picturable

picture

[pik-cher]
noun
1.
a visual representation of a person, object, or scene, as a painting, drawing, photograph, etc.: I carry a picture of my grandchild in my wallet.
2.
any visible image, however produced: pictures reflected in a pool of water.
3.
a mental image: a clear picture of how he had looked that day.
4.
a particular image or reality as portrayed in an account or description; depiction; version.
5.
a tableau, as in theatrical representation.
7.
pictures, Informal: Older Use. movies.
8.
a person, thing, group, or scene regarded as resembling a work of pictorial art in beauty, fineness of appearance, etc.: She was a picture in her new blue dress.
9.
the image or perfect likeness of someone else: He is the picture of his father.
10.
a visible or concrete embodiment of some quality or condition: the picture of health.
11.
a situation or set of circumstances: the economic picture.
12.
the image on a computer monitor, the viewing screen of a television set, or a motion-picture screen.
verb (used with object), pictured, picturing.
13.
to represent in a picture or pictorially, as by painting or drawing.
14.
to form a mental picture of; imagine: He couldn't picture himself doing such a thing.
15.
to depict in words; describe graphically: He pictured Rome so vividly that you half-believed you were there.
16.
to present or create as a setting; portray: His book pictured the world of the future.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin pictūra the act of painting, a painting, equivalent to pict(us) (past participle of pingere to paint) + -ūra -ure

picturable, adjective
picturableness, noun
picturably, adverb
picturer, noun
mispicture, verb (used with object), mispictured, mispicturing.
self-pictured, adjective
unpictured, adjective

picture, pitcher.


13, 15. delineate, paint, draw, represent.
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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 Related: 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.  a complete image on a television screen, comprising two interlaced fields
9.  a.  a motion picture; film
 b.  (as modifier): picture theatre
10.  chiefly (Brit), (Austral) the pictures a cinema or film show
11.  another name for tableau vivant
12.  informal get the picture to understand a situation
13.  in the picture informed about a given situation
 
vb
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
 
Related: pictorial
 
[C15: from Latin pictūra painting, from pingere to paint]

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picture
c.1420, from L. pictura "painting," from pictus, pp. of pingere "to make pictures, to paint, to embroider," (see paint). The verb, in the mental sense, is from 1738; pictures "movies," short for moving pictures, is from 1912. Picture post-card first recorded 1899. Phrase every
picture tells a story first attested 1906, in an advertisement for kidney pills; a picture is worth a thousand words (1921), said to be a Confucian proverb, first recorded in a printers' professional journal.
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