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Definitions of profile

  1. write about; " The author of this article profiles a famous painter"
  2. biographical sketch
  3. a graph representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics
  4. a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers
  5. a side view representation of an object ( especially a human face)
  6. represent in profile, by drawing or painting
  7. an analysis ( often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics; " a biochemical profile of blood"; " a psychological profile of serial killers"
  8. degree of exposure to public notice; " that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election"; " he prefers a low profile"
  9. An outline, or contour; as, the profile of an apple.
  10. A human head represented sidewise, or in a side view; the side face or half face.
  11. A section of any member, made at right angles with its main lines, showing the exact shape of moldings and the like.
  12. A drawing exhibiting a vertical section of the ground along a surveyed line, or graded work, as of a railway, showing elevations, depressions, grades, etc.
  13. to draw the outline of; to draw in profile, as an architectural member.
  14. To shape the outline of an object by passing a cutter around it.
  15. Outline or contour; a side view of a human head or face; a drawing in outline.
  16. An outline a head or portrait in a side- view: the side- face: the outline of any object without foreshortening.
  17. To draw in profile.
  18. A side- face; side- view; outline.
  19. An outline, as of a face seen from the side; side- view.
  20. A head or portrait represented in a side view; the contour or outline of a figure, building, & c., specially in vertical section.
  21. To draw with a side view.
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Usage examples for profile

  1. Thus it came about that Killigrew and Judy, a couple of hours later, coming to the plateau, found Georgie there, busy over a sketch of Ishmael in profile, with his head telling dark against the grey sunlit cliff wall, because Georgie said it was easier to paint dark against light. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  2. Dennis saw in the clear, vigorous profile the artist's thought, and congratulated himself that his teacher was a master in his profession. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  3. Some of them are rather vain about their legs, and stand profile- wise so that they can be admired. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  4. She yet sat half turned in her seat so that her clear profile was before his eyes. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  5. K. had placed his chair so that his profile was turned toward her. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  6. His profile alone showed clear- cut and distinct against the gloom in the corner behind. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  7. It startled her queerly, and as there was a glimpse of his profile she saw for the first time a resemblance to his father. – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  8. The artist could not long in this case be regarding the girl as part of a picture; his human relation to the owner of that lifted profile brought him back to wondering in what the quiet ecstasy it breathed could have its source. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  9. The young girl's face was so averted that only a beautiful profile was visible, but her form and attitude were grace itself. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  10. His profile was turned to them. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  11. In examining the hock for curb it is necessary to stand to the side and note the profile of the posterior border. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  12. Low profile- the car and the trip. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  13. And Betty, who had feared him ever since their encounter so many years ago, eyed his profile, without daring to ask questions. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  14. He handed Goethe the drawing, which proved to be a speaking profile- portrait of himself, dashed off with a few strokes full of genius. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  15. Her arm was through Chat's, her back toward us, her face in profile as she turned to talk- and she was talking briskly and in excited interest- to her companion. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  16. The girl was studying his profile. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  17. Now she turns her head a little, he perceives her profile; she is charming, it cannot be denied, and what pride and defiance! – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  18. Her eyes were following the progress down the hall of a woman, and her profile was toward him. – The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
  19. His face, deeply flushed a moment before, had gone deathly white; his profile, turned under the lamp toward his companions, showed deeply puckered brows over stony eyes, lips parted as if to utter a cry of horror. – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  20. The officer still stood facing the President, the girl staring at his profile. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
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