portrait

  • 1 PORTRAIT — Autrefois, le mot « portrait » évoquait une personne – homme, femme ou enfant –, figée dans une pose qu’il avait fallu « tenir » devant un artiste prenant des croquis dont ensuite il faisait soit une peinture, soit une sculpture ou une gravure… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 portrait — portrait, aite 1. (por trè, trè t ) part. passé de portraire. •   Mais je reviens à vous, en qui je vois portraits De ses perfections les plus aimables traits, CORN. Veuve, V, 7. portrait 2. (por trè ; le t ne se prononce pas et ne se lie pas ;… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 Portrait — Por trait, n. [F., originally p. p. of portraire to portray. See {Portray}.] 1. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life. [1913 Webster] In portraits, the grace,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 portrait — UK US /ˈpɔːtreɪt/ adjective IT ► used to describe a computer document that is to be printed with the shorter side of the paper at the top and bottom: »The design was intended to be distributed in printed form, so the pages are laid out for… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 portrait — late 14c. (in portreyture), from M.Fr. portrait, from O.Fr. portret (13c.), noun use of pp. of portraire to paint, depict (see PORTRAY (Cf. portray)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Portrait — Por trait, v. t. To portray; to draw. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Portrait — (fr., spr. Porträh), Abbildung eines wirklich lebenden Menschen, sowohl in plastischen Werken (Portraitstatuen, Portraitbüsten), als in Gemälden. Daher Portraitiren, ein P. zeichnen od. malen. Ein Maler, welcher P s zum Hauptgegenstand seiner… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 portrait — photograph, *image, effigy, statue, icon, mask …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 portrait — [n] drawn representation; description account, characterization, depiction, figure, image, likeness, model, painting, photograph, picture, portraiture, portrayal, profile, silhouette, simulacrum, sketch, snapshot, spitting image*, vignette;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 portrait — ► NOUN 1) an artistic representation of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders. 2) a written or filmed description. 3) a format of printed matter which is higher than it is wide. Compare with LANDSCAPE(Cf.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 portrait — [pôr′trit, pôr′trāt΄] n. [MFr, pp. of portraire: see PORTRAY] 1. Obs. a drawn, painted, or carved picture of something 2. a representation of a person, esp. of the face, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculptured 3. a description or dramatic… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Portrait — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Portrait (homonymie). Un portrait est une œuvre picturale, sculpturale, photographique, ou littéraire représentant une personne réelle ou fictive, d un point de vue physique ou psychologique. Les portraits ont… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 13 PORTRAIT — s. m. Image, ressemblance d une personne, faite avec le pinceau, le burin, le crayon, le ciseau, etc. Beau portrait. Portrait au naturel. Portrait en grand, en petit. Faire un portrait. Portrait à l huile. Portrait en pastel, au pastel. Portrait… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 PORTRAIT — n. m. Image, représentation d’une personne, faite avec le pinceau, le crayon, le burin, etc. Portrait à l’huile. Portrait au pastel. Portrait en miniature. Portrait en émail. Peintre de portrait, de portraits. Le portrait de votre père est très… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 Portrait — A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 portrait — I. Portrait, [portr]aite. part. II. Portrait. s. m. v. Image, ressemblance d une personne, par le moyen du pinceau, du burin, du crayon, &c. Beau portrait. portrait au naturel. portrait en grand, en petit. faire un portrait. portrait ressemblant …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 17 portrait — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 a painting or photograph ADJECTIVE ▪ full length, half length ▪ oil, pastel, etc. ▪ photographic ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 portrait — por|trait1 [ˈpo:trıt US ˈpo:r ] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: portraire; PORTRAY] 1.) a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person ▪ a family portrait portrait of ▪ the artist s portrait of his mother ▪ She s been commissioned to paint… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 portrait — n. 1) to make, paint a portrait 2) to commission a portrait 3) a family; full length; group portrait 4) (misc.) to pose for, sit for one s portrait * * * [ pɔːtrɪt] full length group portrait paint a portrait sit for one s portrait (misc.) to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 portrait — 01. Artists often paint [portraits] of the rich and famous. 02. Rita Rudner once joked, I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor s office was full of [portraits] by Picasso. 03. Artists who paint people s [portraits]… …

    Grammatical examples in English


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