What does Portfolio mean?

Definitions for Portfolio
pɔrtˈfoʊ liˌoʊ, poʊrt-Port·fo·lio

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Portfolio.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. portfolionoun

    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. portfolionoun

    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. portfolionoun

    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. portfolionoun

    the role of the head of a government department

    "he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"

Wiktionary

  1. portfolionoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. portfolionoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. portfolionoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. portfolionoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Portfolionoun

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

    Etymology: [F. portefeuille; porter to carry + feuille a leaf. See Port to carry, and Folio.]

  2. Portfolionoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. portefeuille; porter to carry + feuille a leaf. See Port to carry, and Folio.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Portfolio

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. portfolio

    A portable case for keeping loose papers in. Hence, also, the office and functions of a minister of state or member of the cabinet; as, to receive the portfolio of war.

Editors Contribution

  1. portfolio

    The accurate, specific and defined business, company, enterprise or organizational role, responsibilities, budget, goals, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategy, structures, systems and vision assigned to a director or team of directors to lead, manage, control, update, review and report updates monthly to the director meetings.

    The business portfolio is managed by the Managing Director and other directors have responsibility and accountability for various facets of the business.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  
  2. portfolio

    The accurate, specific and defined unity government department, role, responsibilities, budget, goals, law, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategy, structures, systems, vision and treaties assigned to a member of a unity government cabinet to lead, manage, control, update, review and report updates monthly to the unity government cabinet.

    The member of unity goverment cabinet portfolio did include many facets.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Portfolio in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Portfolio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Portfolio in a Sentence

  1. Baroness Diana Barran:

    I have quite a wide portfolio of responsibilities, but I think I get probably 8 or 10 times as much correspondence on loneliness as I get on anything else.

  2. Chair Mary Jo White:

    It is not enough ... to simply identify, monitor and evaluate, a broader set of proactive initiatives is required to help ensure that our regulatory program is fully addressing the increasingly complex portfolio composition and operations of today’s asset management industry.

  3. James Athey:

    Where clients knowingly sign up to such mandate designs, they are often implicitly permitting portfolio managers to pay a `greenium’ [green-based premium] for bonds that satisfy the relevant criteria.

  4. Artisan Partners ' O'Keefe:

    In terms of capital allocation and portfolio management, UTC has done a pretty good job of looking after shareholders and its assets. But you could argue that The Hartford , Connecticut-based company could be broken up.

  5. Jeff Snyder:

    By reducing to lower risk, you protect the portfolio from downside but you're also going to prevent upside potential.

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Translations for Portfolio

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  • محفظةArabic
  • MappeGerman
  • χαρτοφυλάκιο, δείγμα εργασίας, υπουργείο, χαρτοφύλακαςGreek
  • carpeta de trabajos, cartera de inversiones, portafolios, portafolio, carteraSpanish
  • نمونه کارهاPersian
  • ministerinsalkku, salkku, arvopaperisalkku, portfolio, osakesalkkuFinnish
  • portefeuille, portfolioFrench
  • पोर्टफोलियोHindi
  • tárca, portfólió, aktatáska, mappa, irattáskaHungarian
  • portafoglio, cartellaItalian
  • ಬಂಡವಾಳKannada
  • PortfolioLatin
  • portefeuilleDutch
  • porteføljeNorwegian
  • портфе́льRussian
  • portföljSwedish
  • போர்ட்ஃபோலியோTamil
  • แฟ้มสะสมผลงานThai
  • پورٹ فولیوUrdu
  • 投资组合Chinese

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