What does pictorial mean?

Definitions for pictorialpɪkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr i əl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pictorial(adj)

    a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures

  2. pictorial, pictural(adj)

    pertaining to or consisting of pictures

    "pictorial perspective"; "pictorial records"

  3. graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vivid(adj)

    evoking lifelike images within the mind

    "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"


  1. pictorial(Noun)

    a newspaper or magazine with many pictures, or section thereof

  2. pictorial(Noun)

    an article primarily featuring many photographs, or simply a collection of photographs

  3. pictorial(Noun)

    a stamp featuring a vignette of local scenery or culture.

  4. pictorial(Adjective)

    of, relating to, composed of, or illustrated by pictures

  5. pictorial(Adjective)

    described or otherwise represented as if in a picture; graphic or vivid

  6. pictorial(Adjective)

    stylistically similar to a painting, especially following pictorial conventions u2013 see pictorialism

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pictorial(adj)

    of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures; forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a pictorial imagination

  2. Origin: [L. pictorius, fr. pictor a painter, fr. pingere to paint. See Paint.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pictorial in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pictorial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul Klee:

    The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.

  2. Natalie Herschdorfer:

    The Picasso of photography was the Picasso of photography, the Picasso of photography had a 70-year career covering the whole 20th Century. All the genres of modern photography are represented in The Picasso of photography work, from the pictorial style of the 1900s to the modernist period. It's very rare.

  3. Mick Fleetwood:

    The new book is a pictorial book, which stays very much focused on the beginnings of Fleetwood Mac -- 1967 thought the next eight years -- and it's very much regarding what drove us as young musicians, which was blues, it's really a journey that chronicles all of those early years that are mostly unknown in America.

Images & Illustrations of pictorial

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Translations for pictorial

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • IllustrierteGerman
  • kuvallinen, maalauksellinen, kuvamerkki, kuvauksellinen, elävä, kuvareportaasi, kuvalehtiFinnish
  • illustréFrench
  • צִיוּרִיHebrew
  • 画報Japanese
  • 화보Korean
  • ilustrowany magazynPolish
  • [[иллюстри́рованный]] [[журна́л]], карти́нныйRussian
  • họa báoVietnamese

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