Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Pic"ture (?), n. [L. pictura, fr. pingere, pictum, to paint: cf. F. peinture. See Paint.]
1. The art of painting; representation by painting. [Obs.]
Any well-expressed image . . . either in picture or sculpture.
Sir H. Wotton.
2. A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, produced by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, etc.; a representation in colors. By extension, a figure; a model.
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects.
The young king's picture . . . in virgin wax.
3. An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the picture of his father; the man is the picture of grief.
My eyes make pictures when they are shut.
is often used adjectively, or in forming self-explaining compounds; as, picture
book or picture
frame or picture
seller or picture
Picture gallery, a gallery, or large apartment, devoted to the exhibition of pictures. -- Picture red, a rod of metal tube fixed to the walls of a room, from which pictures are hung. -- Picture writing. (a)
The art of recording events, or of expressing messages, by means of pictures representing the actions or circumstances in question. Tylor
The record or message so represented; as, the picture writing of the American Indians
Syn. -- Picture, Painting. Every kind of representation by drawing or painting is a picture, whether made with oil colors, water colors, pencil, crayons, or India ink; strictly, a painting is a picture made by means of colored paints, usually applied moist with a brush.
Pic"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pictured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Picturing.] To draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring before the mind. I . . . do picture it in my mind."
I have not seen him so pictured.