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PROFILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does profile mean? 

PROFILE (noun)
  The noun PROFILE has 5 senses:

1. an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics
2. a side view representation of an object (especially a human face)
3. biographical sketch
4. degree of exposure to public notice
5. a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers

  Familiarity information: PROFILE used as a noun is common.


PROFILE (verb)
  The verb PROFILE has 2 senses:

1. write about
2. represent in profile, by drawing or painting

  Familiarity information: PROFILE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROFILE (noun)


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Meaning:

An analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context examples:

a biochemical profile of blood / a psychological profile of serial killers

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

chart (a visual display of information)

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

population profile (a chart showing the number of people as a function of their ages)


Sense 2profile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A side view representation of an object (especially a human face)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

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

side view (a view from the side of something)


Sense 3profile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Biographical sketch

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

biography; life; life history; life story (an account of the series of events making up a person's life)


Sense 4profile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Degree of exposure to public notice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

visibility; profile

Context example:

that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election

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

salience; saliency; strikingness (the state of being salient)

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

low profile (a state of low visibility in which public notice is avoided)


Sense 5profile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

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

cross section (a section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis)

Meronyms (parts of "profile"):

horizon (a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land)

soil horizon (a layer in a soil profile)

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

soil profile (a vertical section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock)


PROFILE (verb)


Sense 1profile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write about

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The author of this article profiles a famous painter

Hypernyms (to "profile" is one way to...):

compose; indite; pen; write (produce a literary work)

Domain category:

authorship; composition; penning; writing (the act of creating written works)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2profile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Represent in profile, by drawing or painting

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "profile" is one way to...):

interpret; represent (create an image or likeness of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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