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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.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pictured - seen in the mind as a mental imagepictured - seen in the mind as a mental image; "the glory of his envisioned future"; "the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination"; "the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
2.pictured - represented graphically by sketch or design or lines
delineate, delineated, represented - represented accurately or precisely
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References in classic literature ?
Casting a scowl of defiance at the pictured face (which seemed at that moment to intensify the horror of its miserable and wicked look), he scrawled on the paper, in characters that betokened it a deed of desperation, the name of Thomas Hutchinson.
He did not accomplish it in a day, or in a week, or in a month, or in a year; but slowly, very slowly, he learned after he had grasped the possibilities which lay in those little bugs, so that by the time he was fifteen he knew the various combinations of letters which stood for every pictured figure in the little primer and in one or two of the picture books.
BBC Radio 2 host Vine, who appeared on the show in 2013, is pictured sitting atop a large Christmas tree on the dancefloor inside a star while his professional partner Karen Clifton looks on.
Officers are seeking help over the identity of those pictured as they investigate a series of incidents from Fazakerley to Liverpool centre.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Julie Christie (pictured) - Away From Her
the perfect mirror of its coked-up, sensation-seeking society." Pictured: Ashley Bickerton, Wall Wall #6, 1986, mixed media, 36 x 96 x 14".
But when asked, she still could not say which color belonged on, say, a lion pictured as gray,
Goldfinches |and blue tits, pictured in John Brookmyre's garden, in Coulby Newham
Pictured: Georg Baselitz, Modell fur elne Skulptur (Model for a sculpture), 1978-80, tempera and wood, 70 x 58 x 96".
If you would like to see your photograph featured in The Gazette, email jpegs (with captions and some information about yourself ) to pictures@gazettemedia.co.uk DON'T MISS ANOTHER TWO PEOPLE PAGES IN TOMORROW'S GAZETTE Sunset over Eston, picture by Anthony McCluskey, of Eston Saltburn Viaduct, pictured by Carl Shell, of Saltburn