Definitions for Portraitˈpɔr trɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

por•traitˈpɔr trɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-(n.)

  1. a likeness of a person, esp. of the face, as a painting, drawing, sculpture, or photograph.

  2. a verbal picture or description, usu. of a person.

  3. (adj.)pertaining to, designating, or producing standard vertical orientation of computer output, with lines of data parallel to the two shorter sides of a page

    Category: Computers

    Ref: (contrasted with landscape 9 ).

Origin of portrait:

1560–70; < MF: a drawing, image, etc.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. portrayal, portraiture, portrait(noun)

    a word picture of a person's appearance and character

  2. portrait, portrayal(noun)

    any likeness of a person, in any medium

    "the photographer made excellent portraits"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. portrait(noun)ˈpɔr trɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-

    a painting or photograph of a person

    Should I paint your portrait?

  2. portraitˈpɔr trɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-

    a portrait created by the person in the picture

    Picasso painted many self-portraits.

  3. portraitˈpɔr trɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-

    a description

    a portrait of poverty in rural America

Wiktionary

  1. portrait(Noun)

    A painting or other picture of a person, especially the head and shoulders.

  2. portrait(Noun)

    An accurate depiction of a mood.

    The author painted a good portrait of urban life in New York in his latest book.

  3. portrait(Noun)

    a print mode or selection specifying the rectangle to be printed on having the vertical sides longer than the horizontal sides.

  4. Origin: From portraict, pourtraict, nominal use of the past participle of portraire, from protraho.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portrait(noun)

    the likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life

  2. Portrait(noun)

    hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of a person; as, a portrait in words

  3. Portrait(verb)

    to portray; to draw

Freebase

  1. Portrait

    A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Portrait' in Nouns Frequency: #1568


Translations for Portrait

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

portrait(noun)

a drawing, painting, photograph etc of a person

She had her portrait painted by a famous artist.

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