Meaning of PROFILE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ proʊfaɪl ]

( profiles, profiling, profiled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Your profile is the outline of your face as it is seen when someone is looking at you from the side.

His handsome profile was turned away from us.



If you see someone in profile , you see them from the side.

This picture shows the girl in profile.



A profile of someone is a short article or programme in which their life and character are described.

A newspaper published profiles of the candidates’ wives.

N-COUNT : with supp , usu N of n


To profile someone means to give an account of that person’s life and character. ( JOURNALISM )

Tamar Golan, a Paris-based journalist, profiles the rebel leader.

VERB : V n


If someone has a high profile , people notice them and what they do. If you keep a low profile , you avoid doing things that will make people notice you.

...a move that would give Egypt a much higher profile in the upcoming peace talks...

PHRASE : PHR after v

see also high-profile

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