What does profile mean?

Definitions for profile
ˈproʊ faɪlpro·file

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. profilenoun

    an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics

    "a biochemical profile of blood"; "a psychological profile of serial killers"

  2. profilenoun

    an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)

  3. profilenoun

    biographical sketch

  4. visibility, profilenoun

    degree of exposure to public notice

    "that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election"

  5. profileverb

    a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers

  6. profileverb

    write about

    "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"

  7. profileverb

    represent in profile, by drawing or painting

Wiktionary

  1. profilenoun

    the outermost shape, view, or edge of an object

    His fingers traced the profile of the handle.

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  2. profilenoun

    The shape, view, or shadow of a person's head from the side; a side view.

    The brooch showed the profile of a Victorian woman.

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  3. profilenoun

    A summary or collection of information, especially about a person

    Law enforcement assembled a profile of the suspect.

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  4. profilenoun

    a specific space or field in which users can provide various types of personal information in software or Internet systems

    I just updated my Facebook profile to show I got engaged.

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  5. profilenoun

    reputation

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  6. profilenoun

    the amount by which something protrudes

    Choose a handle with a low profile so it does not catch on things.

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  7. profilenoun

    prominence; noticeability

    Acting is, by nature, profession in which one must keep a high profile.

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  8. profilenoun

    A smoothed (e.g., troweled or brushed) vertical surface of an excavation showing evidence of at least one feature or diagnostic specimen; the graphic recording of such as by sketching, photographing, etc.

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  9. profilenoun

    character; totality of related characteristics; signature; status (especially in scientific, technical, or military uses)

    What's the thermal profile on that thing?

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  10. profileverb

    to create a summary or collection of information, especially about a person

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

  11. profileverb

    to act based on such a summary; especially, to act on a stereotype. See profiling.

    Etymology: From profil, from profilo, later also proffilo, from pro-, from pro + filo, from filum; see file.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Profilenoun

    an outline, or contour; as, the profile of an apple

    Etymology: [It. profilo, fr. L. pro before + filum a thread, an outline, shape: cf. F. profil. See File arow, and cf. Purfle, Purl, a fringe.]

  2. Profilenoun

    a human head represented sidewise, or in a side view; the side face or half face

    Etymology: [It. profilo, fr. L. pro before + filum a thread, an outline, shape: cf. F. profil. See File arow, and cf. Purfle, Purl, a fringe.]

  3. Profilenoun

    a section of any member, made at right angles with its main lines, showing the exact shape of moldings and the like

    Etymology: [It. profilo, fr. L. pro before + filum a thread, an outline, shape: cf. F. profil. See File arow, and cf. Purfle, Purl, a fringe.]

  4. Profilenoun

    a drawing exhibiting a vertical section of the ground along a surveyed line, or graded work, as of a railway, showing elevations, depressions, grades, etc

    Etymology: [It. profilo, fr. L. pro before + filum a thread, an outline, shape: cf. F. profil. See File arow, and cf. Purfle, Purl, a fringe.]

  5. Profilenoun

    to draw the outline of; to draw in profile, as an architectural member

    Etymology: [It. profilo, fr. L. pro before + filum a thread, an outline, shape: cf. F. profil. See File arow, and cf. Purfle, Purl, a fringe.]

  6. Profilenoun

    to shape the outline of an object by passing a cutter around it

    Etymology: [It. profilo, fr. L. pro before + filum a thread, an outline, shape: cf. F. profil. See File arow, and cf. Purfle, Purl, a fringe.]

Freebase

  1. Profile

    Profile is an album by American guitarist Pat Donohue, released in 2005. Most of the songs are written in a ragtime blues style that showcase Donohue's skillful guitar playing. In addition to his own compositions, Donohue also plays traditional blues songs, such as "Risin' River" and "Step it Up and Go".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Profile

    prō′fīl, n. an outline: a head or portrait in a side-view: the side-face: the outline of any object without foreshortening: a vertical section of country to show the elevations and depressions.—v.t. to draw in profile: to make an outline of: (mech.) to give a definite form by chiselling, milling, &c.—ns. Prō′filist, one who takes or makes profiles; Profil′ograph, an instrument for automatically recording the profile of the ground it traverses. [It. profilo (Fr. profil)—L. pro, before, filum, a thread.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. profile

    1. A control file for a program, esp. a text file automatically read from each user's home directory and intended to be easily modified by the user in order to customize the program's behavior. Used to avoid hardcoded choices (see also dot file, rc file). 2. [techspeak] A report on the amounts of time spent in each routine of a program, used to find and tune away the hot spots in it. This sense is often verbed. Some profiling modes report units other than time (such as call counts) and/or report at granularities other than per-routine, but the idea is similar. 3.[techspeak] A subset of a standard used for a particular purpose. This sense confuses hackers who wander into the weird world of ISO standards no end!

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. profile

    See flight profile.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. profile

    A section of a parapet or other work in fortification.

Editors Contribution

  1. profile

    To input truthful personal information on an online account or application to describe the person with the username and other truthful, accurate and specific information required to have the account.

    Online profiles are truthful and honest.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Profile

    The outline of a side view, so called from the Italian profilo, and Latin filum, a thread.

Entomology

  1. Profile

    the outline as seen from the side.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'profile' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4096

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'profile' in Nouns Frequency: #1446

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of profile in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of profile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of profile in a Sentence

  1. Whoopi Goldberg:

    Carly will be here on Friday, i will not, but I do want to point out, Carly, that the last time you were here — and you’ll see b-roll running — we welcomed you to our table. We helped raise your profile so you would be included in the sea of men. You weren’t worried about any kind of Republican backlash — nobody was backlashing. We were respectful and gave you your due.

  2. Sebastian Coe:

    We have got some of the highest profile names out of the sport in the last few years, this has caused us intense embarrassment but we have always taken the view that we would rather have short-term embarrassment and protect the clean athletes.

  3. John Lin:

    The safety profile looks to be excellent, that came as a surprise to some people in the field who are familiar with 4-1BB, because in the past this target looked a little bit dangerous.

  4. Kris Bryant:

    Jed Hoyer ability at Jed Hoyer size and with Jed Hoyer offensive profile to be able to move around, sometimes I think we don't give Jed Hoyer enough credit for being the kind of athlete that Jed Hoyer is, jed Hoyer's Jed Hoyer.

  5. Strategy Analytics consultant Roger Lanctot:

    Tesla has made great strides in raising the profile of OTA, making it appear somewhat sexy by showing how features could be added, they're almost poking the traditional carmakers in the eye by making it look so easy.

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