picture - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “picture”

See all translations

picture

noun
 
 
/ˈpɪktʃər/
[S] an idea about what is happening in a particular situation: a picture of sth They conducted a survey to get a better picture of their customers' needs.a clear/complete/accurate picture It is difficult to get an accurate picture of value.a gloomy/grim/rosy picture The economic picture that the prime minister painted was fairly gloomy.
the big picture the whole situation, as opposed to particular parts of it: see/look at the big picture The board needs to look at the bigger picture when taking investment decisions. It's important not to lose sight of the big picture. The bigger picture shows a growing divide in the market between the wealthy and the poor.
keep/put sb in the picture to make sure someone knows all the facts about a situation that is changing: We keep shareholders in the picture with our annual reports.
out of the picture not part of or involved in a particular situation: With overtime out of the picture, many of the workers will struggle to survive.
(Definition of picture from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of picture?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “picture” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

force somebody's hand

to make someone do something they do not want to do, or act sooner than they had intended

Word of the Day

Go ahead! (Phrasal verbs with ‘go’)

by Kate Woodford,
May 06, 2015
​​​ Every few weeks, we focus on phrasal verbs that are formed with a particular verb. This week, we’re looking at phrasal verbs that start with the verb ‘go’. As ever, we present a range of the most useful and common phrasal verbs. Some of the most common ‘go’ phrasal verbs are easy

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More