Meaning of PROFILE in English


[pro.file] n [It profilo, fr. profilare to draw in outline, fr. pro- forward (fr. L) + filare to spin, fr. LL--more at file] (ca. 1656) 1: a representation of something in outline; esp: a human head or face represented or seen in a side view

2: an outline seen or represented in sharp relief: contour

3: a side or sectional elevation: as a: a drawing showing a vertical section of the ground b: a vertical section of a soil from the ground surface to the underlying unweathered material

4: a set of data often in graphic form portraying the significant features of something "a corporation's earnings ~"; esp: a graph representing the extent to which an individual exhibits traits or abilities as determined by tests or ratings

5: a concise biographical sketch

6: degree or level of public exposure "trying to keep a low ~" "a job with a high ~" syn see outline

[2]profile vt pro.filed ; (1715) 1: to represent in profile or by a profile: produce (as by drawing, writing, or graphing) a profile of

2: to shape the outline of by passing a cutter around -- n

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.