- Portrait is defined as the orientation of a page, where the longest side goes from top to bottom.
An example of portrait is when an image is taller than it is wide.
- The definition of a portrait is a drawn, painted or carved picture of the fact of something or someone.
An example of a portrait is the Mona Lisa painting.
- Obsolete a drawn, painted, or carved picture of something
- a representation of a person, esp. of the face, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculptured
- a description or dramatic portrayal of a person
Origin of portraitMiddle French past participle of portraire: see portray
- A likeness of a person, especially one showing the face, that is created by a painter or photographer, for example.
- A verbal representation or description, especially of a person.
- A dramatic representation of a character: the actor's portrait of the famous general.
- The orientation of a page such that the longer side runs from top to bottom.
Origin of portraitFrench, from Old French, image, from past participle of portraire, to portray; see portray.
- A painting or other picture of a person, especially the head and shoulders.
- (figuratively) An accurate depiction of a person, a mood, etc.
- The author painted a good portrait of urban life in New York in his latest book.
- (computing, printing) A print orientation where the vertical sides are longer than the horizontal sides.
(third-person singular simple present portraits, present participle portraiting, simple past and past participle portraited)
- Representing the actual features of an individual; not ideal.
- a portrait bust; a portrait statue