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picture

[ pik-cher ]
/ ˈpɪk tʃər /
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noun

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

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RELATED WORDS

impression, photograph, copy, art, description, figure, image, account, sketch, cartoon, depiction, report, statue, portrayal, print, portrait, piece, painting, drawing, icon

Nearby words

pictorialism, pictorialize, pictorially, picts, picturable, picture, picture book, picture card, picture disc, picture hat, 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
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Can be confusedpicture pitcher
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British Dictionary definitions for pictures

picture

/ (ˈpɪktʃə) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for picture

C15: from Latin pictūra painting, from pingere to paint
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with pictures

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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