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port·fo·li·o

 (pôrt-fō′lē-ō′)
n. pl. port·fo·li·os
1. A portable case for holding material, such as loose papers, photographs, or drawings.
2. A collection of works or documents that are representative of a person's skills and accomplishments: a photographer's portfolio; an artist's portfolio of drawings.
3. The office or post of a cabinet member or minister of state.
4. A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution.

[Italian portafoglio : portare, to carry (from Latin portāre; see per- in Indo-European roots) + foglio, sheet (from Latin folium, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]

portfolio

(pɔːtˈfəʊlɪəʊ)
n, pl -os
1. a flat case, esp of leather, used for carrying maps, drawings, etc
2. (Art Terms) the contents of such a case, such as drawings, paintings, or photographs, that demonstrate recent work: an art student's portfolio.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) such a case used for carrying ministerial or state papers
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the responsibilities or role of the head of a government department: the portfolio for foreign affairs.
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Minister without portfolio a cabinet minister who is not responsible for any government department
6. (Stock Exchange) the complete investments held by an individual investor or by a financial organization
[C18: from Italian portafoglio, from portāre to carry + foglio leaf, paper, from Latin folium leaf]

port•fo•li•o

(pɔrtˈfoʊ liˌoʊ, poʊrt-)

n., pl. -li•os.
1. a flat, portable case for carrying loose papers, drawings, etc.
2. the contents of such a case, esp. a collection of drawings, photographs, etc., representative of a person's work.
3. such a case for carrying documents of a government department.
4. the securities, commercial paper, etc., held by a private investor, financial institution, etc.
5. the office or post of a minister of state or member of a cabinet.
[1715–25; < Italian portafoglio=porta, 3rd singular present of portare to carry (< Latin portāre) + foglio leaf, sheet (< Latin folium)]

portfolio

- Comes from Italian for "carry" and "sheets or leaves of paper."
See also related terms for sheet.

Portfolio

 a large recepticle or case; a list of securities held by a financial institution, company, or individual.
Examples: portfolio of brokers—Lipton, 1970; of choice original designs, 1794; of drawings, 1807; of stocks and shares.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portfolio - a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or mapsportfolio - 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"
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
2.portfolio - 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"
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
3.portfolio - 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"
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
4.portfolio - the role of the head of a government department; "he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
role, function, office, part - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
Translations
مِحْفَظَةُ أَوْرَاقمِحْفَظَة للرَّسائِلمَنْصِب وَزير
deskyministerský úřadsložka
porteføljemappe
carteracarpetacarpeta de trabajoscartera de inversionesportafolio
asiakirjasalkkuportfoliosalkku
portfelj
tárcaminiszteri tárcaportfólió
embætti og staîa ráîherraskjalamappa
紙ばさみ
포트폴리오
ministro pareigos
dokumentu mapeministra amats/portfelisportfelis
ministerský úradochranný obal
portfölj
ผลงานที่รวบรวมไว้
cặp tài liệu

portfolio

[pɔːtˈfəʊlɪəʊ]
A. N (portfolios (pl)) (= file) → carpeta f; [of artist, designer] → carpeta f, portafolio m; [of business, politician] → cartera f
portfolio of sharescartera f de acciones
minister without portfolioministro/a m/f sin cartera
B. CPD portfolio management N (Fin) → administración f de la cartera de acciones

portfolio

[ˌpɔːrtˈfəʊliəʊ] n [artist] → portfolio m
[minister] → portefeuille m
the transport portfolio → le portefeuille des Transports
[investor] → portefeuille m portfolio managerportfolio manager ngestionnaire m/f de portefeuille

portfolio

n
(Akten)mappe f
(Pol: = office) → Portefeuille nt (form), → Geschäftsbereich m; minister without portfolioMinister ohne Portefeuille (form)or Geschäftsbereich
(Fin) → Portefeuille nt
(of artist, designer)Kollektion f; (Comm: = range of products) → Kollektion f

portfolio

[ˌpɔːtˈfəʊlɪəʊ] n (case) → cartella (Fin, Pol) (office) → portafoglio; (of artist, designer) → portfolio m inv
portfolio of shares → portafoglio m inv titoli

portfolio

(poːtˈfəuliəu) plural portˈfolios noun
1. a case for carrying papers, drawings etc.
2. the post or job of a government minister.

portfolio

مِحْفَظَةُ أَوْرَاق desky portefølje Aktenmappe χαρτοφύλακας cartera asiakirjasalkku portefeuille portfelj portafoglio 紙ばさみ 포트폴리오 portfolio dokumentmappe teczka portfólio портфель portfölj ผลงานที่รวบรวมไว้ portföy cặp tài liệu 公文包
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When I reached the University Place, I saw two gentlemen talking together, and, as they had portfolios under their arms, I judged they were tutors or elderly students; so I asked them in English to show me the college jail.
I had an arbor arranged and a low table and an armchair put into it; and I carried out books and portfolios (I had always some business of writing in hand), and worked and waited and mused and hoped, while the golden hours elapsed and the plants drank in the light and the inscrutable old palace turned pale and then, as the day waned, began to flush in it and my papers rustled in the wandering breeze of the Adriatic.
It was to little purpose that Fouquet had squandered thirty millions of francs in the fountains of his gardens, in the crucibles of his sculptors, in the writing-desks of his literary friends, in the portfolios of his painters; vainly had he fancied that thereby he might be remembered.
These consisted of a few magnificently attired gentlemen from Houndsditch, who brought their own provisions, and could have bought half the gay people in the grand saloon; a few honest fellows with mustachios and portfolios, who set to sketching before they had been half an hour on board; one or two French femmes de chambre who began to be dreadfully ill by the time the boat had passed Greenwich; a groom or two who lounged in the neighbourhood of the horse-boxes under their charge, or leaned over the side by the paddle-wheels, and talked about who was good for the Leger, and what they stood to win or lose for the Goodwood cup.
Volumes of letters and portfolios of testimonials, if you like
The naturalist himself seized upon his portfolios, herbals, and collection of insects, which he quickly transferred from the encampment of the squatter, to certain pockets in the aforesaid ingenious invention, and which the trapper as uniformly cast away the moment his back was turned.
So it had come to pass successively, first, that several distinguished ladies had been frightfully shocked; then, that portfolios of his performances had been handed about o' nights, and declared with ecstasy to be perfect Claudes, perfect Cuyps, perfect phaenomena; then, that Lord Decimus had bought his picture, and had asked the President and Council to dinner at a blow, and had said, with his own magnificent gravity,
in different colors on each, and the weekly newspaper called, The Pickwick Portfolio, to which all contributed something, while Jo, who reveled in pens and ink, was the editor.
Months afterward Jim Burden arrived at my apartment one stormy winter afternoon, with a bulging legal portfolio sheltered under his fur overcoat.
Emma wished to go to work directly, and therefore produced the portfolio containing her various attempts at portraits, for not one of them had ever been finished, that they might decide together on the best size for Harriet.
Well, fetch me your portfolio, if you can vouch for its contents being original; but don't pass your word unless you are certain: I can recognise patchwork.
In one was depicted the "Illustrious Coxcomb" receiving a shower of blows from Cardinal Bentivoglio, whose servant he had been; another, the "Illustrious Mazarin" acting the part of Ignatius Loyola in a tragedy of that name; a third, the "Illustrious Mazarin" stealing the portfolio of prime minister from Monsieur de Chavigny, who had expected to have it; a fourth, the "Illustrious Coxcomb Mazarin" refusing to give Laporte, the young king's valet, clean sheets, and saving that "it was quite enough for the king of France to have clean sheets every three months.