the picture of
Definition of the picture of
1 : someone or something that looks exactly like (someone or something else) He is the picture of his father.
2 : a perfect example of (something) She is the picture of health.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: to paint or draw a representation, image, or visual conception of : depict
: to describe graphically in words
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