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portrait

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noun por·trait \ˈpȯr-trət, -ˌtrāt\

Simple Definition of portrait

  • : a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person that usually only includes the person's head and shoulders

  • : a detailed description of something or someone

  • : a way of printing a page so that the shorter sides are on the top and bottom and the longer sides are on the left and right

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of portrait

  1. 1 :  picture; especially :  a pictorial representation of a person usually showing the face

  2. 2 :  a sculptured figure :  bust

  3. 3 :  a graphic portrayal in words

Examples of portrait in a sentence

  1. The queen posed for her portrait.

  2. The book presents a portrait of life in a small town.



Origin and Etymology of portrait

Middle French, from past participle of portraire


First Known Use: 1570

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portrait

adjective por·trait

Definition of portrait

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a document having the vertical dimension longer than the horizontal dimension



1932

First Known Use of portrait

1932

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PORTRAIT Defined for Kids

portrait

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noun por·trait \ˈpȯr-trət, -ˌtrāt\

Definition of portrait for Students

  1. :  a picture of a person usually showing the face





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