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pic·ture

 (pĭk′chər)
n.
1. A visual representation or image painted, drawn, photographed, or otherwise rendered on a flat surface.
2. A visible image, especially one on a flat surface or screen: the picture reflected in the lake; focused the picture on the movie screen.
3.
a. A vivid or realistic verbal description: a Shakespearean picture of guilt.
b. A vivid mental image.
4. A person or object bearing a marked resemblance to another: She's the picture of her mother.
5. A person, object, or scene that typifies or embodies an emotion, state of mind, or mood: Your face was the very picture of horror.
6. The chief circumstances of an event or time; the situation: How does the new boyfriend figure in the picture?
7. A movie.
8. A tableau vivant.
tr.v. pic·tured, pic·tur·ing, pic·tures
1. To make a visible representation of: In this photo, the mayor is pictured with several aides.
2. To form a mental image of; visualize: I pictured my grandfather as a young man coming to America.
3. To describe vividly in words; make a verbal picture of: pictured their heroism in glowing language.

[Middle English, from Latin pictūra, from pictus, painted, past participle of pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]

picture

(ˈpɪktʃə)
n
1.
a. a visual representation of something, such as a person or scene, produced on a surface, as in a photograph, painting, etc
b. (as modifier): picture gallery; picture postcard. pictorial
2. a mental image or impression: a clear picture of events.
3. a verbal description, esp one that is vivid
4. a situation considered as an observable scene: the political picture.
5. a person or thing that bears a close resemblance to another: he was the picture of his father.
6. a person, scene, etc, considered as typifying a particular state or quality: the picture of despair.
7. a beautiful person or scene: you'll look a picture.
8. (Broadcasting) a complete image on a television screen, comprising two interlaced fields
9. (Film)
a. a motion picture; film
b. (as modifier): picture theatre.
10. (Film) the pictures chiefly Brit and Austral a cinema or film show
11. (Theatre) another name for tableau vivant
12. get the picture informal to understand a situation
13. in the picture informed about a given situation
vb (tr)
14. to visualize or imagine
15. to describe or depict, esp vividly
16. (often passive) to put in a picture or make a picture of: they were pictured sitting on the rocks.
[C15: from Latin pictūra painting, from pingere to paint]

pic•ture

(ˈpɪk tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. a visual representation of a person, object, or scene, as a painting, drawing, or photograph.
2. any visible image, however produced.
3. a mental image.
4. a graphic or vivid account or description.
5. a tableau, as in theatrical representation.
6.
b. pictures, Older Use. movie (defs. 2, 3).
7. a person, thing, group, or scene regarded as resembling a work of pictorial art in beauty, fineness of appearance, etc.
8. the image or perfect likeness of someone else: She is the picture of her father.
9. a visible or concrete embodiment of some quality or condition: the picture of health.
10. a situation or set of circumstances: the economic picture.
11. the image on a television screen, motion-picture screen, or computer monitor.
v.t.
12. to represent in a picture or pictorially, as by painting or drawing.
13. to form a mental picture of; imagine.
14. to depict in words; describe graphically.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin pictūra the act of painting, a painting =pict(us) (past participle of pingere to paint) + -ura -ure]

picture

- Ultimately from Latin pingere, "paint."
See also related terms for paint.

picture


Past participle: pictured
Gerund: picturing

Imperative
picture
picture
Present
I picture
you picture
he/she/it pictures
we picture
you picture
they picture
Preterite
I pictured
you pictured
he/she/it pictured
we pictured
you pictured
they pictured
Present Continuous
I am picturing
you are picturing
he/she/it is picturing
we are picturing
you are picturing
they are picturing
Present Perfect
I have pictured
you have pictured
he/she/it has pictured
we have pictured
you have pictured
they have pictured
Past Continuous
I was picturing
you were picturing
he/she/it was picturing
we were picturing
you were picturing
they were picturing
Past Perfect
I had pictured
you had pictured
he/she/it had pictured
we had pictured
you had pictured
they had pictured
Future
I will picture
you will picture
he/she/it will picture
we will picture
you will picture
they will picture
Future Perfect
I will have pictured
you will have pictured
he/she/it will have pictured
we will have pictured
you will have pictured
they will have pictured
Future Continuous
I will be picturing
you will be picturing
he/she/it will be picturing
we will be picturing
you will be picturing
they will be picturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been picturing
you have been picturing
he/she/it has been picturing
we have been picturing
you have been picturing
they have been picturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been picturing
you will have been picturing
he/she/it will have been picturing
we will have been picturing
you will have been picturing
they will have been picturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been picturing
you had been picturing
he/she/it had been picturing
we had been picturing
you had been picturing
they had been picturing
Conditional
I would picture
you would picture
he/she/it would picture
we would picture
you would picture
they would picture
Past Conditional
I would have pictured
you would have pictured
he/she/it would have pictured
we would have pictured
you would have pictured
they would have pictured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picture - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surfacepicture - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) 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"
bitmap, electronic image - an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
chiaroscuro - a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
collage, montage - 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"
transparency, foil - picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
computer graphic, graphic - an image that is generated by a computer
iconography - the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject; "religious iconography"; "the propagandistic iconography of a despot"
inset - a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one
likeness, semblance - picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
cyclorama, diorama, panorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
reflection, reflexion - the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
CAT scan, scan - an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
echogram, sonogram - 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
2.picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surfacepicture - graphic art consisting of 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"
abstraction - an abstract painting
cityscape - painting depicting a city or urban area
daub - an unskillful painting
distemper - a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
finger-painting - a painting produced by spreading paint with the fingers
graphic art - the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
ikon, icon - a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
landscape - painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
miniature, illumination - painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
monochrome - painting done in a range of tones of a single color
mural, wall painting - a painting that is applied to a wall surface
nude, nude painting - a painting of a naked human figure
oil painting - a picture painted with oil paints
pentimento - the reappearance in a painting of an underlying image that had been painted over (usually when the later painting becomes transparent with age)
sand painting - a painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho); made of fine colored sands on a neutral background
waterscape, seascape - a painting of the sea (as distinguished from a landscape)
semi-abstraction - a semiabstract painting
still life - a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers
tanka - a Tibetan religious painting on fabric
trompe l'oeil - a painting rendered in such great detail as to deceive the viewer concerning its reality
watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colour - a painting produced with watercolors
3.picture - a clear and telling mental imagepicture - 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"
image, mental image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
4.picture - a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
situation, state of affairs - 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"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
5.picture - illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures"
illustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
6.picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movementpicture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
sequence, episode - film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
credit - 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"
subtitle, caption - translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
credits - a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
telefilm - a movie that is made to be shown on television
scene, shot - a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
feature film, feature - the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater; "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"
final cut - the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer
home movie - a film made at home by an amateur photographer
collage film - a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
coming attraction - a movie that is advertised to draw customers
shoot-'em-up - a movie featuring shooting and violence
short subject - a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
docudrama, documentary, documentary film, infotainment - a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
cinema verite - a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
film noir - 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"
skin flick - a pornographic movie
rough cut - the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
silent movie, silent picture, silents - a movie without a soundtrack
slow motion - a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
talkie, talking picture - a movie with synchronized speech and singing
3D, 3-D, three-D - a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
musical, musical comedy, musical theater - a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
dub - provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
synchronise, synchronize - make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action; "synchronize this film"
film, shoot, take - make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
videotape, tape - record on videotape
reshoot - shoot again; "We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"
7.picture - the visible part of a television transmissionpicture - the visible part of a television transmission; "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
telecasting, television, TV, video - 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" - Ernie Kovacs
visual communication - communication that relies on vision
8.picture - a graphic or vivid verbal descriptionpicture - 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"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
description, verbal description - a statement that represents something in words
epithet - descriptive word or phrase
portrait, portraiture, portrayal - a word picture of a person's appearance and character
9.picture - a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
typification, exemplification - a representational or typifying form or model
10.picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slidepicture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
beefcake - a photograph of a muscular man in minimal attire
black and white, monochrome - a black-and-white photograph or slide
blueprint - photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.
cheesecake - a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire
closeup - a photograph taken at close range
daguerreotype - a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor
blowup, enlargement, magnification - a photographic print that has been enlarged
frame - a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film
glossy - a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper
headshot - a photograph of a person's head
hologram, holograph - the intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography
longshot - a photograph taken from a distance
microdot - photograph reduced to the size of a dot (usually for purposes of security)
arial mosaic, photomosaic, mosaic - arrangement of aerial photographs forming a composite picture
mug shot, mugshot - a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)
photocopy - a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work
photographic print, print - a printed picture produced from a photographic negative
photomicrograph - a photograph taken with the help of a microscope
radiograph, shadowgraph, skiagram, skiagraph, radiogram - a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
snapshot, snap, shot - 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"
spectrogram, spectrograph - a photographic record of a spectrum
stereoscopic photograph, stereoscopic picture, stereo - two photographs taken from slightly different angles that appear three-dimensional when viewed together
still - a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes); "he wanted some stills for a magazine ad"
telephoto, telephotograph - a photograph made with a telephoto lens
telephotograph - a photograph transmitted and reproduced over a distance
time exposure - a photograph produced with a relatively long exposure time
vignette - a photograph whose edges shade off gradually
wedding picture - photographs of bride and groom and their friends taken at their wedding
scene, shot - a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
Verb1.picture - imaginepicture - imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
realize, see, understand, realise - 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"
visualise, visualize - form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract; "Mathematicians often visualize"
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
2.picture - show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - 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"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
illustrate - depict with an illustration
map - depict as if on a map; "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"

picture

noun
3. film, movie (U.S. informal), flick (slang), feature film, motion picture a director of epic pictures
4. idea, vision, concept, impression, notion, visualization, mental picture, mental image I'm trying to get a picture of what kind of person you are.
5. description, impression, explanation, report, account, image, sketch, depiction, re-creation I want to give you a clear picture of what we are trying to do.
6. situation, case, set of circumstances, scenario, equation, plight, state of affairs, kettle of fish (informal) It's a similar picture across the border in Ethopia.
7. personification, model, embodiment, soul, essence, archetype, epitome, perfect example, exemplar, quintessence, living example Six years after the operation, he remains a picture of health.
verb
1. imagine, see, envision, visualize, conceive of, fantasize about, conjure up an image of, see in the mind's eye She pictured herself working with animals.
2. represent, show, describe, draw, paint, illustrate, portray, sketch, render, depict, delineate The goddess Demeter is pictured holding an ear of wheat.
3. show, photograph, capture on film Betty is pictured here with her award.
get the picture understand, follow, catch on (informal), get the message (informal), get the point, see what's going on, see daylight, get the drift (informal), understand what's what (informal) I think I'm beginning to get the picture.
put someone in the picture inform, brief, fill someone in, keep someone posted, bring someone up to date, explain the situation to, bring someone up to speed (informal), give details to, explain the circumstances to I haven't had time to put him in the picture yet.
Related words
adjective pictorial
Quotations
"One picture is worth ten thousand words" [Frederick R. Barnard Printers' Ink]
Proverbs
"Every picture tells a story"

picture

noun
One exactly resembling another:
Slang: ringer.
verb
1. To form mental images of:
Informal: feature.
2. To present a lifelike image of:
Translations
رَمْزشيءٌ جَميل، صورَة!صُورَةصورَة كاميراصورَة مَرسومَه، لَوْحَه
obrazsnímekvylíčenívyobrazenívzor
billedefilmforestille sigfotoindbegrebet
bildo
kuvakuvitellavalokuvaelokuva
तस्वीर
slikafilmfotografija
fényképkép
ljósmyndmyndmynd, málverk, teikninggreinileg lÿsinggullfalleg sjón
사진
pateikti informacijąpaveiksliukasportretastikras pavyzdysturėti informaciją
apstāstsattēlsbildefotogrāfijaglezna
ako obrázok
filmslikafotografijafotografiratikino
obrazacslika
bildfotografitavla
รูปภาพ
resimresim gibi güzel kimse/şeytasviraçık bir anlatımdüşünmek
تصویر
tranh

picture

[ˈpɪktʃəʳ]
A. N
1. (Art) (= print, engraving) → cuadro m; (= drawing) → dibujo m; (= painting) → cuadro m, pintura f; (= portrait) → retrato m
to draw a picture (of sth/sb)hacer un dibujo (de algo/algn)
to paint a picture (of sth/sb)pintar un cuadro (de algo/algn)
he painted a black picture of the futurenos pintó un cuadro muy negro del porvenir
to paint sb's picturepintar un retrato de algn, pintar a algn
every picture tells a storydetrás de cada imagen hay una historia
a picture is worth a thousand wordsuna imagen vale más que mil palabras
see also pretty A1
2. (= photo) → foto f, fotografía f
to take a picture of sth/sbhacer or (esp LAm) sacar una foto a algo/algn
we all had our pictures takentodos nos hicimos or (esp LAm) sacamos fotos
3. (= illustration) (in book) → ilustración f; (in magazine) → ilustración f, foto f
4. (= personification) he looked the picture of healthera la salud personificada
5. (= wonderful sight) the garden is a picture in Juneel jardín es una preciosidad en junio
his face was a picture¡vaya cara que puso!, ¡vieras or hubieras visto su cara! (LAm)
6. (= situation) → panorama m
the overall picture is encouragingel panorama general es alentador
you have to look at the whole picturetienes que considerar la situación or el panorama en conjunto
where do I come or fit into the picture?¿qué pinto yo or dónde encajo yo en todo esto?, ¿cuál es mi papel en todo esto?
to get the picturecomprender
I get the pictureya comprendo
do you get the picture?¿te enteras?, ¿lo captas?
he was a bit unsure in the job at first but he soon got the pictureal principio no se sentía muy seguro de cómo hacer su trabajo pero pronto le cogió el truco
to put sb in the picture (about sth)poner a algn al corriente or al tanto (de algo)
7. (= idea) these figures give the general pictureestas cifras ofrecen una idea general or una visión de conjunto
I have a picture in my mind of how I want it to looktengo una imagen mental del aspecto que quiero que tenga
8. (TV) → imagen f
9. (esp US) (Cine) → película f (Brit) (o.f.) the picturesel cine
to go to the picturesir al cine
see also motion D
B. VT
1. (= imagine) → imaginarse
I never pictured you as a family mannunca te imaginé or te vi como hombre de familia
picture the scenefiguraos la escena
picture yourself lying on the beachimagínate que estás tumbado en la playa
2. (= portray) (in painting, film, novel) → representar; (in photograph) his wife, pictured with him abovesu mujer, que figura con él en la foto de arriba
the documentary pictured the police as good-natured foolsel documental pintaba a la policía como si fueran un hatajo de tontos con buen corazón, el documental representaba a la policía como un hatajo de tontos con buen corazón
C. CPD picture book Nlibro m ilustrado
picture frame Nmarco m
picture gallery N (= shop) → galería f de arte; (= museum) → museo m de pintura, pinacoteca f; (in stately home) → galería f de cuadros
picture hat Npamela f
picture house (o.f.) Ncine m
picture message Nmensaje m con foto
picture messaging N(envío m de) mensajes mpl con foto
picture palace (o.f.) Ncine m
picture phone Nteléfono m con cámara
picture postcard N(tarjeta f) postal f
picture rail N moldura para colgar cuadros
picture tube N (TV) → tubo m de imagen
picture window Nventanal m

picture

[ˈpɪktʃər]
n
(gen)image f
On the six o'clock news there are pictures of snow in Scotland → Aux informations de six heures, il y avait des images de l'Écosse sous la neige.
words and pictures → les mots et les images
in words and pictures → en textes et images
(= illustration) → image f
Children's books have lots of pictures → Les livres pour enfants comportent beaucoup d'images.
(on TV)image f
(= painting) → tableau m
a famous picture → un tableau célèbre
to paint a picture of sth (lit)peindre qch
to paint a bleak picture (fig)brosser un tableau sinistre de la situation
You paint a rather bleak picture → Tu brosses un tableau plutôt sinistre de la situation.
to paint a bleak picture of sth (fig)brosser un tableau sinistre de qch
(= photograph) → photo f
My picture was in the paper → Ma photo était dans le journal.
to take a picture of sb/sth → prendre qn/qch en photo, prendre une photo de qn/qch
(= drawing) → dessin m
to draw a picture of something → dessiner quelque chose
(= film) → film m
(= situation) → tableau m
The economic picture is far from good → Le tableau économique est loin d'être bon.
the overall picture → le tableau d'ensemble
(= idea) to give sb a picture of sth → donner une idée de qch à qn
From the information that has just been released, a truer picture emerges → À partir des informations qui viennent d'être publiées, une image plus véridique émerge.
to get the picture → se faire une idée
to have a picture of sth → avoir une idée de qch
to put sb in the picture (= inform) → mettre qn au courant
to put sb in the picture about sth → mettre qn au courant de qch pictures
npl
the pictures (British)le cinéma
to go to the pictures → aller au cinéma
vt
(= imagine) → s'imaginer
He could picture all too easily the consequences of being caught → Il ne pouvait s'imaginer que trop aisément les conséquences qu'il y aurait à être pris.
I would never have pictured this as her home → Je ne me serais jamais imaginé sa maison comme ça.
to picture sb doing sth → s'imaginer qn en train de faire qch
He pictured Claire waiting for him → Il s'imaginait Claire en train de l'attendre.
to be pictured (= shown) → être représentépicture book nlivre m d'imagespicture frame ncadre mpicture library nphotothèque fpicture messaging nenvoi m de photos par MMSpicture postcard ncarte f postalepicture rail ncimaise f

picture

n
Bild nt; (Art) (= painting)Gemälde nt, → Bild nt; (= drawing)Zeichnung f; (as) pretty as a picturebildschön
(TV) → Bild nt
(Film) → Film m; the pictures (Brit) → das Kino; to go to the pictures (Brit) → ins Kino gehen; what’s on at the pictures? (Brit) → was gibts im Kino?
(= mental image)Vorstellung f, → Bild nt; these figures give the general picturediese Zahlen geben ein allgemeines Bild; have you got the general picture?wissen Sie jetzt ungefähr Bescheid?; to give you a picture of what life is like heredamit Sie sich (dat)ein Bild vom Leben hier machen können; to form a picture of somethingsich (dat)ein Bild von etw machen; the other side of the picturedie Kehrseite der Medaille; to be in the pictureim Bilde sein; to put somebody in the picturejdn ins Bild setzen; to be left out of the picture (= be kept in the dark)nicht informiert werden; I get the picture (inf)ich habs begriffen or kapiert (inf); I’m beginning to get the picture (inf)ich fange an zu begreifen or kapieren (inf); he/that no longer comes into the pictureer/das spielt keine Rolle mehr
(= sight)Bild nt; (beautiful) → Traum m, → Bild nt; his face was a picturesein Gesicht war ein Bild für die Götter (inf); she looked a picturesie war bildschön or traumhaft schön; the garden is a pictureder Garten ist eine Pracht
(= embodiment)Bild nt, → Verkörperung f; (= spitting image)Abbild nt, → Ebenbild nt; she looked or was the picture of happiness/healthsie sah wie das Glück/die Gesundheit in Person aus; she looked or was the picture of miserysie war ein Bild des Elends
vt
(= imagine)sich (dat)vorstellen; to picture something to oneselfsich (dat)etw vorstellen
(= describe)beschreiben, darstellen
(by drawing, painting) → darstellen; (in book) → abbilden

picture

:
picture book
nBildband m; (for children) → Bilderbuch nt
picture card
nBild (→ karte f) nt
picture composition
n (Art) → Bildkomposition f
picture desk
n (Press) → Bildreaktion f
picture editor
n (Press) → Bildredakteur(in) m(f)
picture frame
nBilderrahmen m
picture gallery
picturegoer
n (Brit) → Kinogänger(in) m(f), → Kinobesucher(in) m(f)
picture hat
nFlorentiner(hut) m
picture house
n (dated Brit) = picture palace
picture-in-picture
n (TV, Comput) → Bild-in-Bild nt
picture library
nBildarchiv nt
picture messaging
n (Telec) → Picture Messaging nt
picture palace
n (dated Brit) → Lichtspielhaus nt (old), → Lichtspieltheater nt
picture paper
n (Brit) → Illustrierte f
picture postcard
nAnsichts(post)karte f
picture puzzle
n
Vexierbild nt
picture quality
n (TV etc) → Bildqualität f
picture rail
nBilderleiste f
picture researcher
nBildbeschaffer(in) m(f), → Pictureresearcher(in) m(f)
picture search
n (on video) → Bildsuchlauf m

picture

:
picture tube
nBildröhre f
picture window
nAussichtsfenster nt
picture writing

picture

[ˈpɪktʃəʳ]
1. n
a. (Art) (painting) → quadro, pittura, dipinto; (drawing) → disegno; (portrait) → ritratto; (photo) → fotografia; (in book) → illustrazione f
to take a picture of sb/sth → fare una foto a qn/di qc
he looked the picture of health → sembrava il ritratto della salute
you're the picture of your mother → sei (proprio) il ritratto di tua madre
the garden is a picture in June → il giardino in giugno è uno spettacolo
his face was a picture! → avresti dovuto vedere la sua faccia!
to be in/out of the picture → essere/non essere coinvolto/a
b. (TV) → immagine f
we get a good picture here → la ricezione qui è buona
c. (Cine) → film m inv
to go to the pictures (esp Brit) → andare al cinema
d. (mental image) → immagine f, idea
the other side of the picture → il rovescio della medaglia
he painted a black picture of the future → ha dipinto il futuro a tinte fosche
to get the picture → afferrare l'idea
the overall picture → il quadro generale
to put sb in the picture → mettere qn al corrente
2. vt (imagine) → immaginare; (remember) → ricordare

picture

(ˈpiktʃə) noun
1. a painting or drawing. This is a picture of my mother.
2. a photograph. I took a lot of pictures when I was on holiday.
3. a cinema film. There's a good picture on at the cinema tonight.
4. (with the) a symbol or perfect example (of something). She looked the picture of health/happiness.
5. (with a) a beautiful sight. She looked a picture in her new dress.
6. a clear description. He gave me a good picture of what was happening.
verb
to imagine. I can picture the scene.
put (someone) / be in the picture
to give or have all the necessary information (about something). He put me in the picture about what had happened.
the pictures
the cinema. We went to the pictures last night, but it wasn't a very good film.

picture

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picture

n. fotografia; lámina; retrato.
References in classic literature ?
It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
In the picture men lived again in a kind of pastoral golden age.
Damon named a certain comic moving picture star in whose horse-play Mr.
There are no words to describe her save the old ones that have served so often to picture the bygone heroine of romance and the fair lady of our dreams.
It is Guido's picture of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea-monster or whale.
We spent an impressive hour in the noble cathedral, where long shafts of tinted light were cleaving through the solemn dimness from the lofty windows and falling on a pillar here, a picture there, and a kneeling worshiper yonder.
There was a clock on the middle of the mantel- piece, with a picture of a town painted on the bottom half of the glass front, and a round place in the middle of it for the sun, and you could see the pendulum swinging behind it.
The picture that I lighted upon when I first opened the book was the one of the monkeys making a chain with their arms across the gulf.
She tried to picture herself admired and honored in the midst of the gayest society of the great capital.
Nothing impressed me more than a story of a black mysterious picture, which used to hang in one of the chambers of the Province House, directly above the room where we were now sitting.
Little Alice sat on Grandfather's footstool, with a picture- book in her hand; and, for every picture, the child was telling Grandfather a story.
Early one morning, before Christopher Newman was dressed, a little old man was ushered into his apartment, followed by a youth in a blouse, bearing a picture in a brilliant frame.