Synonyms of picture
1 representationDictionary • drawing a small picture with coloured chalks
representation • a life-like representation of Christ
drawing • She did a drawing of me.
painting • a large oil-painting of Queen Victoria
portrait • Lucian Freud has been asked to paint a portrait of the Queen.
image • The polished stone bore the graven image of a snakebird.
print • Hogarth's famous series of prints
illustration • She looked like a princess in a nineteenth century illustration.
sketch • a sketch of a soldier
portrayal • a near-monochrome portrayal of a wood infused with silvery light
likeness • The museum displays wax likenesses of every U.S. president.
effigy • An effigy of her was being burned in the town square.
delineation • His razor-sharp delineation of ordinary life.
2 photographDictionary • I saw his picture in the paper.
photograph • He wants to take some photographs of the house.
shot • He received praise for the monochrome shots in the film.
image • A computer creates an image on the screen.
print • a black and white print of the children
snap • a snap my mother took last year
transparency • The first colour photo was a transparency of a tartan ribbon.
3 filmDictionary • a director of epic pictures
film • He appeared in the star role of the film.
movie (US, informal) • That was the first movie he ever made.
motion picture • It was there that I saw my first motion picture.
4 ideaDictionary • I'm trying to get a picture of what kind of person you are.
idea • Some of his ideas about democracy are entirely his own.
vision • I have a vision of a society free of exploitation and injustice.
concept • She added that the concept of arranged marriages is misunderstood in the west.
impression • My impression is that they are totally out of control.
notion • I disagree with the notion that violence on TV causes acts of violence in society.
5 descriptionDictionary • I want to give you a clear picture of what we are trying to do.
description • He gave a description of the surgery he was about to perform.
explanation • his lucid explanation of the mysteries of cricket
report • a full report of what happened here tonight
account • He gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
image • The words `Côte d'Azur' conjure up images of sun, sea and sand.
depiction • The vase has a depiction of a man playing a lyre.
6 situationDictionary • It's a similar picture across the border in Ethiopia.
situation • We are in a difficult financial situation.
case • In extreme cases, insurance companies can prosecute for fraud.
set of circumstances
scenario • That apocalyptic scenario cannot be ruled out.
plight • the plight of Third World countries plagued by debts
state of affairs • This state of affairs cannot continue for too long.
kettle of fish (informal)
7 personificationDictionary • Six years after the operation, he remains a picture of health.
personification • Janis Joplin was the personification of the '60s female rock singer.
model • a model of good manners
embodiment • A baby is the embodiment of vulnerability.
soul • With such celebrated clients, she necessarily remains the soul of discretion.
essence • Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
archetype • He is the archetype of the successful businessman.
epitome • Maureen was the epitome of sophistication.
exemplar • They viewed their new building as an exemplar of taste.
quintessence • He was the quintessence of all Eva most deeply loathed.
8 doubleDictionary • He is the picture of his father.
double • Your mother sees you as her double.
image • The boy is the image of his father.
copy • Always keep a copy of everything in your own files.
twin • the twin of the chair she had at the cottage
spit (informal, mainly British)
replica • The child was a replica of her mother.
duplicate • Enclosed is a duplicate of the invoice we sent you last month.
lookalike • a Marilyn Monroe lookalike
spitting image (informal) • Nina looks the spitting image of Sissy Spacek.
dead ringer (slang)
spit and image (informal)
1 imagineDictionary • She pictured herself working with animals.
imagine • He could not imagine a more peaceful scene.
see • We can see a day when all people live side by side.
envision • trying to envision the outcome of his actions
visualize • He could not visualize her as a child.
conjure up an image of
see in the mind's eye
2 representDictionary • The goddess Demeter is pictured holding an ear of wheat.
represent • God is represented as male.
describe • Even his allies describe him as forceful, aggressive and determined.
draw • Draw a rough design for a logo.
paint • He was painting a portrait of his wife.
portray • the landscape as portrayed by painters such as Poussin
sketch • I sketched the scene with my pen and paper.
render • a powerful, bizarre, and beautifully rendered story
depict • a gallery of pictures depicting famous battles
delineate • The relationship between Church and State was delineated in a formal agreement.
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accountAn account is a written or spoken report of something that has happened.
• He gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
archetypeAn archetype is something that is considered to be a perfect or typical example of a particular kind of person or thing, because it has all their most important characteristics.
• He is the archetype of the successful businessman.
caseA particular case is a particular situation or incident, especially one that you are using as an individual example or instance of something.
• In extreme cases, insurance companies can prosecute for fraud.
Thesaurus for picture from the Collins English Thesaurus
a visual representation of something, such as a person or scene, produced on a surface, as in a photograph, painting, etc