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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.]
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pictures

noun cinema, movies, flicks (informal) I haven't been to the pictures for ages.
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I found myself quite alone, surrounded by modern-antique pictures of all schools and sizes, of all degrees of dirt and dullness, with all the names of all the famous Old Masters, from Titian to Teniers, inscribed on their frames.
There is a mellow richness, a subdued color, in the old pictures, which is to the eye what muffled and mellowed sound is to the ear.
It is time to set the world right in this matter, by proving such pictures of the whale all wrong.
You see, I asked him to come here one day and look at my pictures.
He is said to have the finest collection of pictures in the south of England, though nobody ever sees them to judge; pictures, fiddles and furniture are his hobby, and he is undoubtedly very eccentric.
Both these pictures were very unpleasant, and even more so was a third picture, of husband and wife and friend; and the married people glancing at each other as though they were content to let something pass unquestioned, being themselves possessed of the deeper truth.
Mamma sends all her pictures to London,' said Arthur; 'and somebody sells them for her there, and sends us the money.
They had pictures hung on the walls -- mainly Washingtons and Lafayettes, and battles, and High- land Marys, and one called "Signing the Declaration.
The best pictures can easily tell us their last secret.
All of these he examined, but the pictures caught his fancy most, though the strange little bugs which covered the pages where there were no pictures excited his wonder and deepest thought.
The pictures she drew were the pictures that the Hon.
While Ozma sat in her pretty room engaged in thought she happened to glance at her Magic Picture.