[p_ˈɔː_t_ɹ_eɪ_t], [pˈɔːtɹe͡ɪt], [pˈɔːtɹe‍ɪt]

Definitions of portrait:

  1.   A picture of a person or face drawn from life; a likeness, especially one from life.
  2.   Graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. ( From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II, p540, 1995)
  3.   any likeness of a person; " the photographer made excellent portraits"
  4.   The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life.
  5.   To portray; to draw.
  6.   A likeness of an individual.
  7.   The likeness of a person: description in words.
  8.   The representation of a person's face, with a part or the whole of the body, in water or oil colours, or traced with a pencil or crayon, and taken from the life; any vivid representation in words, as of a person.
  9.   A likeness; picture from life.
  10.   A picture or representation of a person, especially of a face drawn from life; a vivid graphic description. See Portray.
  11.   a word picture of a person's appearance and character
  12.   Hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of a person; as, a portrait in words.
  13.   a painting of a person's face

Quotes for portrait:

  1. The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective. – Berenice Abbott
  2. Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make an idealized portrait of her. I'm fascinated more by her defects- they are funnier than her other qualities. – Pedro Almodovar
  3. I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense; I doodle, I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down and do an accurate portrait of anyone. – Rene Auberjonois
  4. Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus. – John Clayton
  5. I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in exploring notions of how one partner supports the other, whilst not jeopardizing the greater good- which is the family. – Rachel Griffiths
  6. When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy. – William Morris Hughes
  7. I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you. – Frida Kahlo
  8. I wanted to become a cartoon artist, a portrait artist, and an illustrator. This was my first idea. – Karl Lagerfeld
  9. In a portrait you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what's going on, but it's representative. – Annie Leibovitz
  10. We know evolution happened because innumerable bits of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage. – Michael Shermer
  11. It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it's a completely random process. – Meryl Streep
  13. It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait – James Whistler

Usage examples for portrait:

  1. Yes; the portrait of a type. ” – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  2. “ I think I know where there is a portrait of him. ” – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  3. “ I did his portrait so to speak, with his back to the reader, letting the reader see what he saw. ” – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  4. Now he only nodded, and still looked at the portrait – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  5. “ I let Father see your present, and told him how pleased you were with his portrait – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  6. It's a portrait of my sister." ” – The House by the Lock by C. N. Williamson
  7. Here, too, the only thing that struck me was a portrait – My New Home by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  8. “ I have no portrait of him. ” – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  9. “ I fancy that she is painting a portrait of the poor young man who is dead. ” – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  10. All the same, it is strange about the portrait – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  11. “ Lawrence Newt was standing near the window in the library, looking up at the portrait that hung there, and deep into the soft, dark eyes. ” – Trumps by George William Curtis
  12. “ " Ah, you do not feel much respect for your walking portrait exclaimed the emperor, smiling. ” – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  13. Why was the portrait of his mother beneath the roof of Millbank? ” – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  14. The portrait is almost finished, is it not? ” – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  15. From pure kindness Lady Charteris wished Ronald to paint her daughter's portrait it was to be a large picture they could take back to Greenoke. ” – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  16. Night and morning Eugenie opened the dressing- case and gazed at the portrait of her aunt. ” – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  17. It was a family portrait – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  18. And often the set of plates would bear no trace of any portrait save mine. ” – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  19. The girl turned her head with a bright smile, and Madame Bernard started in surprise when she saw the portrait – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  20. “ I was going to paint another portrait of him for his home, but we never hit off times when we were both free. ” – An Onlooker in France 1917-1919 by William Orpen

Rhymes for portrait:

  • self-portrait;

Idioms for portrait:

  • sit for portrait
  • sit for one's portrait