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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  
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)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    delineation, drawing, effigy, engraving, illustration, image, likeness, painting, photograph, portrait, portrayal, print, representation, similitude, sketch  
2    account, depiction, description, image, impression, re-creation, report  
3    carbon copy, copy, dead ringer     (slang)   double, duplicate, image, likeness, living image, lookalike, replica, ringer     (slang)   spit     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   spit and image     (informal)   spitting image     (informal)   twin  
4    archetype, embodiment, epitome, essence, living example, perfect example, personification  
5    film, flick     (slang)   motion picture, movie     (U.S. informal)  
6    conceive of, envision, image, see, see in the mind's eye, visualize  
7    delineate, depict, describe, draw, illustrate, paint, photograph, portray, render, represent, show, sketch  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
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"
self-taken picture
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"
a small digital image or icon used to express or convey an idea, a mood or an emotion in electronic communication. It's a loanword from japoneese coming from e 'picture'+ moji 'letter, character'.
[Internet] Althoug being coincidental, the resemblance of the term 'emoji' to the english word 'emoticon' (a facial expression composed of keyboard characters, such as :-)) helps its memorability. 😊
a prank on Twitter consisting of posting a link to a picture of a duck on wheels
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
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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