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pic·ture  (pkchr)
n.
1. A visual representation or image painted, drawn, photographed, or otherwise rendered on a flat surface.
2. A visible image, especially one on a flat surface or screen: the picture reflected in the lake; focused the picture on the movie screen.
3.
a. A vivid or realistic verbal description: a Shakespearean picture of guilt.
b. A vivid mental image.
4. A person or object bearing a marked resemblance to another: Shes the picture of her mother.
5. A person, object, or scene that typifies or embodies an emotion, state of mind, or mood: Your face was the very picture of horror.
6. The chief circumstances of an event or time; a situation.
7. A movie.
8. A tableau vivant.
tr.v. pic·tured, pic·tur·ing, pic·tures
1. To make a visible representation of.
2. To form a mental image of; visualize.
3. To describe vividly in words; make a verbal picture of: pictured their heroism in glowing language. See Synonyms at represent.

[Middle English, from Latin pictra, from pictus, painted, past participle of pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]


picture  /pktr/  n. 1 a drawing, painting, or photograph: The children draw pictures with crayons.||His picture is in the paper. 2 an example: She is a picture of good manners. 3 old usage a movie: We went to the cinema to see a picture (or) the pictures. 4 the outlook or future: The picture looks good for the success of our business. 5 an explanation or mental image: She tried to give us a picture of how a computer works. 6 (the quality of) an image on a TV or movie screen: This TV gets a really good picture. 7 infrml. to get the picture: to understand, see the meaning after some difficulty, (syn.) to catch on: After she explained the solution to the math problem, I said, Oh, now I get the picture. 8 infrml. to be in or out of the picture: to know or not to know the real situation: When she came back from vacation, she was out of the picture of what happened while she was away.
v. [T] -tured, -turing, -tures 1 to give a certain image of: The drawing pictured the man in an old chair with his dog. 2 to imagine: I pictured myself in a boat on a river.

Thesaurus: picture n. 1 a representation of s.t., image 2 a perfect example, model | the paragon,
epitome frml. 3 a film, the movies 4 conditions pl., the situation 5 an idea, a
concept 6 reception.
v. 1 to show, depict frml. 2 to see (oneself), dream of (oneself), envision. picture

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