Meaning of pictorial

pic•to•ri•al

Pronunciation: (pik-tôr'ē-ul, -tōr'ē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to, expressed in, or of the nature of a picture.
  2. illustrated by or containing pictures: a pictorial history.
  3. of or pertaining to the art of painting and drawing pictures, the pictures themselves, or their makers: the pictorial masterpieces of the Renaissance.
  4. having or suggesting the visual appeal or imagery of a picture: a pictorial metaphor.
—n.
  1. a periodical in which pictures constitute an important feature.
  2. a magazine feature that is primarily photographic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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