picture (Noun) — A visual representation (of an object, scene, person or abstraction) produced on a surface. ex. "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"
picture (Noun) — Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface. ex. "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
picture (Noun) — A clear and telling mental image. ex. "he described his mental picture of his assailant" ex. "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"
picture (Noun) — A situation treated as an observable object. ex. "the political picture is favourable"
picture (Noun) — An illustration used to decorate or explain a text. ex. "the dictionary had many pictures"
picture (Noun) — A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement. ex. "they went to a motion-picture show every Saturday night"
picture (Noun) — The visible part of a television transmission. ex. "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
picture (Noun) — A graphic or vivid verbal description. ex. "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures" ex. "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"
picture (Noun) — A typical example of some state or quality. ex. "the very picture of a modern general" ex. "she was the picture of despair"
picture (Noun) — A static picture taken by a camera, recorded by focussing light onto a light-sensitive surface (usually a sensor in a digital camera, or historically a chemically treated plate or film). ex. "stick the picture onto the corkboard"
picture (Verb) — Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind. ex. "I can't picture him on horseback!"
picture (Verb) — (art) show in, or as in, a picture. ex. "This scene pictures country life"