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EN[ˈpɪktʃə] [ˈpɪk(t)ʃɚ] [ˈpɪtʃɚ] [-ɪktʃə(ɹ)]
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    Definition of picture in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpicturesSUF-ure
    1. A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.
      1. An image; a representation as in the imagination.
        1. A painting.
          1. There was a picture hanging above the fireplace. ‎
        2. A photograph.
          1. I took a picture of the church. ‎
        3. INF A motion picture.
          1. Casablanca is my all-time favorite picture. ‎
        4. (dated) INF ("the pictures") Cinema (as a form of entertainment).
          1. Let's go to the pictures. ‎
        5. A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).
          1. She's the very picture of health. ‎
        6. The art of painting; representation by painting.
          1. A figure; a model.
            1. Situation.
              1. The employment picture for the older middle class is not so good.
              2. You can just look at the election, you've got to look at the big picture.
          2. VerbSGpicturesPRpicturingPT, PPpictured
            1. VT To represent in or with a picture.
              1. What is striking about the self portrait is that the patient had pictured herself as a much younger woman
            2. VT To imagine or envision.
              1. VT To depict.
                1. Drawing is picturing people, places, and things with line.
            3. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • He took a picture of me with a standee of Darth Vader at the premiere of Episode 3.
                • He took down the picture and replaced it with the framed photograph.
                • Could you lean the picture to the left just a tad more?
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Try to spot the differences between these two pictures.
                • The strange man with the large head spooked me out so much until I realized it was only a picture.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                1. en pictures
                2. en picturesque
                3. en picturer
                4. en pictured
                5. en picturers
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                Grammatically, this word "picture" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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