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Definitions of profile

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

  1. 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
  2. Her eyes were following the progress down the hall of a woman, and her profile was toward him. – The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
  3. K. had placed his chair so that his profile was turned toward her. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. His profile was turned to them. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. The officer still stood facing the President, the girl staring at his profile. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  11. She yet sat half turned in her seat so that her clear profile was before his eyes. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  12. 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
  13. His profile alone showed clear- cut and distinct against the gloom in the corner behind. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  14. The girl was studying his profile. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  15. Low profile- the car and the trip. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  16. 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
  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. 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
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