- a movie.
- a photograph.
Origin of pic1
- the scoring of 30 points in the declaration of hands and in the play before one's opponent scores a point.
- the bonus of 30 points won for so scoring.
Origin of pic2
- the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
- a watch-shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick.
- Also called pyx chest. a box or chest at a mint, in which specimen coins are deposited and reserved for trial by weight and assay.
Origin of pyx
Examples from the Web for pix
If my pix is so offensive to media critics, why do they keeping flashing the damn thing over & over?Dear Old People: The Internet Is Forever
July 25, 2013
I got in and drove to PIX, a 24 hour camera shop, to get some more film.Ted Soqui Photos: L.A. Riots, Then & Now
April 27, 2012
It may also be used as pix liquida, with equal part of alcohol.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Fat Mrs. Pix enjoyed a certain sort of vogue from 1696 to 1709.
Nuremberg, so rich in legend, tells a story of the origin of the Pix.The Story of Nuremberg
It also mentions pix as a Devon imprecation, ‘a pix take him.’The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
W. Y. Evans Wentz
"They will not tolerate us up stairs," said Anton, hurriedly, to Pix.Debit and Credit
- informal photographs; prints
- a less common spelling of pyx
- informal a photograph, picture, or illustration
less commonly pix
- Also called: pyx chest the chest in which coins from the British mint are placed to be tested for weight, etc
- Christianity any receptacle in which the Eucharistic Host is kept
Word Origin and History for pix
variant of pics, 1930 (see pic).
c.1400, "a box," especially the vessel in which the host or consecrated bread is preserved, from Latin pyxis, from Greek pyxis "box-wood; a box," from pyxos "box-wood; box-tree," of uncertain origin.
1884 as a shortening of picture (n.). Short for motion picture from 1936. Colloquial piccy is recorded from 1889.