Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Columba and Dorado.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble an easel. It lies between the constellations Carina and Dorado.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviated form of Equuleus pictoris (which see, under Equuleus).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Columba

Etymologies

Latin pictor, painter, from pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin pīctor, an "easel" (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The name of the principal artist was Walter; he is dignified by the name of "Pictor," but he only received Eightpence per week, "_præter mensam et robam_" the

    Ely Cathedral

  • The "Pictor" is the earliest, and the palest, of Browning's pale ascetics, who make, in one way or another, the great refusal, and lose their souls by trying to save them in a barrenness which they call purity.

    Robert Browning

  • The first Roman historian was Fabius Pictor, and he was inspired to write at the end of the third century B.C. by the war with Hannibal, but he did so in Greek.

    An Empire of the Mediterranean

  • Don't get any crazy ideas now. by Mad City Cakes by Melissa O by ackblom12 by Mike Pictor by Cryptonaut

    Images of the Week : The Lovecraft News Network

  • My father served on the USS Pictor AF-54 during the Korean War.

    Kaohsiung Harbor 1980s Photos?

  • The USS Pictor AF-54 was completely scrapped on June 16, 1987 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan according to the Release of Contract and Surety letter from the U.S.

    Kaohsiung Harbor 1980s Photos?

  • I would like to add the information to the USS Pictor web site.

    Kaohsiung Harbor 1980s Photos?

  • I am trying to obtain photos taken during the 1980s of Tajenkung Pier in Kaohsiung, Taiwan where the USS Pictor was scrapped.

    Kaohsiung Harbor 1980s Photos?

  • Alexander Gilchrist's wife, Anne, is a particularly interesting point of contact between Blake and Whitman: she finished Life of William Blake, "Pictor ignotus"

    Notes on ''Points of Contact': Blake and Whitman'

  • Historians like Fabius Pictor stated categorically that it was salt made Rome the biggest city in Italia, and its people the most powerful.

    Antony and Cleopatra

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