What does profile mean?

Definitions for profile
ˈproʊ faɪlpro·file

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. profile(noun)

    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. profile(noun)

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

  3. profile(noun)

    biographical sketch

  4. visibility, profile(noun)

    degree of exposure to public notice

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

  5. profile(verb)

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

  6. profile(verb)

    write about

    "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"

  7. profile(verb)

    represent in profile, by drawing or painting

Wiktionary

  1. profile(Noun)

    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. profile(Noun)

    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. profile(Noun)

    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. profile(Noun)

    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. profile(Noun)

    reputation

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

  6. profile(Noun)

    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. profile(Noun)

    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. profile(Noun)

    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. profile(Noun)

    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. profile(Verb)

    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. profile(Verb)

    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. Profile(noun)

    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. Profile(noun)

    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. Profile(noun)

    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. Profile(noun)

    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. Profile(noun)

    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. Profile(noun)

    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 personal information on an online account or mobile app account to describe the person with the username and other truthful, accurate and specific information.

    Online profiles are meant to be accurate and reflect a person and their life.

    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.

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. Luke Laffin:

    The basics are still very important, and include not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, a diet of moderation, like fruits and vegetables, and regular exercise. I also would encourage you to seek the opinion of your regular physician or a cardiologist about more aggressive modification and treatment of risk factors, such as elevated LDL cholesterol and hypertension, ask his or her opinion about targeting even lower LDL cholesterol levels than they normally would in a person with your similar traditional risk factor profile, but without elevated Lp(a).

  2. Tara Swart:

    Travelers are often surprised to hear that the effect of long-haul flying on the brain can be extremely disruptive, typical Corinthia guests are people working in high-profile, high-intensity professions for which their brains need to be in peak condition.

  3. Mark Nunnikhoven:

    If anyone did compromise your phone, you're wiping their foothold and they're going to have to hack back in, for a normal person that's kind of extreme, but for a high profile individual that threat factor is different.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Better to update oneself than regularly own profile picture

  5. Roland Jacquard:

    When a large operation is prepared, they are told to keep a low profile in the months before. As? they are no longer on police radars, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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