2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pictorial \Pic*to"ri*al\, adjective [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 pictorial imagination. "Pictorial rhetoric." --Ruskin. -- {Pic*to"ri*al*ly}, adverb Pictoric

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: pertaining to or consisting of pictures; "pictorial perspective"; "pictorial records" [syn: {pictorial}, {pictural}]

2: evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description" [syn: {graphic}, {lifelike}, {pictorial}, {vivid}]


1: a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures

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