Definition of Pictorial

1. Noun. A periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures.

Generic synonyms: Periodical



2. Adjective. Pertaining to or consisting of pictures. "Pictorial records"
Exact synonyms: Pictural
Partainyms: Picture, Picture
Derivative terms: Picture, Picture, Picture

3. Adjective. Evoking lifelike images within the mind. "A vivid description"
Exact synonyms: Graphic, Lifelike, Vivid
Similar to: Realistic
Derivative terms: Vividness

Definition of Pictorial

1. a. Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures; forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a pictorial imagination.

Definition of Pictorial

1. Adjective. of, relating to, composed of, or illustrated by pictures ¹

2. Adjective. described or otherwise represented as if in a picture; graphic or vivid ¹

3. Adjective. stylistically similar to a painting, especially following pictorial conventions (qualifier of a photograph) – see pictorialism ¹

4. Noun. a newspaper or magazine with many pictures, or section thereof ¹

5. Noun. an article primarily featuring many photographs, or simply a collection of photographs ¹

6. Noun. (philately) a stamp featuring a vignette of local scenery or culture. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pictorial

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pictorial

picrylhydrazyls
picryls
pics
pictel
pictels
pictogram
pictogramme
pictograms
pictograph
pictographic
pictographically
pictographies
pictographs
pictography
pictoral
pictorial (current term)
pictorial convention
pictorial matter
pictorial representation
pictorialism
pictorialisms
pictorialist
pictorialists
pictoriality
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pictorializes
pictorializing
pictorially
pictorialness

Literary usage of Pictorial

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1. A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen by Thomas Ewing French (1918)
"CHAPTER VIII pictorial REPRESENTATION We have noted the difference between perspective ... To combine the pictorial effect of perspective drawing with the ..."

2. A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen by Thomas Ewing French (1918)
"CHAPTER VIII pictorial REPRESENTATION We have noted the difference between perspective ... To combine the pictorial effect of perspective drawing with the ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1887)
"The pictorial Arts of Japan. By William Anderson, FRCS London, 1886. 2. Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Chinese and Japanese ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"He compiled many school hooks and biographical and historical works, including his very popular 'pictorial History of the United States' (2 vols., ..."

5. Old Picture Books: Words of Good Counsel on the Choice and Use of Books by James Baldwin, Oakland Free Library, Alfred William Pollard (1902)
"... pictorial initials were not greatly in favour during the golden age of printing, and there is much to be said against them on the score of ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Mohammedan coinage appears only about the year 700; these coins, because the Koran forbids pictorial representations, bear only texts from the Koran and, ..."

7. The Century (1902)
"In England, the birthplace of pictorial photography, this movement took definite shape over nine years ago with the formation of the " Linked Ring ..."

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