picture

[ pik-cher ]
/ ˈpɪk tʃər /
See synonyms for: picture / pictured / pictures / picturing on Thesaurus.com

noun

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

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Origin of picture

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin pictūra “the act of painting, a painting,” equivalent to pict(us) (past participle of pingere “to paint” ) + -ūra noun suffix; see paint, -ure

OTHER WORDS FROM picture

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH picture

picture , 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

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