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

  • n. The act or process of depicting or portraying.
  • n. A representation or description.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of portraying.
  • n. The result of portraying; a representation, description, or portrait.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of portraying; description; delineation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of portraying; delineation; representation.

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

  • n. a word picture of a person's appearance and character
  • n. a representation by picture or portraiture
  • n. representation by drawing or painting etc
  • n. any likeness of a person, in any medium
  • n. acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture


portray +‎ -al. (Wiktionary)



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