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English definition of “picture”

picture

noun [C]     /ˈpɪktʃər/
DRAWING ETC A1 a drawing , painting , or photograph of something or someone: to draw / paint a picture She's got pictures of pop stars all over her bedroom wall . Did you take many pictures (= photograph many things) while you were in Sydney? PhotographyPictures
IDEA B2 an idea of what something is like: [usually singular] I've got a much clearer picture of what's happening now.Ideas, concepts and theories
TV B2 the image on a television screen : I'm afraid it's not a very good picture.Television
FILM B1 a film : Could this be the first animated film to win a best picture award ?Cinema - general words
the pictures old-fashioned the cinema : I really fancy going to the pictures tonight .Cinema - general words
(Definition of picture noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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