♦ picture

♦ picture
♦ picture /ˈpɪktʃə(r)/
n.
1 quadro (anche fig.); disegno; pittura; ritratto (anche fig.); (vivida) descrizione: to paint a picture, dipingere un quadro; The girl is the picture of her mother, la ragazza è il ritratto di sua madre; Tom is the picture of health, Tom è il ritratto della salute; the present political picture, il quadro politico attuale; a poor picture of the times, una descrizione inadeguata del nostro tempo
2 fotografia; foto; illustrazione: a book full of pictures, un libro pieno d'illustrazioni; to take sb.'s picture (o a picture of sb.) fare la foto a q.
3 (fig.) immagine; idea: to make a picture of the situation, farsi un'idea della situazione; to draw a mental picture of st., farsi un'idea di qc.; to have a clear picture of st., avere un'idea ben precisa di qc.; to paint a rosy picture of st., tracciare un quadro roseo di qc.
4 (cinem.) fotogramma
5 (TV) immagine: picture quality, qualità dell'immagine
6 pellicola cinematografica; film; (pl.) (il) cinema: My cousin is in pictures, mio cugino lavora nel cinema
7 (med.) quadro clinico; sintomatologia
the big picture, il film principale (in una sala multipla); (USA) il quadro generale (della situazione) □ picture book, libro illustrato (spec. per bambini) □ (carte da gioco) picture card, figura □ picture-frame, portaritratti □ picture framer, corniciaio □ (arte) picture gallery, pinacoteca □ picture-goer, frequentatore di cinema □ picture hat, cappellino a larga tesa, ornato di penne di struzzo □ picture hook, gancetto per quadri □ picture library, archivio iconografico □ (tel.) picture message, mms, messaggio multimediale □ (arc.) picture palace (o picture theatre, picture house), cinematografo; sala cinematografica □ picture postcard, cartolina illustrata □ picture restorer, restauratore di quadri □ (TV) picture signal, segnale video □ picture story, fotoromanzo □ (elettron.) picture tube, cinescopio; tubo di riproduzione (di televisore) □ picture valuer, stimatore di quadri □ (edil.) picture window, finestra panoramica □ picture writing, scrittura pittografica □ (fam.) to get the picture, afferrare la situazione; capire: Get the picture?, (hai) capito? □ (fam.) to be in the picture, essere al corrente (o informato); (anche) essere al centro dell'attenzione □ (fam.) to be out of the picture, essere disinformato; essere trascurato (o ignorato) □ (fam.) to put sb. in the picture, mettere q. al corrente; informare q. □ (fam.) You'll look a picture in that dress!, con quel vestito farai un figurone! □ (prov.) Every picture tells a story, la situazione è più che chiara
FALSI AMICI: picture non significa pittura nel senso di arte del dipingere. (to) picture /ˈpɪktʃə(r)/
v. t.
1 dipingere; ritrarre; raffigurare; rappresentare
2 immaginare; immaginarsi: Just picture the scene!, immaginati la scena!
3 descrivere vividamente
4 (fotogr.) riprendere
to picture oneself, immaginarsi: Picture yourself in my place!, immaginati al mio posto! □ to picture to oneself, immaginarsi; figurarsi: Picture to yourself how I felt!, figurati come mi sentivo!

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