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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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"Go into the front show-room, and look at the pictures, while I speak to Mr.
Is there any chance of seeing any of his pictures?"
How did monsieur sell his pictures? Monsieur said he didn't, except once in a blue moon.
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.
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.
'Mamma sends all her pictures to London,' said Arthur; 'and somebody sells them for her there, and sends us the money.'
One was a big family Bible full of pictures. One was Pilgrim's Progress, about a man that left his family, it didn't say why.
The best pictures can easily tell us their last secret.
Slowly he turned the pages, scanning the pictures and the text for a repetition of the combination B-O-Y.
While Ozma sat in her pretty room engaged in thought she happened to glance at her Magic Picture.
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.