portrait definition

  • noun:
    • A likeness of people, especially one showing the face area, that's created by a painter or professional photographer, for instance.
    • A verbal picture or information, specifically of someone.
    • A painting or other picture of people, particularly the mind and shoulders.
    • An accurate depiction of a mood.
    • a print mode or choice indicating the rectangle to be printed on obtaining the vertical edges longer than the horizontal sides.
    • The likeness of one, painted, attracted, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the personal face painted from real life.
    • therefore, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of an individual.
    • A drawing, representation, delineation, or picture of one or anything; specifically, a photo of one, drawn from life; specifically, a photo or representation associated with the face; a likeness, whether performed in oil or water-color, in crayon, on metal, by photography, in marble, etc., but especially in oil: as, a painter of portraits.
    • A vivid information or delineation in words.
    • a word image of an individual's appearance and character
    • any likeness of people, in almost any medium
  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to the orientation of a typical page so that the extended side operates from top to bottom.
  • verb:
    • To portray; to draw.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To portray; to-draw.
  • others:
    • To portray; draw.

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