a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather
"he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio"
a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
"the artist had put together a portfolio of his work"; "every actor has a portfolio of photographs"
a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
"they were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio"
the role of the head of a government department
"he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
A case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents.
The collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer.
The post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department.
The group of investments and other assets held by an investor.
Origin: From Italian; cognate with the French portefeuille ("folder, wallet"), from the Latin verb portare ("to carry") and folium ("sheet"). The meaning "collection of responsibilities" came by extension in the 1930s.
a portable case for holding loose papers, prints, drawings, etc
hence: The office and functions of a minister of state or member of the cabinet; as, to receive the portfolio of war; to resign the portfolio
Origin: [F. portefeuille; porter to carry + feuille a leaf. See Port to carry, and Folio.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pōrt-fō′li-ō, n. a portable case for loose papers, drawings, &c.: a collection of such papers: the office of a minister of state. [Sp. portafolio—L. portāre, to carry, folium, a leaf.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Portfolio' in Nouns Frequency: #1888
The numerical value of Portfolio in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Portfolio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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Translations for Portfolio
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- χαρτοφυλάκιο, δείγμα εργασίας, χαρτοφύλακας, υπουργείοGreek
- cartera de inversiones, cartera, portafolio, portafolios, carpeta de trabajosSpanish
- salkku, arvopaperisalkku, osakesalkku, portfolio, ministerinsalkkuFinnish
- portefeuille, portfolioFrench
- tárca, irattáska, mappa, aktatáska, portfólióHungarian
- cartella, portafoglioItalian
- پورٹ فولیوUrdu
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