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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Norris made a name for himself by starring in action pics.
▪ After shifting through hundreds of pics of your gorgeous guys we found one that was in real need of a Hollywood make-over!
▪ Nice try, but we like the pic our snapper took of you much better.
▪ Please let's have more pics and features on my favourite player Goran Ivanisevic.
▪ These exclusive pics show the star of the upcoming Bridget Jones's Diary out with a mystery bloke in London.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pic \Pic\, n. [Cf. F. pic.] A Turkish cloth measure, varying from 18 to 28 inches.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1884 as a shortening of picture (n.). Short for motion picture from 1936. Colloquial piccy is recorded from 1889.


Etymology 1 n. (context informal English) A picture, especially a photographic image. Etymology 2

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

  1. n. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location" [syn: movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, flick]

  2. a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material [syn: photograph, photo, exposure]


PIC or pic can refer to:

Pic (novel)

Pic is a novella by Jack Kerouac, first published in 1971.

Pic is the story of a small child, Pictorial Review Jackson, from North Carolina. When his grandfather, with whom he lives, dies, his older brother appears and plucks him from the dysfunctional home of his aunt. They journey north to New York City, where Pic bears witness to the economic 'hard times' his brother is experiencing. After losing not one, but two jobs in one day, his brother sends his pregnant girlfriend to live with her sister in San Francisco, as the two boys try to hitch and bum their way across the country.

It is written in a voice that is stereotypically black.

It is out of print and currently available only as a single volume with either of Kerouac's novels Satori in Paris and The Subterraneans.

Usage examples of "pic".

Madame Binetti, whom I had last seen in London, arrived at Warsaw with her husband and Pic the dancer.

They stopped at the Quic Pic for a badly needed tank of unleaded and proceeded into Cleveland, dropping well below the speed limit in the busy afternoon traffic.

ISBN 0 330 31750 4 Photoset by Rowland Phototypesetting Limited Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Printed and bound in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives pic This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold.

With five thousand doors spread out in corridor after corridor - and all around him, on every side, the animated pics of the girls twisted and chirped, trying to snare his attention and entice him to the joys inside.

Of course the pics were ten years out of date, but this was still the man.

Madame Binetti, whom I had last seen in London, arrived at Warsaw with her husband and Pic the dancer.

Hollywood action pic -- some kind of plotline has to kick in at some point.

A string of civilian pics on the wall above his desk: a fatter, grayer Buzz with Mayor Bowron, ex-DA Buron Fitts, Errol Flynn, Mickey Cohen, producers he'd pimped for, starlets he'd gotten out of litigation and into abortions, dope cure doctors grateful for his referrals.

She called Pic who seemed undecided, but as we were talking it over, Prince Poniatowski came in to acquaint them with his majesty's wishes, and the offer was accepted.

He informed me that Madame Binetti's husband had gone off with his wife's maid, taking with him her diamonds, jewels, linen, and even her silver plate, leaving her to the tender mercies of the dancer, Pic.

The pics were obviously the surveillance shots Ed Satterlee was trying to buy off a rival clearance group.

I give you detail and you give me pic of lady weapons fashion designer Miss Topchev.

His office was festooned with probe pics and survey maps, as well as with the various launch windows open to Nabhi.

The pic was taken of a man exiting a small foreign car, a Ladia Mike thought from the roofline.

It was the element of choice here that made it so difficult-not that it could ever be easy, ht thought, forking in a mouthful of hot shepherd's pic.