Meaning of “picture” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈpɪktʃər/
Extra Examples
She found a dress identical to the one in the picture.Anne stuck a picture of her boyfriend on the wall.She drew a picture of a tree.She sat staring at the picture, deep in thought.Colourful pictures can stimulate a child.

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?

B2 an idea of what something is like:

[ usually singular ] I've got a much clearer picture of what's happening now.

B2 the image on a television screen:

I'm afraid it's not a very good picture.

B1 a film:

Could this be the first animated film to win a best picture award?
the pictures old-fashioned

the cinema:

I really fancy going to the pictures tonight.

(Definition of “picture noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)