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PORTRAIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does portrait mean? 

PORTRAIT (noun)
  The noun PORTRAIT has 3 senses:

1. a painting of a person's face
2. a word picture of a person's appearance and character
3. any likeness of a person

  Familiarity information: PORTRAIT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORTRAIT (noun)


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Meaning:

A painting of a person's face

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

painting; picture (graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "portrait"):

self-portrait (a portrait of yourself created by yourself)


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Meaning:

A word picture of a person's appearance and character

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

portraiture; portrayal; portrait

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

characterisation; characterization; delineation; depiction; picture; word picture; word-painting (a graphic or vivid verbal description)


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Meaning:

Any likeness of a person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

portrait; portrayal

Context example:

the photographer made excellent portraits

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

likeness; semblance (picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "portrait"):

half-length (a portrait showing the body from only the waist up)


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