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/ 5pIktFE(r); `pIktFL/ n 1 [C] (a) painting, drawing, sketch, etc, esp as a work of art , , : His picture of cows won a prize. . * Draw a picture of the house so we know what it looks like. . (b) photograph ; : They showed us the pictures of their wedding. . * She's taking a picture of the children. . (c) portrait (of sb) : Will you paint my picture? ? 2 [C usu sing ] beautiful object, scene, person etc : The park is a picture when the daffodils are in bloom. . * The children were a picture in their pretty dresses. . 3 [C usu sing ] (a) account or description of sth that enables one to form a mental picture or impression of it : The book gives a good picture of everyday life in ancient Rome. . (b) this mental picture : Her careful description enabled us to form an accurate picture of what had happened. , . 4 [C] (quality of the) image on a television screen : The picture is much clearer with the new aerial. . 5 (Brit dated ) (a) [C] cinema film ; : Have you seen her latest picture? ? (b) the pictures [pl] cinema : We don't often go to the pictures. . 6 (idm ) be/put sb in the `picture be/cause sb to be fully informed about sth []: Are you in the picture now? ? * Members of Parliament insisted on being put in the picture about the government's plans. . be the picture of health, happiness, etc look very healthy, happy, etc . get the `picture (infml ) understand ; : I get the picture you two want to be left alone together. --. pretty as a picture => pretty.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05
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picture
v 1 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (to oneself) form a mental image of sth; imagine sth : He pictured to himself what it might be like to live in Java. . * I can't picture the village without the old church. . 2 [Tn esp passive ] make a picture of (sth/sb) []; []: They were pictured against a backgroundof flowers. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05
picture
v 1 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (to oneself) form a mental image of sth; imagine sth : He pictured to himself what it might be like to live in Java. . * I can't picture the village without the old church. . 2 [Tn esp passive ] make a picture of (sth/sb) []; []: They were pictured against a backgroundof flowers. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05

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