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
Examples of portrait in a sentence
The queen posed for her portrait.
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
Definition of portrait
: of, relating to, or being a document having the vertical dimension longer than the horizontal dimension
First Known Use of portrait
PORTRAIT Defined for Kids
Definition of portrait for Students
: a picture of a person usually showing the face
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