[n] graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
[n] a visual representation of an object or scene or person produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
[n] a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
[n] a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
[n] the visible part of a television transmission; "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
[n] a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
[n] illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures"
[n] a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
[n] a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
[v] imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
[v] show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"