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.

in 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

profile of

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.