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Meaning of PORTFOLIO

Pronunciation:  powrt'fowlee`ow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the role of the head of a government department; "he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
  2. [n]  a case for carrying papers or drawings or maps; usually leather
  3. [n]  a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution

PORTFOLIO is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: case, function, list, listing, office, part, role



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Port*fol"io\, n. [F. portefeuille; porter to carry +
feuille a leaf. See {Port} to carry, and {Folio}.]
1. A portable case for holding loose papers, prints,
   drawings, etc.

2. Hence: The office and functions of a minister of state or
   member of the cabinet; as, to receive the portfolio of
   war; to resign the portfolio.

Thesaurus Terms
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