usage: a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
2. depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayal, representational process
usage: a representation by picture or portraiture
3. delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing, drawing
usage: a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects