Meaning of PICTURE in English

PICTURE

I.

noun

1 painting/drawing/photograph

ADJECTIVE

▪ beautiful , lovely , pretty , striking , stunning , wonderful

▪ blurred , blurry , fuzzy , grainy

▪ black-and-white , colour/color

▪ digital

▪ baby , family

▪ school ( esp. AmE ) (usually school photograph in BrE )

▪ holiday ( BrE ), vacation ( AmE ), wedding

▪ naked , nude

VERB + PICTURE

▪ draw , paint

▪ compose

▪ colour/color

The book has simple stories and ~s to colour/color.

▪ frame , hang

▪ display , exhibit ( esp. BrE ), show

▪ pose for , sit for

▪ get , snap , take

I got some good ~s of the procession.

▪ print

▪ email sb , send sb

▪ download , upload

PICTURE + VERB

▪ depict sth , show sth

▪ hang

PICTURE + NOUN

▪ frame

▪ book , postcard

▪ gallery

▪ hook , rail (both esp. BrE )

▪ editor

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

I can't see you in the ~.

The story is told in ~s.

▪ ~ of

It's a ~ of the Grand Canyon.

2 pictures on TV, in films/movies, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ moving

▪ live , satellite , television

3 description; mental image

ADJECTIVE

▪ compelling , dramatic , vivid

The book gives a vivid ~ of life in modern Japan.

▪ clear

▪ pretty

He didn't paint a very pretty ~ of city life.

▪ complete , comprehensive , full , general , overall , total , whole

The documentary didn't give the full ~.

▪ big

Because she's not involved, she can see the bigger ~.

▪ incomplete

▪ broad

My visits enabled me to build up a broad ~ of the culture.

▪ composite

a composite ~ of life a hundred years ago

▪ accurate , balanced , realistic , true

▪ false , misleading

▪ idealized , optimistic ( esp. BrE ), rosy

▪ bleak , dismal , gloomy , grim

The report paints a dismal ~ of the government's economic record.

▪ distorted

▪ confusing

▪ detailed

▪ complex , complicated

▪ disturbing

▪ mental

I tried to form a mental ~ of the building being described.

VERB + PICTURE

▪ build , build up , construct , create , develop , establish ( esp. BrE ), form , gain , get , obtain , put together

They're trying to build up a detailed ~ of the incident.

▪ give (sb) , paint , present , project , reveal

The figures reveal a disturbing ~ of the state of our schools.

▪ complete

▪ conjure , conjure up

The smell of the sea conjures up ~s of my youth.

PICTURE + VERB

▪ emerge

What emerges is a complex ~ of family rivalry.

4 film/movie

ADJECTIVE

▪ motion ( esp. AmE )

▪ action

▪ great , major ( AmE )

▪ best

the award for best ~

PICTURE + VERB

▪ direct , make

▪ release

VERB + PICTURE

▪ star sb

a major motion ~ starring Brent Everett

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~s ( AmE , old-fashioned )

I believe her husband's in ~s (= he acts in movies or works in the industry) .

II.

verb

Picture is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ scene

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .