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Overview of noun picture

The noun picture has 10 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (25) picture, image, icon, ikon

(a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them")

2. (24) painting, picture

(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")

3. (22) mental picture, picture, impression

(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")

4. (10) picture, scene

(a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century")

5. (3) picture, pictorial matter

(illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures")

6. (3) movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick

(a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location")

7. (3) video, picture

(the visible part of a television transmission; "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone")

8. (2) word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation

(a graphic or vivid verbal description; "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")

9. (1) picture

(a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair")

10. photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic

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


Overview of verb picture

The verb picture has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image

(imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy")

2. (4) picture, depict, render, show

(show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting")

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