Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun picture

10 senses of picture

Sense 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")
       => representation -- (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Sense 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")
       => graphic art -- (the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking)

Sense 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")
       => image, mental image -- (an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate")

Sense 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")
       => situation, state of affairs -- (the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt)

Sense 5
picture, pictorial matter -- (illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures")
       => illustration -- (artwork that helps make something clear or attractive)

Sense 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 sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location")
       => show -- (a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway")
       => product, production -- (an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production")

Sense 7
video, picture -- (the visible part of a television transmission; "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone")
       => visual communication -- (communication that relies on vision)

Sense 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")
       => description, verbal description -- (a statement that represents something in words)

Sense 9
picture -- (a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair")
       => typification, exemplification -- (a representational or typifying form or model)

Sense 10
photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic -- (a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material)
       => representation -- (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb picture

2 senses of picture

Sense 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")
       => imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage -- (form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?")

Sense 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")
       => represent, interpret -- (create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl")

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