Definitions for depict
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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"
describe, depict, drawverb
give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
portray, depict, limnverb
make a portrait of
"Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: depingo depictum, Latin.
The cowards of Lacedemon depicted upon their shields the most terrible beasts they could imagine. Jeremy Taylor, Worthy Comm.
When the distractions of a tumult are sensibly depicted, every object and every occurrence are so presented to your view, that while you read, you seem indeed to see them. Henry Felton.
Depict means to represent or portray something in a picture, sculpture, literature, or other artistic form. It can also denote giving a detailed description of something or representing it visually.
to form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray
to represent in words; to describe vividly
Etymology: [L. depictus, p. p. of depingere to depict; de- + pingere to paint. See Paint, and cf. Depaint, p. p.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-pikt′, v.t. to paint carefully: to make a likeness of: to describe minutely. [L. depingĕre, depictum—de, inten., pingĕre, to paint.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'depict' in Verbs Frequency: #867
The numerical value of depict in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of depict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Our paper bills and the images of great American leaders and landmarks that they depict have long been a way for us to honor our past and discuss our values, this decision of putting a woman on the $ 10 bill reflects our aspirations for the future as much as the reflections of the past.
Because women live creatively, they rarely experience the need to depict or write about that which to them is a primary experience and which men know only at a second remove. Women create naturally, men create artificially.
It is important to note that these standards are also informed by race, class and ability among other intersections, i have always been aware that I can never represent all trans people. No one or two or three trans people can. This is why we need diverse media representations of trans folks to multiply trans narratives in the media and depict our beautiful diversities.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
There are Hollywood movies that depict Muslims in a much worse manner than any scene Bang Bros [the production company] could produce.
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- описвам, изобразявамBulgarian
- beschreiben, abbilden, darstellenGerman
- représenter, décrireFrench
- चित्रित करनाHindi
- lerajzol, leír, lefestHungarian
- raffigura, rappresentaItalian
- afbeelden, beschrijvenDutch
- picta, reprezenta, ilustra, descrie, înfățișaRomanian
- обрисо́вывать, обрисова́ть, изобрази́ть, изобража́ть, опи́сывать, описа́тьRussian
- skildra, framställaSwedish
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