Definitions for depictdɪˈpɪkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate.

  2. to represent or characterize in words; describe.

Origin of depict:

1625–35; < L dēpictus, ptp. of dēpingere=dē-de - +pingere to paint


Princeton's WordNet

  1. picture, depict, render, show(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"

  2. describe, depict, draw(verb)

    give a description of

    "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

  3. portray, depict, limn(verb)

    make a portrait of

    "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. depict(verb)ɪˈpɪkt

    to describe sth using words or pictures

    a film depicting the Korean War

  2. depictɪˈpɪkt

    to show a particular subject in a picture

    an image depicting polar bears on melting ice


  1. depict(Verb)

    To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.

Webster Dictionary

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  3. Depict(verb)

    to form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray

  4. Depict(verb)

    to represent in words; to describe vividly

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'depict' in Verbs Frequency: #867

Translations for depict

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to paint, draw etc.

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