from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A likeness of a person, especially one showing the face, that is created by a painter or photographer, for example.
- n. A verbal picture or description, especially of a person.
- adj. Of or relating to the orientation of a page such that the longer side runs from top to bottom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A painting or other picture of a person, especially the head and shoulders.
- n. An accurate depiction of a mood.
- n. a print mode or selection specifying the rectangle to be printed on having the vertical sides longer than the horizontal sides.
- v. To portray; to draw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life.
- n. Hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of a person.
- transitive v. To portray; to draw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A drawing, representation, delineation, or picture of a person or a thing; specifically, a picture of a person, drawn from life; especially, a picture or representation of the face; a likeness, whether executed in oil or water-color, in crayon, on steel, by photography, in marble, etc., but particularly in oil: as, a painter of portraits.
- n. A vivid description or delineation in words.
- To portray; draw.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a word picture of a person's appearance and character
- n. any likeness of a person, in any medium
Vallombrosa, which the said monk afterwards placed in an arbour covered with vines, regardless of the injuries of wind and rain -- Andrea, having some colours still left on his palette, took up a tile and called his wife to sit for her portrait, that all might see how well she had kept her good looks from her youth; but Lucrezia not being inclined to sit, he got a mirror and painted _his own portrait_ on the tile instead.
Several are quite good, but the ultra-serious Nagin portrait is unintentionally hilarious.
Droeshout's brass engraving is the title portrait on the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, the First Folio published in 1623, seven years after the playwright's death.
So our portrait is the primary version of one of the greatest portraits of Shakespeare. posted by Deron Bauman in art, history, international, literature | * | 1 comment comments six more for the folio?
If it isn't properly exposed or focused or if the portrait is actually about where it was made without including the environment, the image is a failure.
The subject of the portrait is the installation artist Janet Laurence.
A single Sontag portrait is the kiss of death in any matchup of personality or charisma.
One of the first things we notice in glancing at the portrait is the peculiar angle at which the
However, convincing someone to do some action and claiming it's a "portrait" is absolutely forbidden.
The main flaw in Ambassador Campbell's somber portrait is that he reduces Nigeria to two monolithic, antagonistic and inexorably colliding blocs, one Northern, the other Southern.