—picturable, adj. —picturableness, n. —picturably, adv. —picturer, n./pik"cheuhr/, n., v., pictured, picturing.n.1. a visual representation of a person, object, or scene, as a painting, drawing, photograph, etc.: I carry a picture of my grandchild in my wallet.2. any visible image, however produced: pictures reflected in a pool of water.3. a mental image: a clear picture of how he had looked that day.4. a particular image or reality as portrayed in an account or description; depiction; version.5. a tableau, as in theatrical representation.6. See motion picture.8. a person, thing, group, or scene regarded as resembling a work of pictorial art in beauty, fineness of appearance, etc.: She was a picture in her new blue dress.9. the image or perfect likeness of someone else: He is the picture of his father.10. a visible or concrete embodiment of some quality or condition: the picture of health.11. a situation or set of circumstances: the economic picture.12. the image on a computer monitor, the viewing screen of a television set, or a motion-picture screen.v.t.13. to represent in a picture or pictorially, as by painting or drawing.14. to form a mental picture of; imagine: He couldn't picture himself doing such a thing.15. to depict in words; describe graphically: He pictured Rome so vividly that you half-believed you were there.16. to present or create as a setting; portray: His book pictured the world of the future.[1375-1425; late ME < L pictura the act of painting, a painting, equiv. to pict(us) (ptp. of pingere to PAINT) + -ura -URE]Syn. 13, 15. delineate, paint, draw, represent.
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