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por·trait

 (pôr′trĭt, -trāt′)
n.
1. A likeness of a person, especially one showing the face, that is created by a painter or photographer, for example.
2. A verbal representation or description, especially of a person.
3. A dramatic representation of a character: the actor's portrait of the famous general.
4. The orientation of a page such that the longer side runs from top to bottom.

[French, from Old French, image, from past participle of portraire, to portray; see portray.]

portrait

(ˈpɔːtrɪt; -treɪt)
n
1. (Art Terms)
a. a painting, drawing, sculpture, photograph, or other likeness of an individual, esp of the face
b. (as modifier): a portrait gallery.
2. a verbal description or picture, esp of a person's character
adj
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing (of a publication or an illustration in a publication) of greater height than width. Compare landscape5a

por•trait

(ˈpɔr trɪt, -treɪt, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
1. a likeness of a person, esp. of the face, as a painting, drawing, sculpture, or photograph.
2. a verbal picture or description, usu. of a person.
adj.
3. pertaining to, designating, or producing standard vertical orientation of computer output, with lines of data parallel to the two shorter sides of a page (contrasted with landscape).
[1560–70; < Middle French: a drawing, image, etc.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portrait - a word picture of a person's appearance and character
characterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, word picture, word-painting, picture - a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
2.portrait - any likeness of a person, in any mediumportrait - any likeness of a person, in any medium; "the photographer made excellent portraits"
half-length - a portrait showing the body from only the waist up
likeness, semblance - picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
self-portrait - a portrait of yourself created by yourself

portrait

noun
1. picture, painting, image, photograph, representation, sketch, likeness, portraiture Lucian Freud has been asked to paint a portrait of the Queen.
2. description, account, profile, biography, portrayal, depiction, vignette, characterization, thumbnail sketch a beautifully written and sensitive portrait of a great woman

portrait

noun
One exactly resembling another:
Slang: ringer.
Translations
صُورَةصورَه، لَوْحَهوَصْف
portrétobrazpodobiznapopis
portrætskildring
portreto
muotokuvapotretti
portret
arcképélethû leírás
portrettstaîar-/mannlÿsing
肖像画
초상화
aprakstsattēlsģīmetneportrets
portret
portret
porträtt
รูปวาดของคน
chân dung

portrait

[ˈpɔːtrɪt]
A. Nretrato m
to have one's portrait painted; sit for one's portraithacerse un retrato
B. CPD portrait format N (Comput, Publishing) → formato m vertical
portrait gallery Nmuseo m de retratos, galería f iconográfica
portrait painter Nretratista mf

portrait

[ˈpɔːrtrɪt] nportrait m
to paint sb's portrait → faire le portrait de qn portrait galleryportrait gallery ngalerie f de portraitsportrait mode n
to output sth in portrait mode → imprimer qch à la françaiseportrait painter nportraitiste mf

portrait

n
(also in words) → Porträt nt; to have one’s portrait paintedsich malen lassen; to sit for one’s portraitfür sein Porträt sitzen; to paint a portrait of somebodyjdn porträtieren
(printing format) → Hochformat nt

portrait

:
portrait painter
nPorträtmaler(in) m(f)
portrait photographer
nPorträtfotograf(in) m(f)
portrait photography

portrait

[ˈpɔːtrɪt] nritratto

portrait

(ˈpoːtrət) noun
1. a drawing, painting, photograph etc of a person. She had her portrait painted by a famous artist.
2. a written description of a person, place etc. a book called `A portrait of London'.

portrait

صُورَة portrét portræt Porträt πορτραίτο retrato muotokuva portrait portret ritratto 肖像画 초상화 portret portrett portret retrato портрет porträtt รูปวาดของคน portre chân dung 肖像
References in classic literature ?
She had been governess in the family of a fashionable portrait-painter, who had married a Jewish wife of means, and in their house she had met many distinguished people.
As for the portrait-painter, she was a positive bore.
Alexander's big work-table stood in front of one of the three windows, and above the couch hung the one picture in the room, a big canvas of charming color and spirit, a study of the Luxembourg Gardens in early spring, painted in his youth by a man who had since become a portrait-painter of international renown.