Dictionary Results for picture


1. picture - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): image, icon, ikon

Hypernym(s): representation




2. picture - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): painting

Hypernym(s): graphic_art




3. picture - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): mental_picture, impression

Hypernym(s): image, mental_image




4. picture - noun

· a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"

Synonym(s): scene

Hypernym(s): situation, state_of_affairs




5. picture - noun

· illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures"

Synonym(s): pictorial_matter

Hypernym(s): illustration




6. picture - noun

· a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"

Synonym(s): movie, film, moving_picture, moving-picture_show, motion_picture, motion-picture_show, picture_show, pic, flick

Hypernym(s): show, product, production




7. picture - noun

· the visible part of a television transmission; "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"

Synonym(s): video

Hypernym(s): visual_communication




8. picture - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): word_picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, characterization, characterisation

Hypernym(s): description, verbal_description




9. picture - noun

· a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"

Hypernym(s): typification, exemplification




10. picture - noun

· a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

Synonym(s): photograph, photo, exposure, pic

Hypernym(s): representation




11. picture - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, image

Hypernym(s): imagine, conceive_of, ideate, envisage




12. picture - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): depict, render, show

Hypernym(s): represent, interpret





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