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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art or practice of making portraits.
  • n. A portrait.
  • n. Portraits considered as a group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the art of painting or photographing portraits
  • n. a portrait (or portraits considered as a group)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model.
  • n. Pictures, collectively; painting.
  • n. The art or practice of making portraits.
  • transitive v. To represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A representation or picture; a painted resemblance; a likeness or portrait.
  • n. Likenesses or portraits collectively.
  • n. The art of making portraits; the art or practice of portraying or depicting, whether in pictures or in words; the art of the portraitist.
  • To paint; portray.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the activity of making portraits
  • n. a word picture of a person's appearance and character

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