Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of an ancient people of northern Britain. They remained undefeated by the Romans and in the ninth century joined with the Scots to form a kingdom later to become Scotland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of an ancient people of northern and central Scotland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a race of people, of disputed origin, who formerly inhabited a part of the Highlands of Scotland and other regions.
  • A dialectal (Scotch) form of pick for pitch.

Etymologies

From Middle English Pictes, Picts, from Late Latin Pictī, from Latin pictī, pl. of pictus, painted; see picture.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Pictus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Solidarity Forever: American Labor History in Pict ...

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  • Movie screen in the parlor need no longer be a problem with this new device known as the Pict-O-Screen.

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  • I came across this book the other day called The Pict, by Jack Dixon.

    The Female Royal Line: matrilineal succession amongst the Picts?

  • What, in that latter case, we are supposed to call all the Celts with their Celtic language who seem to have been in charge by the time anyone uses the word 'Pict', is never quite clear...

    Attacotti

  • I could carp and say that the term 'Pict' didn't come into use until a couple of centuries later, but that would be nit-picking as there's little doubt that the people fighting the Romans were the same people who later became called the Picts.

    The Female Royal Line: matrilineal succession amongst the Picts?

  • Bryan Sykes's forthcoming Saxons, Vikings, and Celts (UK title: Blood of the Isles) is a genetic guidebook to Britain and Ireland that answers such age-old questions as "How are the Irish and Scots related?" and "What the hell is a 'Pict'?"

    Book Review: Saxons, Vikings, and Celts

  • "one who cleans and restores and sometimes ruins old pictures"; Pict: "one of an ancient people of obscure affinities, in Britain, esp. north-eastern Scotland; in Scottish folklore, one of a dwarfish race of underground dwellers, to whom (with the Romans, the Druids and Cromwell) ancient monuments are generally attributed"; perpetrate: "to execute or commit (esp. an offence, a poem, or a pun)"; and eclair: "... long in shape but short in duration."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 1

  • You can cut and paste the Pict. com link — images are shared through Pict — paste a pre-formatted HTML image link, download the image to save on your computer, or share the image on Facebook or Twitter.

    Explain And Send Screenshots Adds Screen Capture, Annotation To Google Chrome | Lifehacker Australia

  • Michael Fassbender stars as Quintus Dias, Roman centurion and son of a legendary gladiator who leads a group of soldiers on a raid of a Pict camp to rescue a captured general (Dominic West).

    Neil Marshall’s CENTURION to Stand Guard This Summer – Collider.com

  • Boasting savagely violent battle scenes and an adrenaline fueled chase through the breathtaking Scottish highlands, CENTURION is set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd century Roman conquest of Britain.

    Neil Marshall’s CENTURION to Stand Guard This Summer – Collider.com

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