picturing


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picturing - visual imagery
imagery, imaging, mental imagery, imagination - the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
2.picturing - visual representation as by photography or paintingpicturing - visual representation as by photography or painting
representation - an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
delineation, depiction, portrayal - representation by drawing or painting etc
tomography, imaging - (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs