portfolio

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

port·fo·lio

noun \prt-ˈfō-lē-ˌō\

: a flat case for carrying documents or drawings

: a set of drawings, paintings, or photographs that are presented together in a folder

finance : the investments that are owned by a person or organization

plural port·fo·li·os

Full Definition of PORTFOLIO

1
:  a hinged cover or flexible case for carrying loose papers, pictures, or pamphlets
2
[from the use of such a case to carry documents of state] :  the office and functions of a minister of state or member of a cabinet
3
:  the securities held by an investor :  the commercial paper held by a financial house (as a bank)
4
:  a set of pictures (as drawings or photographs) usually bound in book form or loose in a folder
5
:  a selection of a student's work (as papers and tests) compiled over a period of time and used for assessing performance or progress

Origin of PORTFOLIO

Italian portafoglio, from portare to carry (from Latin) + foglio leaf, sheet, from Latin folium — more at blade
First Known Use: 1722

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