What does Portrait mean?

Definitions for Portrait
ˈpɔr trɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-Por·trait

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portrayal, portraiture, portraitnoun

    a word picture of a person's appearance and character

  2. portrait, portrayalnoun

    any likeness of a person, in any medium

    "the photographer made excellent portraits"

Wiktionary

  1. portraitnoun

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

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

  2. portraitnoun

    An accurate depiction of a mood.

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

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

  3. portraitnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portraitnoun

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

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

  2. Portraitnoun

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

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

  3. Portraitverb

    to portray; to draw

    Etymology: [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.]

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

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  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

Examples of Portrait in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

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

  2. Tom Carter:

    The snapshots in CHINA: Portrait of a People are not meant to be works of art. I was too preoccupied with participating, with reveling in the moment, to worry about their perfection. Their purpose, then, is to form a candid portrait of China exactly as China presented itself to me.

  3. Glenn Godenho:

    Building on work at the site by a Hungarian mission, Kathleen has confirmed the presence of a Ptolemaic period Isis temple within the larger Osiris temple that dominates the site, add to this a hoard of coins with Cleopatras portrait on them, and other Greco-Roman period finds not [the] least, fragments of statuary and mummies and we can certainly say that Taposiris Magna was active during Cleopatras reign.

  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. Michael Cohen:

    The objective was to ensure that Donald Trump portrait, which was going to be auctioned last, would go for the highest price of any portrait that afternoon.

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