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c. 1475 Portrait of a Young Woman by Antonio del Pollaiolo (1430?-1498)

pro·file

 (prō′fīl′)
n.
1.
a. A side view of an object or structure, especially of the human head.
b. A representation of an object or structure seen from the side. See Synonyms at form.
2. An outline of an object. See Synonyms at outline.
3. Degree of exposure to public notice; visibility: preferred to keep a low profile.
4. A biographical account presenting the subject's most noteworthy characteristics and achievements.
5.
a. A set of characteristics that identify or are thought to identify a particular type of person: The police assembled a profile of the car thief.
b. A formal summary or analysis of data, often in the form of a graph or table, representing distinctive features or characteristics: a biochemical profile of blood.
6. Geology A vertical section of soil or rock showing the sequence of the various layers.
tr.v. pro·filed, pro·fil·ing, pro·files
1. To draw or shape a profile of.
2. To produce a profile of: profiled the singer in a magazine article.
3. To engage in the ethnic or racial profiling of (a person).

[Italian profilo, from profilare, to draw in outline : pro-, forward (from Latin prō-; see pro-1) + filare, to draw a line (from Medieval Latin fīlāre, to spin, from Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots).]

pro′fil·er n.

profile

(ˈprəʊfaɪl)
n
1. a side view, outline, or representation of an object, esp of a human face or head
2. (Architecture) a view or representation of an object, esp a building, in contour or outline
3. a short biographical sketch of a subject
4. a graph, table, or list of scores representing the extent to which a person, field, or object exhibits various tested characteristics or tendencies: a population profile.
5. (Geological Science) a vertical section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock showing the different horizons
6. (Geological Science)
a. a vertical section of part of the earth's crust showing the layers of rock
b. a representation of such a section
7. (Physical Geography) the outline of the shape of a river valley either from source to mouth (long profile) or at right angles to the flow of the river (cross profile)
vb (tr)
8. to draw, write, or make a profile of
9. (Crafts) to cut out a shape from a blank (as of steel) with a cutter
[C17: from Italian profilo, from profilare to sketch lightly, from pro-1 + Latin fīlum thread]

pro•file

(ˈproʊ faɪl)

n., v. -filed, -fil•ing. n.
1. the outline or contour of the human face viewed from one side.
2. a picture or representation of the side view of a head.
3. an outlined view, as of a city or mountain.
4. an outline of an object, as a molding, formed on a vertical plane passed through the object at right angles to one of its principal horizontal dimensions.
5. a graphic representation of this.
6. a verbal, arithmetical, or graphic summary of a process, activity, or set of characteristics: a profile of consumer spending.
7. an informal biographical sketch.
8. a set of characteristics or qualities that identify a type or category of person or thing: a profile of a typical allergy sufferer.
9. the look or general contour of something.
10. degree of noticeability; visibility: a mayor with a high profile.
v.t.
11. to draw, write, or produce a profile of.
[1650–60; < Italian prof(f)ilo, n. derivative of profilare to delineate, outline =pro- pro-1 + -filare, derivative of filo line, thread < Latin fīlum]
pro′fil•er, n.

profile

- Literally "draw in outline" or "shown by a thread," from Latin pro, "forth," and filum, "thread."
See also related terms for outline.

profile

profile


Past participle: profiled
Gerund: profiling

Imperative
profile
profile
Present
I profile
you profile
he/she/it profiles
we profile
you profile
they profile
Preterite
I profiled
you profiled
he/she/it profiled
we profiled
you profiled
they profiled
Present Continuous
I am profiling
you are profiling
he/she/it is profiling
we are profiling
you are profiling
they are profiling
Present Perfect
I have profiled
you have profiled
he/she/it has profiled
we have profiled
you have profiled
they have profiled
Past Continuous
I was profiling
you were profiling
he/she/it was profiling
we were profiling
you were profiling
they were profiling
Past Perfect
I had profiled
you had profiled
he/she/it had profiled
we had profiled
you had profiled
they had profiled
Future
I will profile
you will profile
he/she/it will profile
we will profile
you will profile
they will profile
Future Perfect
I will have profiled
you will have profiled
he/she/it will have profiled
we will have profiled
you will have profiled
they will have profiled
Future Continuous
I will be profiling
you will be profiling
he/she/it will be profiling
we will be profiling
you will be profiling
they will be profiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been profiling
you have been profiling
he/she/it has been profiling
we have been profiling
you have been profiling
they have been profiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been profiling
you will have been profiling
he/she/it will have been profiling
we will have been profiling
you will have been profiling
they will have been profiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been profiling
you had been profiling
he/she/it had been profiling
we had been profiling
you had been profiling
they had been profiling
Conditional
I would profile
you would profile
he/she/it would profile
we would profile
you would profile
they would profile
Past Conditional
I would have profiled
you would have profiled
he/she/it would have profiled
we would have profiled
you would have profiled
they would have profiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.profile - 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"
chart - a visual display of information
population profile - a chart showing the number of people as a function of their ages
2.profile - an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)
side view - a view from the side of something
3.profile - biographical sketch
biography, life history, life story, life - an account of the series of events making up a person's life
4.profile - degree of exposure to public noticeprofile - degree of exposure to public notice; "that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election"
salience, saliency, strikingness - the state of being salient
low profile - a state of low visibility in which public notice is avoided; "he was never one to keep a low profile"
5.profile - a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers
cross section - a section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis
soil profile - a vertical section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock
horizon - a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land
soil horizon - a layer in a soil profile
Verb1.profile - write about; "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
2.profile - represent in profile, by drawing or painting
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

profile

noun
1. outline, lines, form, figure, shape, silhouette, contour, side view His handsome profile was turned away from us.
2. biography, sketch, vignette, characterization, thumbnail sketch, character sketch The newspaper published comparative profiles of the candidates.
3. analysis, study, table, review, survey, chart, examination, diagram, graph a profile of the hospital's catchment area
verb
1. describe, outline, write about, portray, sketch, depict, characterize, give an account of He was profiled in a TV documentary about gifted children.
keep a low profile lie low, keep quiet, keep out of sight, avoid publicity, keep yourself to yourself He has kept a low profile throughout this whole affair.

profile

noun
A line marking and shaping the outer form of an object:
Translations
صورَةٌ جانِبِيَّه
profil
profil
profiloida
profil
vangasvipur
profils
profil
profil
profilyan görünüş

profile

[ˈprəʊfaɪl]
A. N
1. (= side view, outline) → perfil m
in profilede perfil
2. (= description, portrait) → reseña f, perfil m; (TV programme) → perfil m
see also customer B
3. (= public image)
her work with the Fund has given her a very high profilela labor que ha realizado para el Fondo ha dado gran relieve a su figura or la ha lanzado a un primer plano
military men continued to have a high profile in the administrationlos militares seguían ocupando una posición destacada en la administración
to keep or maintain a low profiletratar de pasar desapercibido
to raise the profile of sth/sbrealzar la imagen de algo/algn
see also high-profile
B. VT
1. (= show in profile) → perfilar
2. (= describe) [+ situation, candidate] → describir; [+ person's life] → hacer un perfil de

profile

[ˈprəʊfaɪl] n
[face] → profil m
to keep a low profile [person] → faire profil bas, adopter un profil bas
to have a high profile [person, organization] → être très en vue
(= article) → profil m

profile

nProfil nt; (= picture, photograph)Profilbild nt, → Seitenansicht f; (= biographical profile)Porträt nt; (Tech: = section) (vertical) → Längsschnitt m; (horizontal) → Querschnitt m; in profile (person, head) → im Profil; to keep a low profilesich zurückhalten
vt (= draw a profile of) (pictorially) → im Profil darstellen; (biographically) → porträtieren; (Tech) → im Längs- or Querschnitt zeichnen or darstellen

profile

[ˈprəʊfaɪl] nprofilo
in profile → di profilo
to keep a low profile (fig) → cercare di non farsi notare troppo
to maintain a high profile → mettersi in mostra
low-profile tyre (Aut) → pneumatico a basso profilo

profile

(ˈprəufail) noun
the view of a face, head etc from the side; a side view. She has a beautiful profile.

pro·file

n. perfil, bosquejo, esbozo;
biochemical ______ bioquímico;
physical ______ físico.

profile

n perfil m
References in classic literature ?
In spite of his old green damask dressing-gown and the bareness of the room in which he sat, where the floor was covered with a shabby tapestry in place of carpet, and the walls were hung with tavern-paper presenting the profiles of Louis XVI.
The profiles were motion- less, carven; and afterward he remembered that the color sergeant was standing with his legs apart, as if he expected to be pushed to the ground.
Monsieur de Beaufort, in common with many other prisoners, was bent upon doing things that were prohibited; and the only resource the governor had was, one day when the duke was playing at tennis, to efface all these drawings, consisting chiefly of profiles.
Many of their faces present profiles classically beautiful, and in the valley of Typee I saw several who, like the stranger Marnoo, were in every respect models of beauty.
The room was most dear to her, and she would not have changed its furniture for the handsomest in the house, though what had been originally plain had suffered all the ill-usage of children; and its greatest elegancies and ornaments were a faded footstool of Julia's work, too ill done for the drawing-room, three transparencies, made in a rage for transparencies, for the three lower panes of one window, where Tintern Abbey held its station between a cave in Italy and a moonlight lake in Cumberland, a collection of family profiles, thought unworthy of being anywhere else, over the mantelpiece, and by their side, and pinned against the wall, a small sketch of a ship sent four years ago from the Mediterranean by William, with H.
This burst of laughter proceeded from a window of the castle, visited at this moment by the sun, that embraced it in one of those large angles which the profiles of the chimneys mark out upon the walls before mid-day.
He had a curious black beard appearing only at the corners of his chin, and his large eyes were oddly set in his face like the flat decorative eyes painted in old Egyptian profiles.
Oh very," she said, "especially when they have such excellent profiles.
The cast was taken in two moulds from each side of the face, and then these two profiles of plaster of Paris were joined together to make the complete bust.
She was tired of the faces and figures she had always been used to--the various irregular profiles and gaits and turns of phrase distinguishing those Middlemarch young men whom she had known as boys.
The particular laws are as our points of view, as, to the traveller, a mountain outline varies with every step, and it has an infinite number of profiles, though absolutely but one form.
For the most part, the English and American whale draughtsmen seem entirely content with presenting the mechanical outline of things, such as the vacant profile of the whale; which, so far as picturesqueness of effect is concerned, is about tantamount to sketching the profile of a pyramid.