English noun: picture
|1.||picture (artifact) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface|
|Samples||They showed us the pictures of their wedding.|
A movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them.
|Synonyms||icon, ikon, image|
|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|
|Samples||A small painting by Picasso.|
He bought the painting as an investment.
His pictures hang in the Louvre.
|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|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||impression, mental picture|
|Broader (hypernym)||image, mental image|
|4.||picture (state) a situation treated as an observable object|
|Samples||The political picture is favorable.|
The religious scene in England has changed in the last century.
|Broader (hypernym)||situation, state of affairs|
|5.||picture (communication) illustrations used to decorate or explain a text|
|Samples||The dictionary had many pictures.|
|6.||picture (communication) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement|
|Samples||They went to a movie every Saturday night.|
The film was shot on location.
|Synonyms||film, 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 holonym||caption, credit, credits, episode, scene, sequence, shot, subtitle|
|Domain category members||dub, film, reshoot, shoot, synchronise, synchronize, take, tape, videotape|
|7.||picture (communication) the visible part of a television transmission|
|Samples||They could still receive the sound but the picture was gone.|
|Broader (hypernym)||visual communication|
|Part meronym||telecasting, television, TV, video|
|8.||picture (communication) a graphic or vivid verbal description|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||characterisation, 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|
|Samples||The 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|
|Synonyms||exposure, photo, photograph, pic|
|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|
|Samples||I can't see him on horseback!.|
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy.
|Synonyms||envision, fancy, figure, image, project, see, visualise, visualize|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
|Broader (hypernym)||conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine|
|Verb group||realise, realize, see, understand, visualise, visualize|
|2.||picture (creation) show in, or as in, a picture|
|Samples||This scene depicts country life.|
The face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting.
|Synonyms||depict, render, show|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||interpret, represent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||illustrate, map|
|Domain category||art, artistic creation, artistic production|