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PORTFOLIO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does portfolio mean? 

PORTFOLIO (noun)
  The noun PORTFOLIO has 4 senses:

1. a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather
2. a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
3. a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
4. the role of the head of a government department

  Familiarity information: PORTFOLIO used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORTFOLIO (noun)


Sense 1portfolio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio

Hypernyms ("portfolio" is a kind of...):

case (a portable container for carrying several objects)


Sense 2portfolio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

the artist had put together a portfolio of his work / every actor has a portfolio of photographs

Hypernyms ("portfolio" is a kind of...):

set (a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used)


Sense 3portfolio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

they were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio

Hypernyms ("portfolio" is a kind of...):

list; listing (a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics))


Sense 4portfolio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The role of the head of a government department

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs

Hypernyms ("portfolio" is a kind of...):

function; office; part; role (the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group)


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