Definitions of picture

  1. 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"
  2. 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. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; " the dictionary had many pictures"
  9. a typical example of some state or quality; " the very picture of a modern general"; " she was the picture of despair"
  10. the visible part of a television transmission; " they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
  11. a situation treated as an observable object; " the political picture is favorable"; " the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
  12. a visual representation ( of an object or scene or person or abstraction) 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"
  13. The art of painting; representation by painting.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. To draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring before the mind.
  17. A painting, drawing, etc., of a person, object, scene, or incident; a likeness or image; a mental image; bodily representation; as he was the picture of despair; vivid description in words.
  18. To represent in a painting, etc.; to describe vividly; to form a mental image of.
  19. A painting: a likeness in colors: a drawing: painting: a resemblance: an image.
  20. To paint, to represent by painting: to form an ideal likeness of: to describe vividly.
  21. A painting; drawing; resemblance.
  22. To represent in, or as in, a picture.
  23. To represent, as by a painting or drawing; depict.
  24. A representation by lines or colors, as a drawing, engraving, painting, or photograph; image; resemblance.
  25. A painting or drawing exhibiting the resemblance of anything; a likeness; representation; description.
  26. To paint or draw resemblances; to represent; to describe vividly.
  27. Any likeness or resemblance made on a flat surface with colours; a drawing; the work of a painter; a representation or description in words.
  28. To paint a resemblance of in colours; to form an ideal likeness of; to describe in a florid or vivid manner.

Usage examples for picture

  1. And suddenly the picture was clear. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. What a sad picture of war was there! – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  3. But the eyes of the picture followed her, and she liked it. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  4. These letters say so; And here is your picture how you have changed! – Poems by Elizabeth Stoddard
  5. Have you a picture of him? – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. She took Ralston's picture in her hand and held it to the light. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  7. I am a picture – Frank Merriwell's Chums by Burt L. Standish
  8. Madelon had not heard much about the Crimea, and did not very well know what Horace meant; but she understood the first part of his speech, and she, too, laughed at this picture of herself in a little red coat. – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  9. He lifted his eyes and looked at the picture before him. – Desert Love by Joan Conquest
  10. The girl there in the picture – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  11. " I seen that when I looked at her picture – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  12. If there was a picture there of Mrs. Van Burnam, he took it, for he departed very suddenly one night. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  13. " I really fell in love with that picture – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  14. Is it your sweet heart's picture – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  15. And always, in the back of his mind, was the picture of Gail Thorpe as she had turned from him that afternoon. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  16. Oh, how can I look my grandmother's picture in the face after this? – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  17. I should never have felt quite the same to him again, I think, if he had stared and asked " What dream picture – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  18. Probably he killed her off too young, before she had time to get her picture taken. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  19. I remember; the Bradshaws have a picture by him in their dining- room. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  20. For look on this picture and on this! – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade