What does Portfolio mean?

Definitions for Portfoliopɔrtˈfoʊ liˌoʊ, poʊrt-

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

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"


  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

  3. Origin: [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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Warren Boley:

    Great company, great portfolio, great future.

  2. Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry:

    Our loan portfolio is getting safer and safer.

  3. Ulrika Danielson:

    We look at climate change as a risk in our portfolio.

  4. Graham Kerr:

    We have some great opportunities left in the portfolio.

  5. America President Scott Keogh:

    We are in essence going to replace our entire portfolio.

Images & Illustrations of Portfolio

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Translations for Portfolio

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • محفظةArabic
  • MappeGerman
  • χαρτοφυλάκιο, δείγμα εργασίας, χαρτοφύλακας, υπουργείοGreek
  • cartera de inversiones, cartera, portafolio, portafolios, carpeta de trabajosSpanish
  • salkku, arvopaperisalkku, osakesalkku, portfolio, ministerinsalkkuFinnish
  • portefeuille, portfolioFrench
  • पोर्टफोलियोHindi
  • tárca, irattáska, mappa, aktatáska, portfólióHungarian
  • cartella, portafoglioItalian
  • porteføljeNorwegian
  • портфе́льRussian
  • portföljSwedish
  • پورٹ فولیوUrdu
  • 投资组合Chinese

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