What does Picture mean?

Definitions for Picture
ˈpɪk tʃərPic·ture

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Picture.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. picture, image, icon, ikonnoun

    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"

  2. painting, picturenoun

    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"

  3. mental picture, picture, impressionnoun

    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"

  4. picture, scenenoun

    a situation treated as an observable object

    "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"

  5. picture, pictorial matternoun

    illustrations used to decorate or explain a text

    "the dictionary had many pictures"

  6. movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flicknoun

    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"

  7. video, picturenoun

    the visible part of a television transmission

    "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"

  8. word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisationnoun

    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. picturenoun

    a typical example of some state or quality

    "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"

  10. photograph, photo, exposure, picture, picverb

    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

  11. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, imageverb

    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"

  12. picture, depict, render, showverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. picturenoun

    A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.

  2. picturenoun

    An image; a representation as in the imagination.

  3. picturenoun

    A painting.

    There was a picture hanging above the fireplace.

  4. picturenoun

    A photograph.

    I took a picture of that church.

  5. picturenoun

    A motion picture.

    Casablanca is my all-time favorite picture.

  6. picturenoun

    Cinema

    Let's go to the pictures.

  7. picturenoun

    A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).

    She's the very picture of health.

  8. pictureverb

    To represent in or with a picture.

  9. pictureverb

    To imagine or envision.

  10. pictureverb

    To depict.

  11. Etymology: From pycture, from picture, from pictura, from pingo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Picturenoun

    the art of painting; representation by painting

  2. Picturenoun

    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

  3. Picturenoun

    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

  4. Pictureverb

    to draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring before the mind

Freebase

  1. Picture

    Picture is a Dutch heavy metal band. They are noted for being the first band in the country to play heavy metal. Formed in 1979, they were especially popular in the Netherlands, Germany and Italy for their live performances. They still have a huge fan base in South America, Mexico and Japan. Picture supported AC/DC, Ted Nugent and Saxon in the Netherlands. With Saxon, they did a full European tour in 1981. Later on they toured with Rose Tattoo in Germany and headlined tours in Italy and Israel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Picture

    pik′tūr, n. a painting: a likeness in colours: a drawing: painting: a resemblance: an image: a vivid verbal description.—v.t. to paint, to represent by painting: to form a likeness of in the mind: to describe vividly in words.—n. Pic′tograph, a picture or pictorial sign: a piece of picture-writing.—adj. Pictograph′ic.—n. Pictog′raphy.—adjs. Pictō′rial, Pic′tūral, relating to pictures: illustrated by pictures: consisting of pictures.—adv. Pictō′rially.—ns. Pic′tūral (Spens.), a picture; Pic′ture-book, a book of pictures; Pic′ture-frame, a frame surrounding a picture; Pic′ture-gall′ery, a gallery, or large room, in which pictures are hung up for exhibition; Pic′ture-rod, a rod running round the upper part of the wall of a room, from which pictures are hung; Pic′ture-writ′ing, the use of pictures to express ideas or relate events. [L. picturapingĕre, pictum, to paint.]

Editors Contribution

  1. picture

    A visual creation using our mind or imagination.

    She loved to paint pictures using her imagination.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Picture' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #988

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Picture' in Written Corpus Frequency: #880

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Picture' in Nouns Frequency: #247

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Picture' in Verbs Frequency: #1011

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Picture in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Picture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Picture in a Sentence

  1. Mark Faldowski:

    Mark Faldowski felt, as young men, if not Mark Faldowski to help these families, then who ? we never wanted to paint the picture of how someone died ; but how they lived. We wanted to help Gold Star families to identify Gold Star families loved ones ’ legacy.

  2. Hank Johnson:

    The picture of President Trump and President Zelensky meeting in New York in September at the UN -- big chair for President Trump, little chair for President Zelensky. Big, 6-foot-4 President Trump, five-foot-eleven President Zelensky. ... Theres an imbalance of power in that relationship.

  3. Anton Hart:

    This NOT a picture of Anton Hart the publisher. See/search www.longwoods.com

  4. David Frei:

    She saw a picture of the dog doing exactly what it was bred to do, it was built perfectly, has an active, easy gait, and is elegant in the way that Sir Walter Scott had in mind when Sir Walter Scott called the Deerhound the most perfect creature.

  5. Mary Alvord:

    On the other hand, kids and teens, say with temporary acne, might welcome a touched up picture that does n’t accentuate what they look like that particular day – for all the upcoming years to remember.

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