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picture  


      n  
1   
a    a visual representation of something, such as a person or scene, produced on a surface, as in a photograph, painting, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
picture gallery, picture postcard         Related adj       pictorial  
2    a mental image or impression  
a clear picture of events     
3    a verbal description, esp. one that is vivid  
4    a situation considered as an observable scene  
the political picture     
5    a person or thing that bears a close resemblance to another  
he was the picture of his father     
6    a person, scene, etc., considered as typifying a particular state or quality  
the picture of despair     
7    a beautiful person or scene  
you'll look a picture     
8    a complete image on a television screen, comprising two interlaced fields  
9   
a    a motion picture; film  
b    (as modifier)  
picture theatre     
10    the pictures     (Chiefly Brit. and Austral)   a cinema or film show  
11       another name for       tableau vivant  
12    get the picture  
Informal   to understand a situation  
13    in the picture   informed about a given situation  
      vb   tr  
14    to visualize or imagine  
15    to describe or depict, esp. vividly  
16    often passive   to put in a picture or make a picture of  
they were pictured sitting on the rocks     
     (C15: from Latin pictura painting, from pingere to paint)  


living picture  
      n      another term for       tableau vivant  
motion picture  
      n      a U.S. and Canadian term for       film       1  
moving picture  
      n      a U.S. and Canadian name for       film       1  
picture card  
      n      another name for       court card  
picture hat  
      n   a decorated hat with a very wide brim, esp. as worn by women in paintings by Gainsborough and Reynolds  
picture house  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)      an old-fashioned name for       cinema       1a  
picture moulding  
      n  
1    the edge around a framed picture  
2      (Also called)    picture rail   the moulding or rail near the top of a wall from which pictures can be hung  
picture palace  
      n     (Brit)      an old-fashioned name for       cinema       1a  
picture tube  
      n      another name for       television tube  
picture window  
      n   a large window having a single pane of glass, usually placed so that it overlooks a view  
picture writing  
      n  
1    any writing system that uses pictographs  
2    a system of artistic expression and communication using pictures or symbolic figures  
word picture  
      n   a verbal description, esp. a vivid one  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
self-taken picture
[Slang];[Fam.]
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
adj.
faultless; absolutely perfect
adjective describing a situation/person/thing that could make the object of a perfect picture. E.g picture-perfect moment, picture-perfect family etc.
n.
transformation of a story or a product in a game
n.
adding narrative to a topic ; transforming some facts into a story
n.
a group selfie ; a picture taken by one person next to other people, usually to share it through social media
[Slang] comes from the combination of "selfie" and "us"
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
n.
a prank on Twitter consisting of posting a link to a picture of a duck on wheels
v.
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).

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