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

  • n. Slang A photograph.
  • n. Slang A movie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A picture, especially a photographic image.
  • n. A Turkish cloth measure, varying from 18 to 28 inches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Turkish cloth measure, varying from 18 to 28 inches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of pike.
  • n. A measure of length, varying from 18 to 28 inches, common throughout Moslem nations, and used especially for measuring textile fabrics.
  • n. A peak.

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

  • n. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  • n. a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material


Short for picture.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Apocope of picture (Wiktionary)



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  • so thats what pic means

    May 28, 2009

  • A unit of length varying from 46 to 76 cm, used in some Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries mainly in measuring cloth.

    September 13, 2008

  • has anyone else noticed that Variety has been using this word instead of "film" or "movie" lately? Are they trying to start a new trend, or are they reflecting lingo that's already existing in the industry? As someone who lives in LA, it's slightly embarrassing not to know.

    January 25, 2008