picture

[ pik-cher ]
/ ˈpɪk tʃər /

noun

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

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
Related forms
Can be confusedpicture pitcher
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British Dictionary definitions for picture

picture

/ (ˈpɪktʃə) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for picture

C15: from Latin pictūra painting, from pingere to paint
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Idioms and Phrases with picture

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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