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
Synonym: image, ikon, icon
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
Synonym: painting
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
a situation treated as an observable object
the political picture is favorable|the religious scene in England has changed in the last century
Synonym: scene
illustrations used to decorate or explain a text
the dictionary had many pictures
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
the visible part of a television transmission
they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone
Synonym: video
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
a typical example of some state or quality
the very picture of a modern general|she was the picture of despair
a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format
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
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
Synonym: depict, render, show