What is picture?

  • (noun): A typical example of some state or quality.
    Example: "The very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on picture, pictures:

Dulwich Picture Gallery
... Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, South London ... sizes from its many patrons, Dulwich Picture Gallery houses one of the country’s finest collections of Old Masters, especially rich in French, Italian and ...
Home and Professional Recording - New Standards: SuperBetamax and Extended Definition Betamax - Comparison To Other Video Formats
... digital-style resolutions (and traditional analog "TV lines per picture height" measurements) for various media ... based on the quality with a standard Kell factor of 0.7 350×480 (250 lines per picture height) Umatic, Betamax, VHS, Video8 420×480 (300 lines per ...
Bad Day At Black Rock - Production
... at the time, nearly did not allow the picture to be made because he felt the story was subversive ... before shooting began, an indecisive Tracy tried to back out of the picture ... the script has been sent to Alan Ladd and he has agreed to do the picture." The next day, Tracy committed to "Bad Day at Black Rock" ...
Picture Book - Characteristics
... Any book that pairs a narrative format with pictures can be categorized as a picture book ... the illustrations are as much a part of the experience with the book as the written text." Picture books are most often aimed at young children, and while some may ... For this reason, picture books tend to have two functions in the lives of children they are first read to young children by adults, and then children read them themselves once they begin to ...
Picture Book
... A picture book combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, most often aimed at young children ... The images in picture books use a range of media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolor, and pencil, among others ... Two of the earliest books with something like the format picture books still retain now were Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter from 1845 and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit from ...

More definitions of "picture":

  • (noun): Illustrations used to decorate or explain a text.
    Synonyms: pictorial matter
  • (noun): A situation treated as an observable object.
    Example: "The political picture is favorable"
    Synonyms: scene
  • (noun): A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.
    Synonyms: image, icon, ikon
  • (noun): Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface.
    Synonyms: painting
  • (noun): A clear and telling mental image.
    Example: "He described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"
    Synonyms: mental picture, impression
  • (noun): The visible part of a television transmission.
    Example: "They could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
    Synonyms: video

Famous quotes containing the word picture:

    Poetry, and Picture, are Arts of a like nature; and both are busie about imitation. It was excellently said of Plutarch, Poetry was a speaking Picture, and Picture a mute Poesie. For they both invent, faine, and devise many things, and accommodate all they invent to the use, and service of nature. Yet of the two, the Pen is more noble, than the Pencill. For that can speake to the Understanding; the other, but to the Sense.
    Ben Jonson (1573–1637)