from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, characterized by, or composed of pictures.
- adj. Represented as if in a picture: pictorial prose.
- adj. Illustrated by pictures: a pictorial history.
- n. An illustrated periodical.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, relating to, composed of, or illustrated by pictures
- adj. described or otherwise represented as if in a picture; graphic or vivid
- adj. stylistically similar to a painting, especially following pictorial conventions (of a photograph) – see pictorialism
- n. a newspaper or magazine with many pictures, or section thereof
- n. an article primarily featuring many photographs, or simply a collection of photographs
- n. a stamp featuring a vignette of local scenery or culture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures; forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a picture
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to pictures or the making of them; relating to painting, drawing, etc.: as, the pictorial art.
- Expressed or depicted in pictures; of the nature of a picture or of pictures; consisting of pictures or of pictured symbols: as, pictorial illustrations; pictorial writing.
- Illustrated by or containing pictures or drawings: as, pictorial publications; a pictorial history.
- n. A pictorially illustrated periodical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. evoking lifelike images within the mind
- n. a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures
- adj. pertaining to or consisting of pictures
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Now, in pictorial phonetism each figure stands for the sound of the word denoting the object represented, that word being generally, though not necessarily, used in a far-fetched sense.
In this spirit, Europeans communicated to the Chinese their desire to obtain pictorial information on the nation’s human society as well as on its extensive flora and fauna.
If his collaboration provided Pearl with a launchpad, he can hardly have had a hand in the actual composition of the novel, which she wrote at speed in two months flat, thinking in Chinese, translating as she went along into a clear, simple, fast-paced English that “sounds biblical but is pictorial, which is the Chinese way of thinking and writing.”
Ulysses into Hades to interrogate Teiresias, might be called a pictorial epic of Hades.
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The Temple of Jupiter is represented in ancient monuments of the class called pictorial reliefs.
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