pictorial

a) of, relating to, composed of, or illustrated by pictures
b) described or otherwise represented as if in a picture; graphic or vivid
2. noun
a) a newspaper or magazine with many pictures, or section thereof
b) an article primarily featuring many photographs, or simply a collection of photographs

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  • Pictorial — Pic*to ri*al, a. [L. pictorius, fr. pictor a painter, fr. pingere to paint. See {Paint}.] Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures; forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pictorial — index descriptive, suggestive (evocative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pictorial — pictoriál ( ri al) s. n., pl. pictoriále Trimis de gall, 21.02.2008. Sursa: DOOM 2 …   Dicționar Român

  • pictorial — (adj.) 1640s, from L. pictorius of a painter, from L. pictor painter, from pp. stem of pingere to make pictures (see PAINT (Cf. paint)). The noun meaning journal in which pictures are the main feature is first recorded 1844 …   Etymology dictionary

  • pictorial — *graphic, vivid, picturesque …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pictorial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or expressed in pictures; illustrated. ► NOUN ▪ a newspaper or periodical with pictures as a main feature. DERIVATIVES pictorially adverb. ORIGIN Latin pictorius, from pictor painter …   English terms dictionary

  • pictorial — [pik tôr′ē əl] adj. [LL pictorius < L pictor, painter < pp. of pingere, to PAINT] 1. Rare of a painter or painting 2. of, containing, or expressed in pictures 3. evoking or suggesting a mental image or picture; vivid; graphic, as a… …   English World dictionary

  • pictorial — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin pictorius, from Latin pictor painter more at picturesque Date: 1646 1. of or relating to a painter, a painting, or the painting or drawing of pictures < pictorial perspective > 2. a. of, relating to, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pictorial — pictorially, adv. pictorialness, n. /pik tawr ee euhl, tohr ee euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, expressed in, or of the nature of a picture. 2. illustrated by or containing pictures: a pictorial history. 3. of or pertaining to the art of painting… …   Universalium

  • pictorial — [[t]pɪktɔ͟ːriəl[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Pictorial means using or relating to pictures. ...a pictorial history of the Special Air Service. ...pictorial images. Derived words: pictorially ADV Each section is explained pictorially …   English dictionary

  • pictorial — pic|to|ri|al [ pık tɔriəl ] adjective consisting of pictures: a pictorial history of Williamsburg pictorial evidence ╾ pic|to|ri|al|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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