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picture

pic·ture

picture

 
 
pronunciation:
pIk chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a painting, drawing, or photograph.
 
synonyms:
drawing, likeness
similar words:
artwork, black and white, daguerreotype, design, etching, gouache, graphic, icon, illustration, line drawing, oil painting, painting, pastel, photo, photograph, portrait, portrayal, representation, sketch, snapshot, tintype, wash, watercolor
definition 2: a description or representation.
synonyms:
depiction, likeness, portrayal, representation
similar words:
description, idea, illustration, image, painting, sketch
definition 3: a motion picture; movie; film.
synonyms:
film, motion picture, movie, moving picture
similar words:
cinema, feature, screening, show, showing
definition 4: a good example.
a woman who is the picture of energy and good health
synonyms:
case, example, exemplar, instance, paradigm
similar words:
illustration, model, prototype, sample, specimen
definition 5: situation.
The political picture is clouded now.
synonyms:
circumstance, condition, plight, situation
similar words:
dilemma, predicament, quandary, state
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pictured, pictures, picturing
definition 1: to create a mental image of; imagine.
I can't picture her playing jazz.
synonyms:
dream of, envisage, envision, fantasize, imagine, visualize
similar words:
conceive, fancy, idealize, image, think of
definition 2: to make a drawing, painting, or photograph of.
synonyms:
delineate, depict, portray, represent
similar words:
draw, illustrate, image, limn, paint, photograph, sketch, trace
definition 3: to describe, esp. in visual detail.
synonyms:
delineate, describe, paint, portray
similar words:
depict, detail, illustrate, image
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