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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Picture  \Pic"ture\,  n. 
 
  {Animated  picture},  a  moving  picture.  Pierre-perdu 
  \Pierre`-per`du"\,  n.  [F.  pierre  perdue  lost  stone.] 
  Blocks  of  stone  or  concrete  heaped  loosely  in  the  water  to 
  make  a  foundation  (as  for  a  sea  wall),  a  mole,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Picture  \Pic"ture\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pictured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Picturing}.] 
  To  draw  or  paint  a  resemblance  of  to  delineate;  to 
  represent;  to  form  or  present  an  ideal  likeness  of  to  bring 
  before  the  mind.  ``I  .  .  .  do  picture  it  in  my  mind.'' 
  --Spenser. 
 
  I  have  not  seen  him  so  pictured.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Picture  \Pic"ture\,  n.  [L.  pictura,  fr  pingere,  pictum,  to 
  paint:  cf  F.  peinture.  See  {Paint}.] 
  1.  The  art  of  painting;  representation  by  painting.  [Obs.] 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  Picture  is  often  used  adjectively,  or  in  forming 
  self-explaining  compounds;  as  picture  book  or 
  picture-book,  picture  frame  or  picture-frame,  picture 
  seller  or  picture-seller,  etc 
 
  {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.  --Tylor. 
  b  The  record  or  message  so  represented;  as  the  picture 
  writing  of  the  American  Indians. 
 
  Syn:  {Picture},  {Painting}. 
 
  Usage:  Every  kind  of  representation  by  drawing  or  painting  is 
  a  picture,  whether  made  with  oil  colors,  water  colors, 
  pencil,  crayons,  or  India  ink;  strictly,  a  painting  is 
  a  picture  made  by  means  of  colored  paints,  usually 
  applied  moist  with  a  brush. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  picture 
  n  1:  a  visual  representation  of  an  object  or  scene  or  person 
  produced  on  a  surface;  "they  showed  us  the  pictures  of 
  their  wedding";  "a  movie  is  a  series  of  images  projected 
  so  rapidly  that  the  eye  integrates  them"  [syn:  {image}, 
  {icon},  {ikon}] 
  2:  an  artistic  composition  made  by  applying  paints  to  a 
  surface;  "a  small  painting  by  Picasso";  "he  bought  the 
  painting  as  an  investment";  "his  pictures  hang  in  the 
  Louvre"  [syn:  {painting}] 
  3:  a  clear  and  telling  mental  image;  "he  described  his  mental 
  picture  of  his  assailant";  "he  had  no  clear  picture  of 
  himself  or  his  world";  "the  events  left  a  permanent 
  impression  in  his  mind"  [syn:  {mental  picture},  {impression}] 
  4:  a  situation  treated  as  an  observable  object;  "the  political 
  picture  is  favorable"  or  "the  religious  scene  in  England 
  has  changed  in  the  last  century"  [syn:  {scene}] 
  5:  illustrations  used  to  decorate  or  explain  a  text;  "the 
  dictionary  had  many  pictures"  [syn:  {pictorial  matter}] 
  6:  a  form  of  entertainment  that  enacts  a  story  by  a  sequence  of 
  images  giving  the  illusion  of  continuous  movement;  "they 
  went  to  a  movie  every  Saturday  night";  "the  film  was  shot 
  on  location"  [syn:  {movie},  {film},  {moving  picture},  {motion 
  picture},  {picture  show},  {flick}] 
  7:  the  visible  part  of  a  television  transmission;  "they  could 
  still  receive  the  sound  but  the  picture  was  gone"  [syn:  {video}] 
  8:  a  graphic  or  vivid  verbal  description;  "too  often  the 
  narrative  was  interrupted  by  long  word  pictures";  "the 
  author  gives  a  depressing  picture  of  life  in  Poland"  [syn: 
  {word  picture},  {word-painting},  {delineation},  {depiction}, 
  {characterization}] 
  9:  a  typical  example  of  some  state  or  quality;  "the  very 
  picture  of  a  modern  general";  "she  was  the  picture  of 
  despair" 
  v  1:  imagine;  see  in  one's  mind;  "I  can't  see  him  on  horseback!" 
  "I  can  see  what  will  happen"  [syn:  {visualize},  {envision}, 
  {project},  {fancy},  {see},  {figure},  {image}] 
  2:  show  in  or  as  in  a  picture;  "This  scene  depicts  country 
  life"  [syn:  {depict},  {show}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  picture 
 
  {image} 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PICTURE,  n.  A  representation  in  two  dimensions  of  something  wearisome 
  in  three 
 
  "Behold  great  Daubert's  picture  here  on  view  -- 
  Taken  from  Life."  If  that  description's  true, 
  Grant,  heavenly  Powers,  that  I  be  taken  too 
  Jali  Hane 
 
 




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