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Noun: pictures  pik-chu(r)z
Usage: Brit
  1. A theatre where films are shown
    - cinema, movie theater [US], movie theatre [N. Amer], movie house [N. Amer], picture palace [US], picture house [Brit], flicks [Brit]
Noun: picture  pik-chu(r)
  1. A visual representation (of an object, scene, person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    "they showed us the pictures of their wedding";
    - image, icon, ikon
     
  2. Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    "his pictures hang in the Louvre";
    - painting
     
  3. A clear and telling mental image
    "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world";
    - mental picture, impression
     
  4. A situation treated as an observable object
    "the political picture is favourable";
    - scene
     
  5. An illustration used to decorate or explain a text
    "the dictionary had many pictures";
    - pictorial matter
     
  6. 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 motion-picture show every Saturday night";
    - movie, film, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick
     
  7. The visible part of a television transmission
    "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone";
    - video
     
  8. 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";
    - word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, characterization, characterisation [Brit]
     
  9. A typical example of some state or quality
    "the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
     
  10. A static picture taken by a camera, recorded by focussing light onto a light-sensitive surface (usually a sensor in a digital camera, or historically a chemically treated plate or film)
    "stick the picture onto the corkboard";
    - photograph, photo, exposure, pic
Verb: picture  pik-chu(r)
  1. Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    "I can't picture him on horseback!";
    - visualize, visualise [Brit], envision, project, fancy, see, figure, image
     
  2. (art) show in, or as in, a picture
    "This scene pictures country life";
    - depict, render, show

Sounds like: picture, pictures, pi

Type of: conceive of, description, envisage, exemplification, graphic art, house, ideate, illustration, image, imagine, interpret, mental image, product, production, represent, representation, show, situation, state of affairs, theater [US], theatre, typification, verbal description, visual communication

Part of: telecasting, television, TV, video

Encyclopedia: Pictures

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