Meaning of PROFILE in English
n. & v.
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.
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.
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. 2012