Definitions for Portfoliopɔrtˈfoʊ liˌoʊ, poʊrt-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

port•fo•li•opɔrtˈfoʊ liˌoʊ, poʊrt-(n.)(pl.)-li•os.

  1. a flat, portable case for carrying loose papers, drawings, etc.

  2. the contents of such a case, esp. a collection of drawings, photographs, etc., representative of a person's work.

  3. such a case for carrying documents of a government department.

  4. the securities, commercial paper, etc., held by a private investor, financial institution, etc.

    Category: Business

  5. the office or post of a minister of state or member of a cabinet.

    Category: Government

Origin of portfolio:

1715–25; < It portafoglio=porta, 3rd sing. pres. of portare to carry (< L portāre) +foglio leaf, sheet (< L folium)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. portfolio(noun)

    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"

  2. portfolio(noun)

    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"

  3. portfolio(noun)

    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"

  4. portfolio(noun)

    the role of the head of a government department

    "he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"

Wiktionary

  1. portfolio(Noun)

    A case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents.

  2. portfolio(Noun)

    The collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer.

  3. portfolio(Noun)

    The post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department.

  4. portfolio(Noun)

    The group of investments and other assets held by an investor.

  5. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portfolio(noun)

    a portable case for holding loose papers, prints, drawings, etc

  2. Portfolio(noun)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Portfolio' in Nouns Frequency: #1888


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

portfolio(noun)

a case for carrying papers, drawings etc.

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