|1.||[ noun ] a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface|
|Synonyms:||image ikon icon|
"they showed us the pictures of their wedding" "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
|Related terms:||representation photograph collage drawing reflection sonogram inset panorama foil chiaroscuro iconography likeness bitmap cat_scan visualize|
|2.||[ noun ] (fine art) 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"
|Related terms:||graphic_art watercolor portrait landscape oil_painting abstraction nude trompe_l'oeil miniature monochrome seascape semi-abstraction sand_painting pentimento mural icon distemper still_life finger_painting finger-painting cityscape tanka daub paint|
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||image visualize|
|4.||[ noun ] a situation treated as an observable object|
"the political picture is favorable" or "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
|5.||[ verb ] imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind|
|Synonyms:||see envision visualize fancy figure visualise image project|
"I can't see him on horseback!" "I can see what will happen" "I can see a risk in this strategy"
|Related terms:||imagine understand visualise image mental_picture imagination illusion visionary visual_image fancy picturing figuration visualizer|
|6.||[ verb ] show in, or as in, a picture|
|Synonyms:||show depict render|
"This scene depicts country life" "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
|Related terms:||represent illustrate map art pictorial_representation depicting|
|7.||[ noun ] (television) the visible part of a television transmission|
"they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
|Related terms:||visual_communication TV|
|8.||[ noun ] illustrations used to decorate or explain a text|
"the dictionary had many pictures"
|9.||[ noun ] (film,performing arts) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement|
|Synonyms:||film movie motion_picture moving-picture_show picture_show motion-picture_show flick pic moving_picture|
"they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"
|Related terms:||show documentary silent_movie feature home_movie collage_film slow_motion 3D talking_picture rough_cut final_cut coming_attraction shoot-'em-up short_subject cinema_verite peepshow scene sequence subtitle credits credit film dub reshoot videotape synchronize film|
|10.||[ noun ] a graphic or vivid verbal description|
|Synonyms:||characterization delineation depiction word-painting characterisation word_picture|
"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"
|Related terms:||description portrayal epithet specify qualify delineate|
|11.||[ noun ] (psychology) a typical example of some state or quality|
"the very picture of a modern general" "she was the picture of despair"