What is picture?

  • (verb): Show in, or as in, a picture.
    Synonyms: depict, render, show
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on picture, pictures:

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 very basic language especially designed to help children ... 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 ...
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 ... shooting began, an indecisive Tracy tried to back out of the picture ... 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
... 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 ...
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 Spanish Baroque paintings and in ...
Home and Professional Recording - New Standards: SuperBetamax and Extended Definition Betamax - Comparison To Other Video Formats
... 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 picture height) Super Betamax, Betacam (professional ...

More definitions of "picture":

  • (noun): A typical example of some state or quality.
    Example: "The very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
  • (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): The visible part of a television transmission.
    Example: "They could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
    Synonyms: video
  • (noun): Illustrations used to decorate or explain a text.
    Synonyms: pictorial matter
  • (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:

    When you’ve been blind as long as I have, you learn to see through your senses. I can’t explain it exactly, but you get a feeling about people when you meet them. You see a picture of them in your mind. Not just what they look like, but what they really are. You see them much more clearly than you do with your eyes. Maybe that’s why they say looks are deceptive.
    —George Bricker. Jean Yarbrough. Helen Page (Jane Adams)

    I hate cheap pictures. I hate pictures that make people look like they’re not worth much, just to prove a photographer’s point. I hate when they take a picture of someone pickin’ their nose or yawning. It’s so cheap. A lot of it is a big ego trip. You use people as props instead of as people.
    Jill Freedman (b. 1939)

    It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)