Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of portraying someone or something.
  • noun A representation or description.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of portraying; delineation; representation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

portray +‎ -al.

Examples

  • But even if the portrayal were as “dead-on” as The Times assures us it is, that portrayal is hardly neutral.

    Mad About Mad Men

  • That this portrayal is a damning one suggests either that Aue is (consciously or subconsciously) submitting himself for judgment or that his particular involvement in the Final Solution is to be taken at facevalue.

    Translated Texts

  • That this portrayal is a damning one suggests either that Aue is (consciously or subconsciously) submitting himself for judgment or that his particular involvement in the Final Solution is to be taken at facevalue.

    Furies

  • That this portrayal is a damning one suggests either that Aue is (consciously or subconsciously) submitting himself for judgment or that his particular involvement in the Final Solution is to be taken at facevalue.

    Point of View in Fiction

  • That this portrayal is a damning one suggests either that Aue is (consciously or subconsciously) submitting himself for judgment or that his particular involvement in the Final Solution is to be taken at facevalue.

    December 2009

  • But even if the portrayal were as “dead-on” as The Times assures us it is, that portrayal is hardly neutral.

    Mad About Mad Men

  • But even if the portrayal were as “dead-on” as The Times assures us it is, that portrayal is hardly neutral.

    Mad About Mad Men

  • "If the portrayal is already generating Oscar talk, it's also better than such fatuous plaudits."

    GreenCine Daily: Cannes. A Mighty Heart.

  • One recent portrayal is of Paradise Falls, the favorite hiking spot of ours in Thousand Oaks, California.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • One recent portrayal is of Paradise Falls, the favorite hiking spot of ours in Thousand Oaks, California.

    Famous Monsters Modern Mages: Harry Walton

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