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Noun picture has 9 senses
  1. picture, image, icon, ikon - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) 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"
    --1 is a kind of representation
    --1 has particulars:
     bitmap, electronic image; chiaroscuro; collage, montage; foil, transparency; iconography; inset; likeness, semblance; panorama, cyclorama, diorama; photograph, photo, exposure, pic; reflection, reflexion; scan, CAT scan; sonogram
    Derived forms: verb picture2, verb depict1
  2. painting, picture - 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"
    --2 is a kind of graphic art
    --2 has particulars:
     abstraction; cityscape; daub; distemper; finger-painting; icon, ikon; landscape; miniature, illumination; monochrome; mural, wall painting; nude, nude painting; oil painting; pentimento; portrait; sand painting; seascape; semi-abstraction; still life; tanka; trompe l'oeil; watercolor, watercolour
    Derived forms: verb picture2, verb depict3
  3. mental picture, picture, impression - 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"
    --3 is a kind of image, mental image
    Derived form: verb picture1
  4. picture, scene - a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
    --4 is a kind of situation, state of affairs
  5. picture, pictorial matter - illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures"
    --5 is a kind of illustration
    Derived forms: verb picture2, verb depict1
  6. movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick - 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"
    --6 is a kind of show
    --6 has parts:
     sequence, episode; credit; subtitle, caption; credits; scene, shot
    --6 has particulars:
     feature, feature film; final cut; home movie; collage film; coming attraction; shoot-'em-up; short subject; documentary, docudrama, documentary film, infotainment; cinema verite; peepshow; rough cut; silent movie, silent picture, silents; slow motion; talking picture, talkie; three-D, 3-D, 3D
  7. video, picture - the visible part of a television transmission; "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
    --7 is a kind of visual communication
    --7 is a part of television, telecasting, TV, video
  8. word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation - 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"
    --8 is a kind of description, verbal description
    --8 has particulars: epithet; portrayal, portraiture, portrait
    Derived form: verb depict2
  9. picture - a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
    --9 is a kind of
    typification, exemplification
Verb picture has 2 senses
  1. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image - 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"
    --1 is one way to imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage
    Derived forms: noun picture3, noun picturing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. picture, depict, render, show - 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"
    --2 is one way to represent, interpret
    Derived forms: noun picture5, noun picture2, noun picture1, noun picturing2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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