portrait

[p_ˈɔː_t_ɹ_eɪ_t], [pˈɔːtɹe͡ɪt], [pˈɔːtɹe‍ɪt]

Definitions of portrait:

  1.   The likeness of a person: description in words. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   A likeness; picture from life. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   A picture of a person or face drawn from life; a likeness, especially one from life. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   A picture or representation of a person, especially of a face drawn from life; a vivid graphic description. See Portray. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait – James Whistler

Usage examples for portrait:

  1. “ 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
  2. “ 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
  3. Here, too, the only thing that struck me was a portrait – My New Home by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  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. And often the set of plates would bear no trace of any portrait save mine. ” – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  6. It's a portrait of my sister." ” – The House by the Lock by C. N. Williamson
  7. 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
  8. “ " Ah, you do not feel much respect for your walking portrait exclaimed the emperor, smiling. ” – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  9. “ 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
  10. 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

Rhymes for portrait:

  • self-portrait;

Idioms for portrait:

  • sit for portrait
  • sit for one's portrait
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