Dictionary.com

profile

[ proh-fahyl ]
/ ˈproʊ faɪl /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: profile / profiled / profiles / profiling on Thesaurus.com

noun

verb (used with object), pro·filed, pro·fil·ing.

to draw a profile of.
to produce or present a history, description, or analysis of: The magazine will profile the candidate in its next issue.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of profile

1650–60; (noun) <Italian prof(f)ilo, noun derivative of profilare “to delineate, outline,” equivalent to pro- pro-1 + -filare, derivative of filo “line, thread” <Latin fīlum

OTHER WORDS FROM profile

pro·fil·er, nounhalf-profile, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for profile

British Dictionary definitions for profile

profile
/ (ˈprəʊfaɪl) /

noun

verb (tr)

to draw, write, or make a profile of
to cut out a shape from a blank (as of steel) with a cutter

Derived forms of profile

profilist (ˈprəʊfɪlɪst), noun

Word Origin for profile

C17: from Italian profilo, from profilare to sketch lightly, from pro- 1 + Latin fīlum thread
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for profile

profile
[ prōfīl′ ]

n.

A side view of an object or 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with profile

profile

see keep a low profile.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Book Your Online Tutor Now