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pic·ture

picture

 
 
pronunciation:
pIk chr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a painting, drawing, or photograph.
The hall was lined with pictures of the Presidents.
 
synonyms:
drawing, likeness
similar words:
etching, graphic, icon, illustration, painting, pastel, photo, photograph, portrait, representation, sketch, snapshot, wash, watercolor
definition 2: a description or mental image.
My grandparents try to give us a picture of what life was like when they were young.
synonyms:
depiction, likeness
similar words:
description, idea, illustration, image, painting, sketch
definition 3: a motion picture; movie; film.
The local theater is showing a really good picture.
synonyms:
film, motion picture, movie
similar words:
cinema, feature, show
definition 4: a good example.
My mother is the very picture of energy and good health.
synonyms:
case, example, instance
similar words:
illustration, model, sample, specimen
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pictures, picturing, pictured
definition 1: to create an image of in one's mind; imagine.
It's hard to picture your parents as children.
synonyms:
imagine, visualize
similar words:
conceive, fancy, think of
definition 2: to make a drawing, painting, or photograph of.
The artist pictured a young boy holding a puppy.
synonyms:
depict, portray, represent
similar words:
draw, illustrate, paint, photograph, sketch, trace
definition 3: to describe.
My uncle's letter colorfully pictured the cities he was visiting in Europe.
synonyms:
portray
similar words:
depict, detail, illustrate
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The word picture contains the following part:
-ure Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of
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The suffix -ure attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.