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Definition 1: a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
  • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of picture ) an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels

(... is a kind of picture ) an image produced by scanning

"he analyzed the brain scan" "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"

(... is a kind of picture ) the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)

"he studied his reflection in the mirror"

(... is a kind of picture ) a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene

(... is a kind of picture ) picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing

(... is a kind of picture ) a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one

(... is a kind of picture ) the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject

"religious iconography" "the propagandistic iconography of a despot"

(... is a kind of picture ) an image that is generated by a computer

(... is a kind of picture ) picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

(... is a kind of picture ) a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image

"he used his computer to make a collage of pictures superimposed on a map"

(... is a kind of picture ) a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color

(... is a kind of picture ) an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography (reflections of high-frequency sound waves); used to observe fetal growth or to study bodily organs

Definition 2: graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a small painting by Picasso
  • he bought the painting as an investment
  • his pictures hang in the Louvre

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking

(... is a kind of picture ) a picture painted with oil paints

(... is a kind of picture ) the reappearance in a painting of an underlying image that had been painted over (usually when the later painting becomes transparent with age)

(... is a kind of picture ) a painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho); made of fine colored sands on a neutral background

(... is a kind of picture ) a painting of the sea (as distinguished from a landscape)

(... is a kind of picture ) an abstract painting

(... is a kind of picture ) a semiabstract painting

(... is a kind of picture ) a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers

(... is a kind of picture ) a Tibetan religious painting on fabric

(... is a kind of picture ) a painting rendered in such great detail as to deceive the viewer concerning its reality

(... is a kind of picture ) a painting of a naked human figure

(... is a kind of picture ) a painting that is applied to a wall surface

(... is a kind of picture ) painting depicting a city or urban area

(... is a kind of picture ) an unskillful painting

(... is a kind of picture ) a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder

(... is a kind of picture ) a painting produced by spreading paint with the fingers

(... is a kind of picture ) a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church

(... is a kind of picture ) painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

(... is a kind of picture ) painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)

(... is a kind of picture ) painting done in a range of tones of a single color

(... is a kind of picture ) a painting produced with watercolors

Definition 3: a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph of a muscular man in minimal attire

(... is a kind of picture ) a printed picture produced from a photographic negative

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph taken with the help of a microscope

(... is a kind of picture ) a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

(... is a kind of picture ) an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera

"my snapshots haven't been developed yet" "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"

(... is a kind of picture ) a photographic record of a spectrum

(... is a kind of picture ) two photographs taken from slightly different angles that appear three-dimensional when viewed together

(... is a kind of picture ) a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)

"he wanted some stills for a magazine ad"

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph made with a telephoto lens

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph transmitted and reproduced over a distance

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph produced with a relatively long exposure time

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph whose edges shade off gradually

(... is a kind of picture ) photographs of bride and groom and their friends taken at their wedding

(... is a kind of picture ) an exisitng photograph licensed for a specific use

(... is a kind of picture ) a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)

(... is a kind of picture ) a black-and-white photograph or slide

(... is a kind of picture ) photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph taken at close range

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor

(... is a kind of picture ) a photographic print that has been enlarged

(... is a kind of picture ) a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph of a person's head

(... is a kind of picture ) the intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography

(... is a kind of picture ) a photograph taken from a distance

(... is a kind of picture ) photograph reduced to the size of a dot (usually for purposes of security)

(... is a kind of picture ) arrangement of aerial photographs forming a composite picture

(... is a kind of picture ) a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

Definition 4: a clear and telling mental image - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) an iconic mental representation

"her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"

Definition 5: a typical example of some state or quality - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the very picture of a modern general
  • she was the picture of despair

(picture is a kind of ...) a representational or typifying form or model

Definition 6: illustrations used to decorate or explain a text - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dictionary had many pictures

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

Definition 7: the visible part of a television transmission - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) communication that relies on vision

(... is part of picture) broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects

"she is a star of screen and video" "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done"

Definition 8: a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they went to a movie every Saturday night
  • the film was shot on location

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

"they improve their product every year" "they export most of their agricultural production"

(picture is a kind of ...) a social event involving a public performance or entertainment

"they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

(... is a kind of picture ) a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters

"film noir was applied by French critics to describe American thriller or detective films in the 1940s"

(... is a kind of picture ) a pornographic movie

(... is a kind of picture ) the first print of a movie after preliminary editing

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie without a soundtrack

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie with synchronized speech and singing

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance

(... is a kind of picture ) a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing

(... is a kind of picture ) a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie featuring shooting and violence

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie that is advertised to draw customers

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage

(... is a kind of picture ) a film made at home by an amateur photographer

(... is a kind of picture ) the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer

(... is a kind of picture ) the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater

"the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"

(... is a kind of picture ) a movie that is made to be shown on television

(picture is a part of ...) film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

(picture is a part of ...) an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work

"the credits were given at the end of the film"

(picture is a part of ...) translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen

(picture is a part of ...) a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)

(picture is a part of ...) a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

(picture is the domain which ... is member of) provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language

(picture is the domain which ... is member of) make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action

"synchronize this film"

(picture is the domain which ... is member of) make a film or photograph of something

"take a scene" "shoot a movie"

(picture is the domain which ... is member of) record on videotape

(picture is the domain which ... is member of) shoot again

"We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"

Definition 9: a graphic or vivid verbal description - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
  • the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
  • the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) a statement that represents something in words

(... is a kind of picture ) descriptive word or phrase

(... is a kind of picture ) a word picture of a person's appearance and character

Definition 10: a situation treated as an observable object - [noun denoting state]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the political picture is favorable
  • the religious scene in England has changed in the last century

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

Definition 11: show in, or as in, a picture - [verb of creation]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This scene depicts country life
  • the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

(... is a kind of picture ) depict with an illustration

(... is a kind of picture ) depict as if on a map

"sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"

(picture belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 12: imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind - [verb of creation]

Samples where picture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I can't see him on horseback!
  • I can see what will happen
  • I can see a risk in this strategy

Synonyms for picture in the sense of this definition

(picture is a kind of ...) form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

"Can you conceive of him as the president?"

(picture has a similar meaning as ...) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

"Now I see!" "I just can't see your point" "Does she realize how important this decision is?" "I don't understand the idea"

(picture has a similar meaning as ...) form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract

"Mathematicians often visualize"

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