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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Picture \Pic"ture\, n. [L. pictura, fr. pingere, pictum, to
     paint: cf. F. peinture. See Paint.]
     1. The art of painting; representation by painting. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Any well-expressed image . . . either in picture or
              sculpture.                            --Sir H.
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     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.
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              Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects.
        [1913 Webster]
              The young king's picture . . . in virgin wax.
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     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.
        [1913 Webster]
              My eyes make pictures when they are shut.
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     Note: Picture is often used adjectively, or in forming
           self-explaining compounds; as, picture book or
           picture-book, picture frame or picture-frame, picture
           seller or picture-seller, etc.
           [1913 Webster]
     Animated picture, a moving 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.
        (b) The record or message so represented; as, the picture
            writing of the American Indians.
            [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Picture, Painting.
     Usage: 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Picture \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."
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           I have not seen him so pictured.         --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or
           abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the
           pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images
           projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them" [syn:
           picture, image, icon, ikon]
      2: graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by
         applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso";
         "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang
         in the Louvre" [syn: painting, picture]
      3: a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental
         picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of
         himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent
         impression in his mind" [syn: mental picture, picture,
      4: a situation treated as an observable object; "the political
         picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has
         changed in the last century" [syn: picture, scene]
      5: illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the
         dictionary had many pictures" [syn: picture, pictorial
      6: a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a
         sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous
         movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the
         film was shot on location" [syn: movie, film, picture,
         moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture,
         motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick]
      7: the visible part of a television transmission; "they could
         still receive the sound but the picture was gone" [syn:
         video, picture]
      8: a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the
         narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author
         gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet
         contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters" [syn:
         word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction,
         picture, characterization, characterisation]
      9: a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture
         of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
      10: a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print
          or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-
          sensitive material [syn: photograph, photo, exposure,
          picture, pic]
      v 1: imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him
           on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a
           risk in this strategy" [syn: visualize, visualise,
           envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture,
      2: show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country
         life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much
         tenderness in this painting" [syn: picture, depict,
         render, show]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  452 Moby Thesaurus words for "picture":
     3-D, CRT spot, Cinemascope, Cinerama, DM display, Doppler signal,
     IF signal, IM display, RF echoes, Technicolor, Telephoto,
     Vorstellung, Western, Wirephoto, abstract, abstraction,
     aerial photograph, ally, altarpiece, alter ego, analogon, analogue,
     animated cartoon, approach, arrangement, artwork, associate,
     attack, badge, banner, beam, beat signal, black spot,
     black-and-white film, black-and-white photograph, blips,
     block print, bloom, blooping, blueprint, blueprinting, bounces,
     brass tacks, bring to life, brother, calculation, call to mind,
     call up, cameo, candid photograph, carbon copy, cartoon, catalog,
     cataloging, catch a likeness, certified copy, chalk, character,
     character sketch, characteristic, characterization, characterize,
     charcoal, chart, charting, cheesecake, chiller, chronophotograph,
     cine, cinema, close copy, close match, cognate, collage, color,
     color film, color photograph, color print, companion, complement,
     concept, conception, conceptualization, congenator, congener,
     conjure up, contrivance, coordinate, copy, correlate, correlative,
     correspondent, counterfeit, counterpart, crayon, creepie,
     crosshatch, cyclorama, dash off, daub, dead ringer, definition,
     delineate, delineation, depict, depiction, describe, description,
     design, details, device, diagram, diapositive, differentia,
     diptych, display, disposition, documentary, documentary film,
     doodle, double, double-dot display, draft, draw, drawing,
     duplicate, earmark, echo, echo signal, ectype, educational film,
     effigy, eidetic image, embodiment, engraving, enterprise, envisage,
     envisagement, envisaging, envision, envisioning, epitome,
     equivalent, essence, essential facts, essentials, evocation, evoke,
     exact likeness, express, eyeful, facsimile, fair copy,
     faithful copy, fake, fancy, feature, fellow, figuring, film, flare,
     flick, flicker, foresight, forethought, forgery, fresco,
     fringe area, game, ghost, give words to, granulation,
     graphic account, graphing, grid, ground plan, guidelines, hallmark,
     hard shadow, hatch, heliochrome, heliograph, hit off,
     horror picture, horse opera, icon, idea, idiosyncrasy, idol,
     illumination, illustrate, illustration, image, imagery,
     imagery study, imagine, imaging, imagism, imitation, impression,
     incarnation, index, indicant, indicator, insignia, intention,
     interpret, itemization, just see, keynote, kindred spirit, layout,
     lifelike image, like, likeness, limn, limning, lineup,
     living image, living picture, local oscillator signal,
     long-range plan, map, mapping, mark, master plan, match, mate,
     measure, mental image, mental picture, mental representation,
     method, methodology, miniature, mirroring, model, montage, mosaic,
     motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, mug,
     mug shot, multiple image, mural, near duplicate, newsreel, noise,
     notate, note, notion, nudie, objectification, objectify, obverse,
     operations research, organization, outline, output signal, paint,
     paint a picture, painting, panorama, parallel, particularization,
     pasticcio, pastiche, peculiarity, pencil, pendant, personification,
     phony, photo, photobiography, photochronograph, photodrama,
     photograph, photomap, photomicrograph, photomontage, photomural,
     photoplay, picture noise, picture shifts, picture show, picturing,
     picturize, pinup, pips, plan, planning, planning function, poem,
     poetic imagery, pornographic film, portrait, portraiture, portray,
     portrayal, prearrangement, presentment, preview, print, procedure,
     profile, program, program of action, property, prototype,
     radar signal, rain, rationalization, reading, realize, reciprocal,
     reflection, register, render, rendering, rendition, represent,
     representation, representative, reproduction, resemblance, return,
     return signal, ringer, rolling, rub, rubbing, scanning pattern,
     schedule, schema, schematism, schematization, schematize, scheme,
     scheme of arrangement, scintillation, scratch, scumble, seal,
     second self, see, semblance, set forth, setup, shade, shading,
     shadow, short, shot, show, sigil, sign, signal, signal display,
     signature, silent, silent film, similitude, simulacrum, sister,
     sketch, skin flick, slide, snap, snapshot, sneak preview, snow,
     snowstorm, soul mate, spaghetti Western, specification, spit,
     spit and image, spitting image, spot, stained glass window, stamp,
     stencil, still, still life, still photograph, strategic plan,
     strategy, such, suchlike, summon up, sure sign, symbolize, symptom,
     system, systematization, tableau, tactical plan, tactics,
     take a rubbing, talkie, talking picture, tally, tapestry,
     target image, telephotograph, telltale sign, the big picture,
     the data, the details, the dope, the facts, the information,
     the like of, the likes of, the particulars, the picture, the scoop,
     the score, the specifics, the whole story, thing of beauty,
     thriller, tint, trace, trace out, trace over, tracing, trailer,
     trait, transmitter signal, transparency, triptych, twin,
     underground film, understanding, very image, very picture,
     video signal, vignette, vision, visual image, visualization,
     visualize, vivid description, wall painting, way, word painting,
     word-painting, working plan, write

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  Data representing a two-dimensional scene.
     A digital image is composed of pixels arranged in a
     rectangular array with a certain height and width.  Each pixel
     may consist of one or more bits of information, representing
     the brightness of the image at that point and possibly
     including colour information encoded as RGB triples.
     Images are usually taken from the real world via a digital
     camera, frame grabber, or scanner; or they may be
     generated by computer, e.g. by ray tracing software.
     See also image formats, image processing.
     2.  The image (or range) of a function is the
     set of values obtained by applying the function to all
     elements of its domain.  So, if f : D -> C then the set f(D)
     = \{ f(d) | d in D \ is the image of D under f.  The image is
     a subset of C, the codomain.

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PICTURE, n.  A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome
  in three.
      "Behold great Daubert's picture here on view --
      Taken from Life."  If that description's true,
      Grant, heavenly Powers, that I be taken, too.
                                                               Jali Hane

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