- picture [pik′chər]n.[ME pycture < L pictura < pictus, pp. of pingere, to PAINT]1.a) an image or likeness of an object, person, or scene produced on a flat surface, esp. by painting, drawing, or photographyb) a printed reproduction of this2. anything closely resembling or strikingly typifying something else; perfect likeness or image [to be the picture of one's mother, the picture of health]3. anything regarded as having the compositional beauty of a painting or drawing4. a mental image or impression; idea5. a vivid or detailed description [a picture of the times]6. all the facts or conditions of an event, collectively; situation7. TABLEAU8. FILM (n. 5)9. the image on a television screenvt.pictured, picturing1. to make a picture of by painting, drawing, photographing, etc.2. to make visible; show clearly; reflect3. to describe or explain4. to form a mental picture or impression of; imagine——————in the picture or out of the pictureconsidered (or not considered) as involved in a situation
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.