The word "picture" /pik shur/ refers to some kind of an image, whether in the form of a painting, photograph, film, or video.
When the word "picture" is used as a verb, it often means that a person uses his or her imagination to visualize something.
Note: Americans refer to cinematic productions as "movies." This is the abbreviated form of "moving pictures." Over time, instead of saying to someone, "Let’s go see a moving pictures show," it became, "Let’s go see a movie." However, the word "picture" is still used within the film industry when taking about a movie or a film.
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This page was first published on October 16, 2013.