Definitions for portraitˈpɔr trɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word portrait

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"

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

  4. Origin: [F., originally p. p. of portraire to portray. See Portray.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Portrait

    pōr′trāt, n. the likeness of a person, esp. of his face: a vivid description in words.—v.t. (obs.) to portray.—ns. Por′traitist, a portrait-painter; Por′traiture, a likeness: the drawing of portraits, or describing in words: a collection of pictures.—v.t. Portray (pōr-trā′), to paint or draw the likeness of: to describe in words: (obs.) to adorn.—ns. Portray′al, the act of portraying; Portray′er.—Composite portraits, a method of indicating the facial characteristics of a family or group of persons, while at the same time suppressing the peculiarities of individual members. [O. Fr. portrait, portraire—L. pro, forth, trahĕre, to draw.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portrait in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portrait in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Singer Sargent:

    Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.

  2. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.

  3. Commitment To Excellence:

    Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.

  4. Todd Hochberg of Evanston:

    It is not a portrait of a dead child, but rather this incredible unfolding story of love and loss.

  5. Leo Sheng:

    I hope that my portrait can inspire those who have the ability to share their own stories to find their voices.

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