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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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Turning over the volume, Laurence came to the portrait of a stern, grim- looking man, in plain attire, of much more modern fashion than that of the old Puritans.
Have you ever seen his portrait of Madame Vassiltchikova?
It was the first time that Philip set about a portrait, and he began with trepidation but also with pride.
Gavrila Ardalionovitch showed the general her portrait just now.
She pointed to a miniature portrait, hanging above the mantelpiece.
Now, by all odds, the most ancient extant portrait anyways purporting to be the whale's, is to be found in the famous cavern-pagoda of Elephanta, in India.
in what a monstrous moment of pride and passion he had prayed that the portrait should bear the burden of his days, and he keep the unsullied splendour of eternal youth
Edward Alleyn, from the portrait preserved at [78] his noble foundation at Dulwich, like a fine Holbein, figures, in blent strength and delicacy, as a genial, or perhaps jovial, soul, finding time for sentiment,--Prynne (included, we suppose, in this company, like the skull at the feast) as a likable if somewhat melancholic young man; while Garrick and his wife playing cards, after Zoffany, present a pair of just very nice young people.
This portrait attracted the Count of Monte Cristo's attention, for he made three rapid steps in the chamber, and stopped suddenly before it.
On the second morning after the departure of Nicholas for Yorkshire, Kate Nickleby sat in a very faded chair raised upon a very dusty throne in Miss La Creevy's room, giving that lady a sitting for the portrait upon which she was engaged; and towards the full perfection of which, Miss La Creevy had had the street-door case brought upstairs, in order that she might be the better able to infuse into the counterfeit countenance of Miss Nickleby, a bright salmon flesh- tint which she had originally hit upon while executing the miniature of a young officer therein contained, and which bright salmon flesh- tint was considered, by Miss La Creevy's chief friends and patrons, to be quite a novelty in art: as indeed it was.
Mr Twemlow takes his station on a settee before her, and Mrs Lammle shows him a portrait.
But look at me, count, look at me," said the prince endeavoring to direct upon himself the attention of the count, who was completely absorbed in contemplation of the portrait.