picture-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: an artistic composition, opus, e.g., painting

Commentary: PICTURE[+entity][+artifact][+representation][+visual][+flat][+original][+composition]

John sold two of his pictures of seascapes in oil to a local gallery.
This picture by Degas fetched several million at an art house auction.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: a photograph or snapshot

Commentary: PICTURE[+entity][+artifact][+representation][+visual][+flat][+reproductive][-animation][+photograph]

Mary takes pictures with both her digital camera and her 35 mm camera.
They haven't yet gotten back their pictures from the wedding.
I took a picture of Pete in front of the Eiffel Tower.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: a film or movie

Commentary: PICTURE[+entity][+artifact][+representation][+visual][+flat][+reproductive][+animation][+movie]

Sally is taking the kids to the pictures this afternoon.
The picture stars a relatively unknown young Italian actor.
They are shooting the picture on location.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 4: illustration, often published

Commentary: PICTURE[+entity][+artifact][+representation][+visual][+flat][+reproductive][-animation][+illustration]

I got the idea from a picture in Architectural Digest.
This dictionary provides a lot of pictures to illustrate the definitions of nouns.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5

Sense Number 5: a mental impression, mental image

Commentary: PICTURE[+state][+mental][+impression]
NOTE: does not imply communication to others (See Sense 7)

Her picture of how the resort would look was quite different than the reality of it.
John was motivated by a picture of himself as a wheeler and dealer in Silicon Valley.
I cannot form a clear picture of his face from memory.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 6: transmitted TV signal

Commentary: PICTURE[+entity][+electronic][+signal][+transmitted][+television]

We just lost the picture, but the audio is still coming through.
Try adjusting the controls to sharpen the picture on the TV.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: a verbal depiction or characterization

Commentary: PICTURE[+activity][+communication][+characterization][+depiction]
NOTE: implies an agent who provides the picture, X's picture of Y (in contrast to sense 8)

The author provided a fascinating picture of life in 19th-century Polynesia.
His picture of the next two financial quarters is fairly grim.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 8: a social circumstance or situation

Commentary: PICTURE[+state][+social][+circumstances][+surrounding]
NOTE: picture is the context, -not- an agent's portrayal of it (Sense 7)

John asked Mary if he were still in the picture. (part of her life)
I think they are losing site of the big picture here.
The economic picture of those nations is currently not favorable.
He is pretty much out of the picture now as a serious presidential condidate.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 9: a perfect example, epitome

Commentary: PICTURE[+entity][+specimen][+example][+typical] [+relation][+role][+representative][+epitome]

He is the picture of youthful exuberance.
Their faces were the picture of dispair.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9