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n. The art of painting; representation by painting. 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. 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. 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. 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. (b) The record or message so represented; as, the picture writing of the American Indians.


Syn. - Picture, Painting. Every kind of representation by ...

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