paint/draw a picture of

Definition of paint/draw a picture of

  1. :  to create an idea or understanding of (something or someone) through words, facts, etc. The author paints a disturbing picture of life in the camp. These statistics draw a clear picture of how the population is aging.

Word by Word Definitions

paintplay
  1. :  to apply color, pigment, or paint to

    :  to color with a cosmetic

    :  to apply with a movement resembling that used in painting

  1. :  the action of painting :  something produced by painting

    :  makeup

    :  a cosmetic to add color

drawplay
  1. :  to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance :  pull : such as

    :  to move (something, such as a covering) over or to one side

    :  to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried

  1. :  the act or process of drawing (see 1draw) : such as

    :  a sucking pull on something held with the lips

    :  a removal of a handgun from its holster

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

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

    :  a mental image

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

    :  illustrate

    :  to describe graphically in words


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