Meaning of PROFILE in English
I. pro ‧ file 1 W3 /ˈprəʊfaɪl $ ˈproʊ-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Italian ; Origin: profilo , from profilare 'to draw the edge of something' , from filare 'to spin' ]
1 . HEAD a side view of someone’s head:
Dani has a lovely profile.
I only saw her face in profile.
2 . DESCRIPTION a short description that gives important details about a person, a group of people, or a place:
a job profile
a short profile of the actor
3 . high profile something that is high profile is noticed by many people or gets a lot of attention:
Jack runs a department with a high public profile.
The star has a high profile in Britain.
4 . keep a low profile to behave quietly and avoid doing things that will make people notice you
5 . raise sb’s profile if a person or an organization raises its profile, it gets more attention from the public:
an advertising campaign designed to raise the bank’s profile
6 . SHAPE an edge or a shape of something seen against a background:
the sharp profile of the western foothills against the sky
II. profile 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]
to write or give a short description of someone or something:
The new Chief Executive was profiled in yesterday’s newspaper.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012