Origin of pictorial
Examples from the Web for pictorial
They are never portraits of specific individuals who might interest us, even visually, apart from their pictorial roles.
He declared them to be “a pictorial representation of England as a free society and the liberator of other peoples.”
After some unsuccessful ventures in illustrated journalism, he started a pictorial weekly in New York in 1875.The Cleveland Era|Henry Jones Ford
This character occurs very seldom, if ever, except as a day symbol, hence it is presumed to be purely ideographic or pictorial.Day Symbols of the Maya Year|Cyrus Thomas
Another slab bears the outline of a little pig, the pictorial translation of the somewhat singular name Porcella.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
We think that the present number, both in its pictorial and its literary contents, will please our host of readers, young and old.
Pictorial art is isolated and unrelated, and the frame is the last relic of the old connection between painting and architecture.Miscellanies|Oscar Wilde
British Dictionary definitions for pictorial
- a magazine, newspaper, etc, containing many pictures
- (capital when part of a name)the Sunday Pictorial
Word Origin for pictorial
Word Origin and History for pictorial
1640s, from Latin pictorius "of a painter," from pictor "painter," from past participle stem of pingere "to make pictures" (see paint (v.)) + -al (1). The noun meaning "journal in which pictures are the main feature" is first recorded 1844. Related: Pictorially.