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English noun: picture

1. picture (artifact) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface


SamplesThey showed us the pictures of their wedding.
A movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them.


Synonymsicon, ikon, image


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)bitmap, CAT scan, chiaroscuro, collage, computer graphic, cyclorama, diorama, echogram, electronic image, foil, graphic, iconography, inset, likeness, montage, panorama, reflection, reflexion, scan, semblance, sonogram, transparency

2. picture (artifact) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface


SamplesA small painting by Picasso.
He bought the painting as an investment.
His pictures hang in the Louvre.


Synonymspainting


Broader (hypernym)graphic art


Narrower (hyponym)abstraction, cityscape, daub, distemper, finger-painting, icon, ikon, illumination, landscape, miniature, monochrome, mural, nude, nude painting, oil painting, pentimento, sand painting, seascape, semi-abstraction, still life, tanka, trompe l'oeil, wall painting, water-color, water-colour, watercolor, watercolour, waterscape

3. picture (cognition) a clear and telling mental image


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsimpression, mental picture


Broader (hypernym)image, mental image

4. picture (state) a situation treated as an observable object


SamplesThe political picture is favorable.
The religious scene in England has changed in the last century.


Synonymsscene


Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs

5. picture (communication) illustrations used to decorate or explain a text


SamplesThe dictionary had many pictures.


Synonymspictorial matter


Broader (hypernym)illustration

6. picture (communication) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement


SamplesThey went to a movie every Saturday night.
The film was shot on location.


Synonymsfilm, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture show


Broader (hypernym)product, production, show


Narrower (hyponym)3-D, 3D, cinema verite, collage film, coming attraction, docudrama, documentary, documentary film, feature, feature film, film noir, final cut, home movie, infotainment, musical, musical comedy, musical theater, rough cut, shoot-'em-up, short subject, silent movie, silent picture, silents, skin flick, slow motion, talkie, talking picture, telefilm, three-D


Part holonymcaption, credit, credits, episode, scene, sequence, shot, subtitle


Domain category membersdub, film, reshoot, shoot, synchronise, synchronize, take, tape, videotape

7. picture (communication) the visible part of a television transmission


SamplesThey could still receive the sound but the picture was gone.


Synonymsvideo


Broader (hypernym)visual communication


Part meronymtelecasting, television, TV, video

8. picture (communication) a graphic or vivid verbal description


SamplesToo 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.


Synonymscharacterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, word picture, word-painting


Broader (hypernym)description, verbal description


Narrower (hyponym)epithet, portrait, portraiture, portrayal

9. picture (cognition) a typical example of some state or quality


SamplesThe very picture of a modern general.
She was the picture of despair.


Broader (hypernym)exemplification, typification

10. picture (artifact) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material


Synonymsexposure, photo, photograph, pic


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)arial mosaic, beefcake, black and white, blowup, blueprint, cheesecake, closeup, daguerreotype, enlargement, frame, glossy, headshot, hologram, holograph, longshot, magnification, microdot, monochrome, mosaic, mug shot, mugshot, photocopy, photographic print, photomicrograph, photomosaic, print, radiogram, radiograph, scene, shadowgraph, shot, shot, skiagram, skiagraph, snap, snapshot, spectrogram, spectrograph, stereo, stereoscopic photograph, stereoscopic picture, still, telephoto, telephotograph, telephotograph, time exposure, vignette, wedding picture


English verb: picture

1. picture (creation) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind


SamplesI can't see him on horseback!.
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy.


Synonymsenvision, fancy, figure, image, project, see, visualise, visualize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine


Verb grouprealise, realize, see, understand, visualise, visualize

2. picture (creation) show in, or as in, a picture


SamplesThis scene depicts country life.
The face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting.


Synonymsdepict, render, show


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent


Narrower (hyponym)illustrate, map


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production









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