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1 picture /ˈpɪktʃɚ/ noun
plural pictures
1 picture
/ˈpɪktʃɚ/
noun
plural pictures
Learner's definition of PICTURE
[count] : a painting, drawing, or photograph of someone or something
[count] : an idea of how something or someone looks, of what something is like, etc. usually singular
[noncount] : a general situation
see also big picture
[count] : an image on the screen of a television set
[count] : a movie or film
the pictures old-fashioned : a showing of a movie in a theater
pictures [plural] : the movies or movie industry
[noncount]
: someone or something that looks exactly like someone or something else
: a perfect example of something

a picture is worth a thousand words

see 1worth

(as) pretty as a picture

see 1pretty

keep someone in the picture

chiefly British or put someone in the picture
: to give someone the information that is needed to understand something

paint/draw a picture of

: to create an idea or understanding of something or someone through words, facts, etc.
2 picture /ˈpɪktʃɚ/ verb
pictures; pictured; picturing
2 picture
/ˈpɪktʃɚ/
verb
pictures; pictured; picturing
Learner's definition of PICTURE
[+ object]
: to have a thought, understanding, or idea about (something or someone) : imagine
: to show or represent (someone or something) in a painting, drawing, or photograph usually used as (be) pictured
: to describe (something or someone) in a particular way + as usually used as (be) pictured
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