verb (used with object)
- to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate.
- to represent or characterize in words; describe.
- to represent by or as by drawing, sculpture, painting, etc; delineate; portray
- to represent in words; describe
early 15c., from Latin depictus, past participle of depingere “to portray, paint, sketch; describe, imagine,” from de- “down” (see de-) + pingere “to paint” (see paint (v.)). Related: Depicted; depicting.