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Meaning of PORTRAIT

Pronunciation:  'powrtrit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any likeness of a person; "the photographer made excellent portraits"
  2. [n]  a painting of a person's face
  3. [n]  a word picture of a person's appearance and character
 

PORTRAIT is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: portraiture, portrayal, portrayal
 
 See Also: characterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, half-length, likeness, painting, picture, picture, self-portrait, semblance, word picture, word-painting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Por"trait\, n. [F., originally p. p. of portraire to
    portray. See {Portray}.]
    1. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved;
       commonly, a representation of the human face painted from
       real life.
    
             In portraits, the grace, and, we may add, the
             likeness, consists more in the general air than in
             the exact similitude of every feature. --Sir J.
                                                   Reynolds.
    
    Note: The meaning of the word is sometimes extended so as to
          include a photographic likeness.
    
    2. Hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of
       a person; as, a portrait in words.
    
    {Portrait bust}, or {Portrait statue}, a bust or statue
       representing the actual features or person of an
       individual; -- in distinction from an ideal bust or
       statue.
    
    
  2. \Por"trait\, v. t.
    To portray; to draw. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
 
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