Picture - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpɪktʃər|  American pronunciation of the word picture
Brit.  |ˈpɪktʃə|  British pronunciation of the word picture
- a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface (syn: icon, ikon, image)
- graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface (syn: painting)
- a clear and telling mental image (syn: impression)
- a situation treated as an observable object (syn: scene)
- illustrations used to decorate or explain a text
- a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement (syn: film, flick, movie, pic)
- the visible part of a television transmission (syn: video)
- a graphic or vivid verbal description (syn: characterization, delineation, depiction, word- painting)
- a typical example of some state or quality
- a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format (syn: exposure, photo, photograph, pic)


- imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind (syn: envision, fancy, figure, image, project, see, visualize)
- show in, or as in, a picture (syn: depict, render, show)


I hung the picture on the wall.

The book has a lot of pictures.

Draw a picture of your house.

The staff looked at the financial picture of the company.

The overall economic picture is improving.

I can still picture the house I grew up in.

I can't picture changing jobs at this point in my life.

Picture what it would be like if you didn't own a car.

Can you picture him as a teacher?

The Central Library is out of the picture but it is on the left.

He is a picture of his mother.

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

Suddenly a skier was in the picture.

She was out of the picture faster than you can say vaarwel.

The group of four stopped during a short pause, forming a picture.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: picture
he/she/it: pictures
present participle: picturing
past tense: pictured
past participle: pictured
singular: picture
plural: pictures
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