a picture is worth a thousand words

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a picture is worth a thousand words

used to say that it is often easier to show something in a picture than to describe it with words

Word by Word Definitions

picture play
  1. : a design or representation made by various means (such as painting, drawing, or photography)

  2. : a description so vivid or graphic as to suggest a mental image or give an accurate idea of something

  3. : a mental image

  1. : to paint or draw a representation, image, or visual conception of : depict

  2. : to describe graphically in words

  3. : to form a mental image of : imagine

worth play
  1. : become

  1. : having monetary or material value

  2. : estimable

  1. : monetary value

  2. : the equivalent of a specified amount or figure

  3. : the value of something measured by its qualities or by the esteem in which it is held

  1. : equal in value to

  2. : having assets or income equal to

  3. : deserving of

thousand play
  1. : a number equal to 10 times 100 — see Table of Numbers

  2. : a very large number

word play words
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak


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