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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
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