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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. The head or portrait represented in outline sidewise, or in a side view; the contour of the human face viewed from one of its sides; the contour or outline of any object or objects shown in section as if cut through perpendicularly from top to bottom.
  22. To draw with a side view.
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Quotes of profile

  1. As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly. – Julian Assange
  2. The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own. – W. H. Auden
  3. An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service. – Daniel J. Boorstin
  4. The first profile piece on myself came about after my Rabbi sent information to the Jewish Chronicle on what I was up to. The story was then picked up by one of the nationals and things grew from there. – Benjamin Cohen
  5. You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award, but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards, unfortunately. – Minnie Driver
  6. Somebody like me wouldn't have gone on to the Trisha show because I already had a public profile – Trisha Goddard
  7. During the election, I had three male opponents and we went into a runoff. The front runner for the men was a native of Dallas who had run at large before, but I had a higher profile than him from my community service. – Eddie Bernice Johnson
  8. While it was occasionally done here or there, nobody else had a figurehead like Walt doing it. Jack Warner wasn't on TV. Walt was the boss, but he had a real public profile and he used it to his advantage. And he became a household face. – Leonard Maltin
  9. I think protest and actions have to be organised against the Israelis and their backers. There needs to be a concerted high profile campaign to raise awareness of the people in this country. – Tom Paulin
  10. Over the years, I've been trying to build a relationship with an audience. I've tried to maintain as much of a low profile as I could so that those characters would emerge and their relationship with audiences would be protected. – Kevin Spacey
  11. Very narrow areas of expertise can be very productive. Develop your own profile Develop your own niche. – Leigh Steinberg
  12. On the other hand, we raised $25 million by going public. It's that money that we used to build this company, to build the circulation, to build a high profile and to hire staff that made Salon what it is today. – David Talbot
  13. They can argue whatever they want. The problem is, when you interview every passenger, during the interviews you are looking for- you profile you do profiling, to find the suspicious ones and put them out from the rest of the passengers. – Isaac Yeffet

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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