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Portrait

Portrait Meaning & Definition
Portrait Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Portrait?

[n] any likeness of a person; "the photographer made excellent portraits"
[n] a painting of a person's face
[n] a word picture of a person's appearance and character

Synonyms | Synonyms for Portrait: portraiture | portrayal | portrayal

Related Terms | Find terms related to Portrait: account | aerial photograph | black-and-white photograph | cameo | candid photograph | catalog | cataloging | certified copy | character | character sketch | characterization | cheesecake | chronophotograph | color photograph | color print | companion | copy | counterfeit | dead ringer | delineation | depiction | description | details | diapositive | dossier | double | duplicate | ectype | effigy | evocation | exact likeness | fair copy | faithful copy | fake | fellow | file | forgery | graphic account | head | heliochrome | heliograph | icon | idol | image | imagery | imitation | impression | itemization | likeness | limning | living image | living picture | match | mate | miniature | mirroring | model | montage | mug | mug shot | particularization | pasticcio | pastiche | phony | photo | photobiography | photochronograph | photograph | photomap | photomicrograph | photomontage | photomural | picture | picturization | pinup | portraiture | portrayal | profile | record | reflection | rendering | rendition | representation | resemblance | ringer | rubbing | semblance | shadow | shot | silhouette | similitude | simulacrum | sketch | slide | snap | snapshot | specification | spit | spit and image | spitting image | still | still photograph | story | study | Telephoto | telephotograph | thumbnail sketch | trace | tracing | transparency | twin | very image | very picture | vignette | vivid description | Wirephoto | word painting

See Also | characterisation | characterization | delineation | depiction | half-length | likeness | painting | picture | picture | self-portrait | semblance | word picture | word-painting

Portrait In Webster's Dictionary

\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.
\Por"trait\, v. t. To portray; to draw. [Obs.] --Spenser.

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