verb (used with object), pro·filed, pro·fil·ing.
Origin of profile
Synonyms for profile
Related Words for profiledwrite, paint, mark, mapped, generalized, sketch, formulate, caricature, frame, describe, design, portray, depict, form, prepare, graph, draft, engrave, etch
Examples from the Web for profiled
Contemporary Examples of profiled
A young novelist dies, the American military is betrayed and James Patterson is profiled.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014
January 4, 2015
She was profiled on 60 Minutes, and awarded the Silver Star, only the second female to receive the honor since World War II.McCain’s 13 Favorite Soldiers
November 11, 2014
The Daily Beast's Foreign Editor was profiled on MSNBC's 'Weekends with Alex Witt.'Christopher Dickey on Matters Foreign and Domestic
September 25, 2014
Williams interviewed and profiled four D-Day veterans, showing his sensitive side without ever seeming maudlin.Hillary Clinton’s Network Massage
June 10, 2014
He was profiled in The New York Times and was named one of “12 State Legislators To Watch” by Governing Magazine.Did a Pennsylvania Republican Lose Because He’s Openly Gay?
May 23, 2014
Historical Examples of profiled
D'Artagnan distinctly saw the land of France profiled in black against the white clouds of night.The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
On the west, mountains again, profiled along the sky, and alternating with broad tables that stretch between their bases.The White Chief
He smiled; and the two unseen spies, staring at that profiled head, saw the joy that was in the smile.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
The silhouette is profiled in black, and if the operation be skillfully performed, the resemblance will be perfect.
Bregg's long muzzle and sloping skull were profiled against the lights.The Stars, My Brothers
- a vertical section of part of the earth's crust showing the layers of rock
- a representation of such a section
Word Origin for profile
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.
see keep a low profile.