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"


  1. portfolionoun

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

  2. portfolionoun

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

  3. portfolionoun

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

  4. portfolionoun

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

  5. 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

  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

  3. 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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  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. Marco Santino:

    He has always proved able to value all the brands in his portfolio, unlike other managers have done in the past.

  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. Frank Reda:

    We have avoided a number of [new issue] situations because of our stance on liquidity, when we do an analysis, liquidity is up there with the fundamentals of the credit and how the securities fit into our portfolio. There have been situations where it's the liquidity profile that's driven our decision not to invest in a new issue.

  4. Paul Greening:

    It may be the case that manufacturers will have to look very carefully at their portfolio of smaller diesel vehicles because the additional costs of that technology and the ability to package that technology within a smaller platform is a big challenge.

  5. Kevin Kendra:

    A lot of established products are diminishing assets, whereas the generics business is growing nicely for specialty injectables. The portfolio tends to be more durable.

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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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