• (noun): Illustrations used to decorate or explain a text.
    Synonyms: pictorial matter
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on picture, pictures:

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 ... 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 ...
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" ...
Dulwich Picture Gallery
... Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, South London ... founders and bequests of varying sizes from its many patrons, Dulwich Picture Gallery houses one of the country’s finest collections of Old Masters, especially ...
Picture Book - Characteristics
... Any book that pairs a narrative format with pictures can be categorized as a picture book ... are 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 ... 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 themselves once they begin to learn to read ...
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 ... 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 ...

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): A typical example of some state or quality.
    Example: "The very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
  • (noun): The visible part of a television transmission.
    Example: "They could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
    Synonyms: video
  • (noun): A situation treated as an observable object.
    Example: "The political picture is favorable"
    Synonyms: scene
  • (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
  • (noun): Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface.
    Synonyms: painting

Famous quotes containing the word picture:

    With wonderful art he grinds into paint for his picture all his moods and experiences, so that all his forces may be brought to the encounter. Apparently writing without a particular design or responsibility, setting down his soliloquies from time to time, taking advantage of all his humors, when at length the hour comes to declare himself, he puts down in plain English, without quotation marks, what he, Thomas Carlyle, is ready to defend in the face of the world.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    But what now grips his fancy is her face,

    And how the cunning picture holds her still
    At just that smiling instant when her soul,
    Grown sweetly faint, and swept beyond control,
    Consents to his inexorable will.
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    Burst into my narrow stall;
    Swing the picture on the wall;
    Run the rattling pages o’er;
    Scatter poems on the floor;
    Turn the poet out of door.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)