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picture

noun

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1 a two-dimensional design intended to look like a person or thing
  • using only watercolors, she produced a strikingly lifelike picture of her mother

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2 a story told by means of a series of continuously projected pictures and a sound track
  • the actor's latest picture is another thriller

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3 a vivid representation in words of someone or something
  • the newspaper report gives a detailed picture of the current situation in that troubled country

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4 position with regard to conditions and circumstances
  • when personal opinion becomes part of the picture, the journalist isn't just reporting the news

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5 something or someone that strongly resembles another
  • the young teen is the very picture of her mother

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7 pictures plural the art or business of making a movie
  • hoping for a career in pictures

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picture

verb

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1 to present a picture of
  • the famous painting that pictures the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence

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2 to form a mental picture of
  • could easily picture the mining town from the vivid description of it in the author's memoirs

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3 to give a representation or account of in words
  • pictured the sailing ship in vivid language

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4 to make a representation of by producing lines on a surface
  • the next assignment is to picture your own face using colored pencils

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The first known use of picture was in the 15th century

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pictorials

picture

picture-book

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“Picture.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/picture. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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