Picture

Definition of Picture

Pic´ture
n.1.The art of painting; representation by painting.
Any well-expressed image . . . either in picture or sculpture.
- Sir H. Wotton.
2.A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, produced by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, etc.; a representation in colors. By extension, a figure; a model.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects.
- Bacon.
The young king's picture . . . in virgin wax.
- Howell.
3.An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the picture of his father; the man is the picture of grief.
My eyes make pictures when they are shut.
- Coleridge.
Animated picture
a moving picture.
Picture gallery
a gallery, or large apartment, devoted to the exhibition of pictures.
Picture red
a rod of metal tube fixed to the walls of a room, from which pictures are hung.
Picture writing
a - The art of recording events, or of expressing messages, by means of pictures representing the actions or circumstances in question
b - The record or message so represented; as, the picture writing of the American Indians.
- Tylor.
v. t.1.To draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring before the mind.
[imp. & p. p. Pictured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Picturing.]
I have not seen him so pictured.
- Shak.

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