Picture vs Caricature - What's the difference?

picture | caricature |

As verbs the difference between picture and caricature

is that picture is to represent in or with a picture while caricature is .

As a noun picture

is a representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.




(en noun)
  • A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.
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  • *:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out.. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author= , volume=100, issue=2, page=106, magazine=(w) , title= Pixels or Perish , passage=Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.}}
  • An image; a representation as in the imagination.
  • *(Samuel Taylor Coleridge) (1772-1834)
  • *:My eyes make pictures when they are shut.
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  • *:So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture . I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills,a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • *2007 , The Workers' Republic
  • *:Prior to seeing him and meeting him, and hearing him speak, I had conjured up a picture' of him in my mind, which actual contact with him proved to be an illusion. I had conceived of him.
  • A painting.
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  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=3 citation , passage=Here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the pictures , mostly of the English school, were mellow and gentle in the afternoon light.}}
  • A photograph.
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  • (label) A motion picture.
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  • ("the pictures") Cinema (as a form of entertainment).
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  • A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).
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  • The art of painting; representation by painting.
  • *Sir (Henry Wotton) (1568-1639)
  • *:any well-expressed imageeither in picture or sculpture
  • A figure; a model.
  • *(James Howell) (c.1594–1666)
  • *:the young king's picture in virgin wax
  • Synonyms

    * (representation as in the imagination) image

    Derived terms

    * out of the picture * picture-perfect * picture postcard * (as) pretty as a picture * the big picture * picturesque * picture framing


  • To represent in or with a picture.
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  • To imagine or envision.
  • * 1967 , ,
  • Picture yourself on a boat on a river / With tangerine trees and marmalade skies,
  • To depict.
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    See also



    * 1000 English basic words ---- ==Guernésiais==


  • caricature


    (en noun)
  • A pictorial representation of someone in which distinguishing features are exaggerated for comic effect.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=May 24 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3 , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=Men In Black 3 lacks the novelty of the first film, and its take on the late ’60s feels an awful lot like a psychedelic dress-up party, all broad caricatures and groovy vibes.}}
  • A grotesque misrepresentation.
  • * Macaulay
  • A grotesque caricature of virtue.


    * Tagalog: (l)


  • To represent someone in an exaggerated or distorted manner.
  • Derived terms

    * caricaturist