Does anyone else feel Pippa Middleton's profile quietly sneaking back up again?
There was, in the Times profile, a stunning admission from Goldfarb.
May is seen smiling in a suit and red bowtie with white polka dots in his profile photo.
The profile picture shows the seller, shirtless, on the beach, wearing black sunglasses.
Students post a profile, complete with a detailed questionnaire and photos, and can then browse other potential roommates.
I did not recognise him instantly because on the stamps and coins he is always in profile.
Her profile was so calm that one could guess nothing from it.
Captain Barker stood by the taffrail with one eye upon the galley and his face turned in profile to his friend.
It was amazing that Mrs. Palmer's niece should have such a profile.
Upon the sleeve of Tom Slade's khaki jacket was seen the profile of an Indian.
1650s, "a drawing of the outline of anything," from older Italian profilo "a drawing in outline," from profilare "to draw in outline," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + filare "draw out, spin," from Late Latin filare "to spin, draw out a line," from filum "thread" (see file (v.)). Meaning "a side view" is from 1660s. Meaning "biographical sketch, character study" is from 1734.
profile pro·file (prō'fīl')
A side view of an object or a structure, especially of the human head.
A formal summary or analysis of data, often in the form of a graph or table, representing distinctive features or characteristics.
Simple language for matching and scoring data. "User's Manual for the PROFILE System", Cambridge Computer Assoc (May 1974).
1. A control file for a program, especially a text file automatically read from each user's home directory and intended to be easily modified by the user in order to customise the program's behaviour. Used to avoid hard-coded choices (see also dot file, rc file).
2. A report on the amounts of time spent in each routine of a program, used to find and tune away the hot spots in it. This sense is often verbed. Some profiling modes report units other than time (such as call counts) and/or report at granularities other than per-routine, but the idea is similar.