A1 [ C ] a drawing, painting, photograph, etc.画，图画；照片
B2 [ C ] an image seen on a television or cinema screen（电视或电影的）图像，画面
B2 [ C ] something you produce in your mind, by using your imagination or memory（头脑中的）形象；想象；印象
She cut out his picture from the magazine.
There was a picture of the Trevi fountain on the front of the book.
Take a look at this picture and see if you recognize anyone.
This TV gives a very sharp picture.
All these pictures were painted by local artists.
B2 [ S ] (an idea of) a situation情况；局面；事态
[ S ] a situation described in a particular way描述，描绘；描写
This report gives a global picture of the company's finances.
He painted a rosy picture of family life.
She paints a gloomy picture of the future.
I suspect she gave a true picture of what had happened.
There are, however, one or two items of good news to brighten the economic picture a bit.
C1 to imagine something想象，设想
I pictured myself relaxing by the pool.
Can you picture yourselves living in the country?
He smiled to himself as he pictured the scene.
If you could try to picture how difficult life was in those days, you'll understand more.
I'd pictured him as much older.