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picture

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of picture

  1. 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 Synonyms of picture icon (also ikon), illustration, image, likeness Words Related to picture delineation, depiction, representation, resemblance, view; portrait; daub, drawing, finger painting; etching, silhouette, sketch, watercolor; caricature, cartoon, doodle; collage, montage, photograph; hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, ideogram, ideograph; pictograph; diagram

  2. 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 Synonyms of picture film, flick, flicker, motion picture, moving picture, movieWords Related to picture animated cartoon, cartoon, docudrama, documentary, feature, featurette, short, short subject; silent, talkie; B movie, B picture, cofeature

  3. 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 Synonyms of picture definition, delineation, depiction, description, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, rendering, sketch, vignetteWords Related to picture account, anecdote, chronicle, narrative, report, story, tale, yarn; demonstration, exemplification, illustration; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition

  4. 4 position with regard to conditions and circumstances when personal opinion becomes part of the picture, the journalist isn't just reporting the news Synonyms of picture ball game, deal, footing, situation, posture, scene, status, storyWords Related to picture rank, standing; place, spot, state; score, status quo

  5. 5 something or someone that strongly resembles another the young teen is the very picture of her mother Synonyms of picture alter ego, carbon, carbon copy, clone, counterpart, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), double, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, fetch, likeness, look-alike, match, mirror image, image, replica, ringer, spit, spitting image, twinWords Related to picture Chinese copy; effigy, portrait, portrayal; companion, fellow, mate; equal, equivalent; analogue (or analog), parallelNear Antonyms of picture antithesis, converse, opposite, reverse

  6. 6 something imagined or pictured in the mind I think I get the picture: you want me to leave Synonyms of picture abstraction, cogitation, concept, conception, image, impression, intellection, mind's eye, notion, idea, thoughtWords Related to picture apprehension, premonition, presentiment; preconception, prejudice, prepossession; chimera, delusion, hallucination, illusion, phantasm (also fantasm); caprice, conceit, fancy, freak, kink, vagary, whim; cognition, observation, perception, reflection; assumption, belief, conclusion, conviction; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmise, theory; brainchild, brainstorm, brain wave, inspirationNear Antonyms of picture actuality, fact, reality

  7. 7 pictures pl  the art or business of making a movie hoping for a career in pictures Synonyms of picture big screen, cinema, film, filmdom, filmland, filmmaking, moviemaking, pictures, screen, silver screenWords Related to picture Bollywood, Hollywood; showbiz, show business


picture

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of picture

  1. 1 to present a picture of the famous painting that pictures the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence Synonyms of picture depict, image, portray, represent Words Related to picture delineate, describe, document, render; outline, silhouette, sketch; illustrate, show; diagram; caricature

  2. 2 to form a mental picture of could easily picture the mining town from the vivid description of it in the author's memoirs Synonyms of picture conceit [chiefly dialect], conceive, conjure (up), dream, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, fantasy, feature, ideate, image, imagine, see, vision, visualizeWords Related to picture daydream, stargaze; hallucinate; re-create, reflect, relive, reminisce; contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, ruminate; concoct, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, plan, project; foresee, prefigure

  3. 3 to give a representation or account of in words pictured the sailing ship in vivid language Synonyms of picture delineate, depict, draw, image, limn, paint, describe, portray, render, set out, sketchWords Related to picture characterize, define, label, qualify, represent; demonstrate, illustrate; narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, tell; display, exhibit, show; hint, suggest; draft, outline, silhouette, trace, vignette; summarize, sum up, touch off; redescribe, reimageNear Antonyms of picture color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp

  4. 4 to make a representation of by producing lines on a surface the next assignment is to picture your own face using colored pencils Synonyms of picture drawWords Related to picture caricature, cartoon; crayon, ink, pencil; outline, profile; scrawl, scribble, sketch



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