a likeness of a person, especially of the face, as a painting, drawing, or photograph: a gallery of family portraits.
a verbal picture or description, usually of a person: a biography that provides a fascinating portrait of an 18th-century rogue.
Digital Technology. relating to or producing vertical, upright orientation of computer or other digital output, with lines of data parallel to the two shorter sides of a page or screen. Compare landscape.: Compare landscape (def. 8).
- por·trait·like, adjective
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How to use portrait in a sentence
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We each made three of the six portraits, and always helped each other in complicated sections that needed more than two hands to sew together.
After some trial and error, we discovered that the best way to do this was to hand-draw the portraits and then, using them as a reference, slowly and meticulously cut out every section of fabric from sheets of felt.
For the first time, an exoplanet family around a sunlike star has had its portrait taken.This is the first picture of a sunlike star with multiple exoplanets | Lisa Grossman | July 22, 2020 | Science News
The squabble was also immortalized in this incredibly awkward family portrait.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year | Amy Zimmerman | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A portrait of him was done once in which the collar point was made to sit in its proper place.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All of which makes David Freeman's portrait of Hitchcock in his final days all the more poignant.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She slow-motion jogs through the courtyard, paints his portrait, and carves his name into a tree.Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Tay-Tay Scorned | Sujay Kumar | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was close to her father, who painted her a birthday portrait every year.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU | Anthony Haden-Guest | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her best-known works are portrait busts, which are numerous.
Daughter of Gustav Graf and wife of the portrait painter, Lepsius.
They are unique; that lady there is the Du Barry—a portrait worth, alone, six thousand francs.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Any one may possess the portrait of a tragedian without exciting suspicion or comment.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The other was the spirited portrait of Baron von Friedericks, a happy combination of cavalier and soldier in its manly strength.
British Dictionary definitions for portrait
a painting, drawing, sculpture, photograph, or other likeness of an individual, esp of the face
(as modifier): a portrait gallery
a verbal description or picture, esp of a person's character
printing (of a publication or an illustration in a publication) of greater height than width: Compare landscape (def. 5a)
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