What does depict mean?

Definitions for depict
dɪˈpɪktde·pict

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. depict(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depict

    depicted

    Etymology: [L. depictus, p. p. of depingere to depict; de- + pingere to paint. See Paint, and cf. Depaint, p. p.]

  2. Depict

    depicted

    Etymology: [L. depictus, p. p. of depingere to depict; de- + pingere to paint. See Paint, and cf. Depaint, p. p.]

  3. Depict(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. depictus, p. p. of depingere to depict; de- + pingere to paint. See Paint, and cf. Depaint, p. p.]

  4. Depict(verb)

    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

  1. Depict

    de-pikt′, v.t. to paint carefully: to make a likeness of: to describe minutely. [L. depingĕre, depictumde, inten., pingĕre, to paint.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce depict?

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How to say depict in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depict in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of depict in a Sentence

  1. Louis Leterrier:

    It's not like I can go and cast Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts and I know what Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts're going to bring to me, i had to build my Brad Pitt and build my Julia Roberts and describe to incredible sculptors the emotion that I wanted to depict and the raw puppets to have. It's so important, in the colors, the textures, everything -- every detail in a certain puppet is creating a character.

  2. Superintendent Errick L. Greene:

    ( Jackson Public Schools) has a great deal of respect and appreciation for our law enforcement partners, the band's performance does not depict the values and people in our community, and was incredibly insensitive to the students, families, law enforcement officials and the entire Brookhaven community. For this we sincerely apologize to all, and we pledge to do better in the future.

  3. Franz Kompisch:

    You chose the safe desk job, what you consider to be moral guilt and what you depict as being a cog in the wheel is exactly what lawmakers view as being an accessory to murder.

  4. William Ralph Inge:

    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.

  5. The Australian:

    The Council considers that the cartoon uses exaggeration and absurdity to make its point, but accepts the publisher's claim that it does not depict Ms. Williams as an ape, rather showing her as 'spitting the dummy'.

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