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:

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 ...
Dulwich Picture Gallery
... Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, South London ... by its founders and bequests of varying sizes from its many patrons, Dulwich Picture Gallery houses one of the country’s finest collections of Old Masters ...
Bad Day At Black Rock - Production
... Nicholas Schenck, MGM's president at the time, nearly did not allow the picture to be made because he felt the story was subversive ... Just before shooting began, an indecisive Tracy tried to back out of the picture ... a copy of 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 ... 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 have ... 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 ...
Home and Professional Recording - New Standards: SuperBetamax and Extended Definition Betamax - Comparison To Other Video Formats
... (and traditional analog "TV lines per picture height" measurements) for various media ... a standard Kell factor of 0.7 350×480 (250 lines per picture height) Umatic, Betamax, VHS, Video8 420×480 (300 lines per picture height) Super ...

More definitions of "picture":

  • (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): 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): The visible part of a television transmission.
    Example: "They could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
    Synonyms: video
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word picture:

    She sang a song that sounds like life; I mean it was sad. Délira knew no other types of songs. She didn’t sing loud, and the song had no words. It was sung with closed lips and it stayed down in one’s throat.... Life is what taught them, these Negresses, to sing as if they were choking back sobs. It is a song that always ends with a beginning anew because this song is the picture of misery, and tell me, does misery ever end?
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)

    No sacrifice was too great to get the film right, to get it accurate, true, and perfect. We weren’t important in our minds; only the picture was.
    Lillian Gish (1896–1993)

    the sun blew out of sight
    like a red picture hat....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)