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picture /ˈpɪktʃə $ -ər/ noun
picture verb [transitive]

تصویر ، منظره ، سینما ، با عکس نشان دادن ، روشن ساختن ، نقاشی کردن ، تصور ، وصف ، مجسم کردن ، علوم مهندسی: تصویر ، معماری: تصویر
کامپیوتر: عکس

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- representation, drawing, engraving, illustration, image, likeness, painting, photograph, portrait, print, sketch
- description, account, depiction, image, impression, report
- double, carbon copy, copy, dead ringer (slang), duplicate, image, likeness, lookalike, replica, spitting image (informal), twin
- personification, embodiment, epitome, essence
- film, flick (slang), motion picture, movie (U.S. informal)
- imagine, conceive of, envision, see, visualize
- represent, depict, draw, illustrate, paint, photograph, show, sketch
Related Words: draw
English Thesaurus: break, smash, snap, split, fracture, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. picture1 S1 W1 /ˈpɪktʃə $ -ər/ noun
[Word Family: adjective: pictorial, picturesque; verb: picture; noun: picture]
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: pictura, from pictus, past participle of pingere 'to paint']

1. PAINTING/DRAWING [countable] shapes, lines etc painted or drawn on a surface, showing what someone or something looks like:
The room had several pictures on the walls.
a book with pictures in it
picture of
I like that picture of the two horses.
draw/paint a/sb’s picture
Draw a picture of your house.
He asked her permission to paint her picture (=paint a picture of her).

2. PHOTOGRAPH [countable] a photograph
picture of
That’s a great picture of you, Dad!
take sb’s picture/take a picture of somebody
I asked the waiter if he’d mind taking our picture.
wedding/holiday etc pictures
Would you like to see the wedding pictures?

3. TELEVISION [countable] an image that appears on a television or cinema screen
picture of
upsetting pictures of the famine in Africa
satellite pictures from space

4. DESCRIPTION/IDEA [countable usually singular] a description or idea of what something is like
picture of
The book gives you a good picture of what life was like in Japan in the early 19th century.
The article paints a rather bleak picture of the future of our planet.
Detectives are trying to build up a picture of the kidnapper.
The description in the guidebook showed rather a rosy picture (=one that makes you think that something is better than it really is).
I now have a vivid picture (=very clear picture) in my mind.

5. SITUATION [singular] the general situation in a place, organization etc:
The worldwide picture for tribal people remains grim.
the wider political picture
Checks throughout the region revealed a similar picture everywhere.
big/bigger/wider picture
We were so caught up with the details, we lost sight of the big picture (=the situation considered as a whole).

6. MENTAL IMAGE [countable usually singular] an image or memory that you have in your mind:
Sarah had a mental picture of Lisbon.
He had a vivid picture in his mind.

7. put/keep somebody in the picture to give someone all the information they need to understand a situation, especially one that is changing quickly:
I’m just going now, but Keith will put you in the picture.

8. get the picture informal to understand a situation:
You’ve said enough. I get the picture.

9. out of the picture if someone is out of the picture, they are no longer involved in a situation:
Injury has effectively put Woods out of the picture as far as international matches are concerned.

10. FILM
a) [countable] a film:
It was voted the year’s best picture.
b) the pictures [plural] British English the cinema:
Would you like to go to the pictures?

11. be the picture of health/innocence/despair etc to look very healthy etc:
Head bowed and sobbing, she was the picture of misery.

12. be/look a picture to look beautiful
pretty as a picture at pretty2(7)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. picture2 verb [transitive]
[Word Family: adjective: pictorial, picturesque; verb: picture; noun: picture]

1. to imagine something by making an image in your mind:
Tom, picturing the scene, smiled.
picture somebody/something as something
Rob had pictured her as serious, but she wasn’t like that.
picture somebody doing something
I can’t picture him skiing. He’s so clumsy!
picture what/how
Picture what it would be like after a nuclear attack.

2. [usually passive] to show someone or something in a photograph, painting, or drawing:
She is pictured with her mum Christine and sister Kelly.

3. [usually passive] to describe something in a particular way
be pictured as something
She’s been pictured as a difficult, demanding woman.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. painting/drawing/photograph
ADJ. attractive, beautiful, lovely, striking, stunning, wonderful | blurred | black and white, colour | posed
VERB + PICTURE draw, paint | colour in The book has simple stories and pictures to colour in.
frame, hang, mount | display, exhibit, show | pose for, sit for | get, snap, take I got some good pictures of the procession.
touch up
PICTURE + VERB depict sth, show sth | hang
PICTURE + NOUN frame | book, postcard | gallery | hook, rail | editor
PREP. in a/the ~ I can't see you in the picture. The story is told in pictures.
~ of It's a picture of a country village.
 ⇒ Note at ART

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. mental image
ADJ. vivid The book gives a vivid picture of life in Victorian England. | clear | complete, comprehensive, full, general, overall, total, whole The programme was interesting but it didn't give the full picture.
incomplete | broad My visits enabled me to build up a broad picture of the culture.
composite Through interviews and old photos we put together a composite picture of life in the village a hundred years ago.
accurate, balanced, realistic, representative, true | false, misleading, one-sided, over-simplified, unbalanced | idealized, optimistic, rosy | bleak, depressing, dismal, gloomy, grim, negative The report paints a dismal picture of the government's economic record.
confused, distorted | detailed | complex, complicated | disturbing | mental I tried to form a mental picture of the building being described.
VERB + PICTURE build (up), construct, create, develop, establish, form, gain, get, obtain, put together They're trying to build up a detailed picture of the incident.
give, paint, present, project, reveal The figures reveal a disturbing picture of the state of our schools. | complete | conjure up The smell of the sea conjures up pictures of children playing on the beach.
PICTURE + VERB emerge What emerges is a complex picture of family rivalry.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


draw/paint a picture
She drew a picture of a mushroom on the blackboard.
do a picture of somebody/something (=draw or paint a picture)
He’s done a picture of a monster.
a picture hangs somewhere
Three pictures hung on the wall over his bed.
a picture shows something formal
The picture shows two women leaning down towards a third.
a picture is of somebody/something (=used to talk about what a picture shows)
There's a picture of his wife above the fireplace.
a clear/good picture
He still didn’t have a clear picture of what had happened.
a vivid picture (=very clear)
Their diaries give us a vivid picture of their lives at the time.
an accurate/true picture
Our aim is to build an accurate picture of the needs of disabled people.
a distorted/misleading picture (=one that is not accurate)
The media coverage left many people with a distorted picture.
These figures give a misleading picture of the company’s financial health.
a detailed picture
We now have a detailed picture of the bird’s habits.
a complete/full picture
By asking these questions, I was able to get a more complete picture.
an overall/general picture
The study is intended to provide an overall picture of political activity in the nation.
a bleak/gloomy/grim picture (=giving the impression that something is or will be bad)
The report paints a bleak picture of the economy.
a rosy picture (=giving the impression that something is or will be good)
That figure paints a misleadingly rosy picture.
have a picture
I've never been there, but I have a picture of it in my mind.
a picture emerges (=becomes clear)
No clear picture emerges from the studies.
get a picture
Scientists have been trying to get a better picture of how the drug works.
build up/form a picture (=gradually get an idea of what something is like)
Detectives are still trying to build up a picture of what happened.
give/provide a picture
Her book gives us an interesting picture of ordinary people’s homes at the time.
present a picture
Newspapers tend to present a grim picture of what's going on in the world.
paint a picture (=create a particular idea or impression, especially one that is not accurate)
The latest survey paints a grim picture.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

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