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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
picture (noun)
1.
a design or representation made by various means (as painting, drawing, or photography)
2.
a) a description so vivid or graphic as to suggest a mental image or give an accurate idea of something - the book gives a detailed picture of what is happening
b) a mental image
3.
- image copy he was the picture of his father she was the very picture of health
4.
a) a transitory visible image or reproduction
b) - motion picture
c) - movies
5.
- tableau
6.
- situation took a hard look at his financial picture
picture (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to paint or draw a representation, image, or visual conception of - depict , also - illustrate
2.
to describe graphically in words
3.
to form a mental image of - imagine
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
picture (noun)
1.
a two-dimensional design intended to look like a person or thing
SYNONIMS:
icon ( ikon), illustration, image, likeness
RELATED WORDS:
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
picture (noun)
2.
a story told by means of a series of continuously projected pictures and a sound track
SYNONIMS:
film, flick, flicker, motion picture, moving picture, picture
RELATED WORDS:
animated cartoon, cartoon, docudrama, documentary, feature, featurette, short, short subject; silent, talkie; B movie, B picture, cofeature
picture (noun)
3.
a vivid representation in words of someone or something
SYNONIMS:
definition, delineation, depiction, picture, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, rendering, sketch, vignette
RELATED WORDS:
account, anecdote, chronicle, narrative, report, story, tale, yarn; demonstration, exemplification, illustration; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition
picture (noun)
4.
position with regard to conditions and circumstances
SYNONIMS:
ball game, deal, footing, picture, posture, scene, status, story
RELATED WORDS:
rank, standing; place, spot, state; score, status quo
picture (noun)
5.
something or someone that strongly resembles another
SYNONIMS:
alter ego, carbon, carbon copy, clone, counterpart, doppelgänger ( doppelganger), double, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, fetch, likeness, look-alike, match, mirror image, picture, replica, ringer, spit, spitting image, twin
RELATED WORDS:
Chinese copy; effigy, portrait, portrayal; companion, fellow, mate; equal, equivalent; analogue ( analog), parallel
NEAR ANTONYMS:
antithesis, converse, opposite, reverse
picture (noun)
6.
something imagined or pictured in the mind
SYNONIMS:
abstraction, cogitation, concept, conception, image, impression, intellection, mind's eye, notion, picture, thought
RELATED WORDS:
apprehension, premonition, presentiment; preconception, prejudice, prepossession; chimera, delusion, hallucination, illusion, phantasm ( 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, inspiration
NEAR ANTONYMS:
actuality, fact, reality
picture (noun)
Array
the art or business of making a movie
SYNONIMS:
big screen, cinema, film, filmdom, filmland, filmmaking, moviemaking, pictures, screen, silver screen
RELATED WORDS:
Bollywood, Hollywood; showbiz, show business
picture (verb)
1.
to present a picture of
SYNONIMS:
depict, image, portray, represent
RELATED WORDS:
delineate, describe, document, render; outline, silhouette, sketch; illustrate, show; diagram; caricature
picture (verb)
2.
to form a mental picture of
SYNONIMS:
conceit, conceive, conjure (up), dream, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, fantasy, feature, ideate, image, picture, see, vision, visualize
RELATED WORDS:
daydream, stargaze; hallucinate; re-create, reflect, relive, reminisce; contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, ruminate; concoct, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, plan, project; foresee, prefigure
picture (verb)
3.
to give a representation or account of in words
SYNONIMS:
delineate, depict, draw, image, limn, paint, picture, portray, render, set out, sketch
RELATED WORDS:
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, reimage
NEAR ANTONYMS:
color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp
picture (verb)
4.
to make a representation of by producing lines on a surface
SYNONIMS:
picture
RELATED WORDS:
caricature, cartoon; crayon, ink, pencil; outline, profile; scrawl, scribble, sketch
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