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Picture vs. Photo

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Picturenoun

A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.

Photonoun

Photograph.

Picturenoun

An image; a representation as in the imagination.

Photoverb

(transitive) To take a photograph of.

Picturenoun

A painting.

‘There was a picture hanging above the fireplace.’;

Photonoun

A contraction of Photograph.

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Picturenoun

A photograph.

‘I took a picture of the church.’;

Photonoun

a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

Picturenoun

(informal) A motion picture.

‘Casablanca is my all-time favorite picture.’;

Photonoun

a photograph.

Picturenoun

Cinema as a form of entertainment.

‘Let's go to the pictures.’;

Photonoun

a photo finish.

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Picturenoun

A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).

‘She's the very picture of health.’;

Photoverb

take a photograph of

‘do we wait till you've had him photoed?’;

Picturenoun

An attractive sight.

‘The garden is a real picture at this time of year.’;

Picturenoun

The art of painting; representation by painting.

Picturenoun

A figure; a model.

Picturenoun

Situation.

‘The employment picture for the older middle class is not so good.’; ‘You can't just look at the election, you've got to look at the big picture.''’;

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Pictureverb

(transitive) To represent in or with a picture.

Pictureverb

(transitive) To imagine or envision.

Pictureverb

(transitive) To depict.

Picturenoun

The art of painting; representation by painting.

‘Any well-expressed image . . . either in picture or sculpture.’;

Picturenoun

A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, produced by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, etc.; a representation in colors. By extension, a figure; a model.

‘Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects.’; ‘The young king's picture . . . in virgin wax.’;

Picturenoun

An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the picture of his father; the man is the picture of grief.

‘My eyes make pictures when they are shut.’;

Pictureverb

To draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring before the mind.

‘I have not seen him so pictured.’;

Picturenoun

a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface;

‘they showed us the pictures of their wedding’; ‘a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them’;

Picturenoun

graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface;

‘a small painting by Picasso’; ‘he bought the painting as an investment’; ‘his pictures hang in the Louvre’;

Picturenoun

a clear and telling mental image;

‘he described his mental picture of his assailant’; ‘he had no clear picture of himself or his world’; ‘the events left a permanent impression in his mind’;

Picturenoun

a situation treated as an observable object;

‘the political picture is favorable’; ‘the religious scene in England has changed in the last century’;

Picturenoun

illustrations used to decorate or explain a text;

‘the dictionary had many pictures’;

Picturenoun

a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement;

‘they went to a movie every Saturday night’; ‘the film was shot on location’;

Picturenoun

the visible part of a television transmission;

‘they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone’;

Picturenoun

a graphic or vivid verbal description;

‘too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures’; ‘the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland’; ‘the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters’;

Picturenoun

a typical example of some state or quality;

‘the very picture of a modern general’; ‘she was the picture of despair’;

Pictureverb

imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;

‘I can't see him on horseback!’; ‘I can see what will happen’; ‘I can see a risk in this strategy’;

Pictureverb

show in, or as in, a picture;

‘This scene depicts country life’; ‘the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting’;

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