Meaning of PROFILE in English

PROFILE

n. & v.

n. 1 a an outline (esp. of a human face) as seen from one side. b a representation of this. 2 a short biographical or character sketch. 3 Statistics a representation by a graph or chart of information (esp. on certain characteristics) recorded in a quantified form. 4 a characteristic personal manner or attitude. 5 a vertical cross-section of a structure. 6 a flat outline piece of scenery on stage.

v.tr. 1 represent in profile. 2 give a profile to. in profile as seen from one side. keep a low profile remain inconspicuous. profiler n. profilist n.

[ obs. It. profilo, profilare (as PRO-(1), filare spin f. L filare f. filum thread) ]

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