depictions








noun

  1. representation in image form, as in a painting or illustration: Picasso’s painting Guernica is an accurate depiction of the horrors of war.
  2. representation or characterization in words: Mark Twain’s letters are a clear depiction of his life and times.
  3. an act or instance of depicting.

verb (used with object)

  1. to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate.
  2. to represent or characterize in words; describe.

verb (tr)

  1. to represent by or as by drawing, sculpture, painting, etc; delineate; portray
  2. to represent in words; describe
n.

1680s, from French depiction, from Late Latin depictionem (nominative depictio) “painting, description,” noun of action from Latin depictus (see depict).

v.

early 15c., from Latin depictus, past participle of depingere “to portray, paint, sketch; describe, imagine,” from de- “down” (see de-) + pingere “to paint” (see paint (v.)). Related: Depicted; depicting.

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