picture

[ pik-cher ]
/ ˈpɪk tʃər /
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noun

verb (used with object), pic·tured, pic·tur·ing.


Nearby words

  1. pictorialism,
  2. pictorialize,
  3. pictorially,
  4. picts,
  5. picturable,
  6. picture book,
  7. picture card,
  8. picture disc,
  9. picture hat,
  10. picture house

Origin of picture

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin pictūra the act of painting, a painting, equivalent to pict(us) (past participle of pingere to paint) + -ūra -ure

SYNONYMS FOR picture
Related forms
Can be confusedpicture pitcher

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Examples from the Web for picturable

  • Thus the conceivable is reduced within the bounds of the picturable.

    Biographia Literaria|Samuel Taylor Coleridge


British Dictionary definitions for picturable

picture

/ (ˈpɪktʃə) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for picture

C15: from Latin pictūra painting, from pingere to paint

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Word Origin and History for picturable
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with picturable

picture

In addition to the idiom beginning with picture

  • picture is worth a thousand words, one

also see:

  • get the message (picture)
  • in the picture
  • pretty as a picture
  • take a picture
  • the picture
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