picture Definition

  • 1a painting, drawing, photograph, or other representation of a person or thing
  • 2a portrait
  • 3a graphic or vivid description

Using picture: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "picture" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I took a picture of the sunset.

  • Example

    The artist painted a beautiful picture of the countryside.

  • Example

    The book gave a vivid picture of life in the city.

  • Example

    She has a picture of her family on her desk.

picture Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for picture

Phrases with picture

  • involved or included in a particular situation or group


    I don't know who's in the picture, but I'm sure they're all friends.

  • a person who looks healthy and fit


    After months of exercise and healthy eating, she was a picture of health.

  • a picture can convey a complex idea more effectively than a written or spoken description


    Instead of trying to explain the problem, I showed him a picture. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Origins of picture

from Latin 'pictura', meaning 'painting'


Summary: picture in Brief

The term 'picture' [ˈpɪktʃər] refers to a visual representation of a person or thing, such as a painting, drawing, or photograph. It can also refer to a vivid description, as in 'The book gave a vivid picture of life in the city.' 'Picture' is often used in phrases like 'in the picture,' and 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' which means a picture can convey an idea more effectively than words.

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