscular; alert; surreptitious; delicate; dazzl-ling; smiling; luminescent; casual; gay; authentic; elucidating; heavenly; amusing; handsome; paltry; striking; charming; improbable; tender; colored; ineffectual; vivid; conventional; scandalous; arresting; constant; wide; unchanged; forbidding; fascinating; living; veracious; touching; poetic; idyllic; affecting; ensemble; monotonous; pathetic; sacred; classical; religious; unrelated; tragic; philanthropic; dramatic; imaginary; lifeless; vitalized; tone; far-spreading; intimate; varied; dreary; unattractive; entrancing; ludicrous; truthful; well-painted; jumbled; provocative; lurid; moderate; radiant; dumb; black; horrible; finished; idealized; breathing; accurate; lively; grim; etched; mental; deplorable; incomparable; fresh; gilt; moving; notable; comprehensive; imposing; ghastly; emblematic; melancholy; crimson; degrading; allegorical; verbal; coherent; lovely; world-famous; unusual; illuminating; creamy; colorful; outstanding; nature; marvelous; remarkable; alluring; suggestive; candid; contemporaneous; immortal; gloomy; delightful; fleeting; cloud; inimitable; priceless; resplendent; bright; stark; impressive; retinal; choice; instantaneous; incredible; unique; interesting; distinct; decorative; imaginary; blurred; depressing; rhetorical; crude; symmetrical; bewitching; hideous; commercial; glowing; realistic; ghostly; unforgettable; fantastic; penitentiary; composite; dreamy.
Verbs for Picture
animate—; ban—; blur—; cherish—; clarify —; complicate—; conjure up—; convey—to; delineate—; digest—; distort—; dominate —; embellish—; evoke—; execute—; exhibit—; fade from—; fashion—; harmonize with—; intersperse with—s; mar—; obliterate—; relish—; reproduce—; shade—; shadow—; transmute—; —contrasts with; —depicts; —materializes; —reveals; —revolves around; —unfolds; focus upon—.
Adverbs for Picture
vividly; authentically; artistically; brilliantly; faithfully; eloquently; effectually; scandalously; speculatively; fatalistically; ruthlessly; mystically; cynically; speciously; intellectually.
3-D, CRT spot, Cinemascope, Cinerama, DM display, Doppler signal, IF signal, IM display, RF echoes, Technicolor, Telephoto, Vorstellung, Western, Wirephoto, abstract, abstraction, aerial photograph, ally, altarpiece, alter ego, analogon, analogue, animated cartoon, approach, arrangement, artwork, associate, attack, badge, banner, beam, beat signal, black spot, black-and-white film, black-and-white photograph, blips, block print, bloom, blooping, blueprint, blueprinting, bounces, brass tacks, bring to life, brother, calculation, call to mind, call up, cameo, candid photograph, carbon copy, cartoon, catalog, cataloging, catch a likeness, certified copy, chalk, character, character sketch, characteristic, characterization, characterize, charcoal, chart, charting, cheesecake, chiller, chronophotograph, cine, cinema, close copy, close match, cognate, collage, color, color film, color photograph, color print, companion, complement, concept, conception, conceptualization, congenator, congener, conjure up, contrivance, coordinate, copy, correlate, correlative, correspondent, counterfeit, counterpart, crayon, creepie, crosshatch, cyclorama, dash off, daub, dead ringer, definition, delineate, delineation, depict, depiction, describe, description, design, details, device, diagram, diapositive, differentia, diptych, display, disposition, documentary, documentary film, doodle, double, double-dot display, draft, draw, drawing, duplicate, earmark, echo, echo signal, ectype, educational film, effigy, eidetic image, embodiment, engraving, enterprise, envisage, envisagement, envisaging, envision, envisioning, epitome, equivalent, essence, essential facts, essentials, evocation, evoke, exact likeness, express, eyeful, facsimile, fair copy, faithful copy, fake, fancy, feature, fellow, figuring, film, flare, flick, flicker, foresight, forethought, forgery, fresco, fringe area, game, ghost, give words to, granulation, graphic account, graphing, grid, ground plan, guidelines, hallmark, hard shadow, hatch, heliochrome, heliograph, hit off, horror picture, horse opera, icon, idea, idiosyncrasy, idol, illumination, illustrate, illustration, image, imagery, imagery study, imagine, imaging, imagism, imitation, impression, incarnation, index, indicant, indicator, insignia, intention, interpret, itemization, just see, keynote, kindred spirit, layout, lifelike image, like, likeness, limn, limning, lineup, living image, living picture, local oscillator signal, long-range plan, map, mapping, mark, master plan, match, mate, measure, mental image, mental picture, mental representation, method, methodology, miniature, mirroring, model, montage, mosaic, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, mug, mug shot, multiple image, mural, near duplicate, newsreel, noise, notate, note, notion, nudie, objectification, objectify, obverse, operations research, organization, outline, output signal, paint, paint a picture, painting, panorama, parallel, particularization, pasticcio, pastiche, peculiarity, pencil, pendant, personification, phony, photo, photobiography, photochronograph, photodrama, photograph, photomap, photomicrograph, photomontage, photomural, photoplay, picture noise, picture shifts, picture show, picturing, picturize, pinup, pips, plan, planning, planning function, poem, poetic imagery, pornographic film, portrait, portraiture, portray, portrayal, prearrangement, presentment, preview, print, procedure, profile, program, program of action, property, prototype, radar signal, rain, rationalization, reading, realize, reciprocal, reflection, register, render, rendering, rendition, represent, representation, representative, reproduction, resemblance, return, return signal, ringer, rolling, rub, rubbing, scanning pattern, schedule, schema, schematism, schematization, schematize, scheme, scheme of arrangement, scintillation, scratch, scumble, seal, second self, see, semblance, set forth, setup, shade, shading, shadow, short, shot, show, sigil, sign, signal, signal display, signature, silent, silent film, similitude, simulacrum, sister, sketch, skin flick, slide, snap, snapshot, sneak preview, snow, snowstorm, soul mate, spaghetti Western, specification, spit, spit and image, spitting image, spot, stained glass window, stamp, stencil, still, still life, still photograph, strategic plan, strategy, such, suchlike, summon up, sure sign, symbolize, symptom, system, systematization, tableau, tactical plan, tactics, take a rubbing, talkie, talking picture, tally, tapestry, target image, telephotograph, telltale sign, the big picture, the data, the details, the dope, the facts, the information, the like of, the likes of, the particulars, the picture, the scoop, the score, the specifics, the whole story, thing of beauty, thriller, tint, trace, trace out, trace over, tracing, trailer, trait, transmitter signal, transparency, triptych, twin, underground film, understanding, very image, very picture, video signal, vignette, vision, visual image, visualization, visualize, vivid description, wall painting, way, word painting, word-painting, working plan, write
- (RP) IPA: /ˈpɪktʃə/, SAMPA: /"pIktS@/
- (GenAm) IPA: /ˈpɪk(t)ʃɚ/, SAMPA: /"pIk(t)S@`/
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- Rhymes: -ɪktʃə(r)
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- Picture in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Picture in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911