Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To represent in a picture or sculpture.
  • transitive verb To represent in words; describe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In mathematics, to represent; map.
  • To portray; paint; form a likeness of in colors: as, to depict a lion on a shield.
  • To portray in words; describe: as, to depict the horrors of war.
  • Synonyms To delineate, sketch, set forth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • past participle Depicted.
  • transitive verb To form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray.
  • transitive verb To represent in words; to describe vividly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.

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

  • verb give a description of
  • verb make a portrait of
  • verb show in, or as in, a picture

Etymologies

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

[Middle English depicten, from Latin dēpingere, dēpict- : dē-, de- + pingere, to picture; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]

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