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.

Phrases and idioms:

in profile as seen from one side. keep a low profile remain inconspicuous.

Derivatives:

profiler n. profilist n.

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

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.