Definition of Profile

1. Noun. An analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics. "A psychological profile of serial killers"

Generic synonyms: Chart
Specialized synonyms: Population Profile



2. Verb. Write about. "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"
Category relationships: Authorship, Composition, Penning, Writing
Generic synonyms: Compose, Indite, Pen, Write

3. Noun. An outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side).
Generic synonyms: Side View

4. Verb. Represent in profile, by drawing or painting.
Generic synonyms: Interpret, Represent

5. Noun. Biographical sketch.
Generic synonyms: Biography, Life, Life History, Life Story

6. Noun. Degree of exposure to public notice. "That candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election"
Exact synonyms: Visibility
Generic synonyms: Salience, Saliency, Strikingness
Specialized synonyms: Low Profile

7. Noun. A vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers.
Generic synonyms: Cross Section
Specialized synonyms: Soil Profile
Terms within: Horizon, Soil Horizon

Definition of Profile

1. n. An outline, or contour; as, the profile of an apple.

2. v. t. to draw the outline of; to draw in profile, as an architectural member.

Definition of Profile

1. Noun. the outermost shape, view, or edge of an object ¹

2. Noun. The shape, view, or shadow of a person's head from the side; a side view. ¹

3. Noun. A summary or collection of information, especially about a person ¹

4. Noun. a specific space or field in which users can provide various types of personal information in software or Internet systems ¹

5. Noun. reputation ¹

6. Noun. the amount by which something protrudes ¹

7. Noun. prominence; noticeability ¹

8. Noun. (archeology) A smoothed (e.g., troweled or brushed) vertical surface of an excavation showing evidence of at least one feature or diagnostic specimen; the graphic recording of such as by sketching, photographing, etc. ¹

9. Noun. character; totality of related characteristics; signature; status (especially in scientific, technical, or military uses) ¹

10. Verb. to create a summary or collection of information, especially about a person ¹

11. Verb. to act based on such a summary; especially, to act on a stereotype. See profiling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Profile

1. to draw an outline of [v -FILED, -FILING, -FILES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Profile

profferers
profferest
proffereth
proffering
proffers
proffre
profibrinolytic
profibrotic
proficiencies
proficiency
proficient
proficiently
proficients
proficuous
profilaggrin
profile (current term)
profiled
profiler
profilers
profiles
profilin
profiling
profilings
profilins
profilist
profilometer
profilometers
profilometric
profilometries
profilometry

Literary usage of Profile

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1. Shore Processes and Shoreline Development by Douglas Wilson Johnson (1919)
"We shall find, however, that the stages of shore profile development and the stages of ... A mature shoreline may have the shore profile of some of ..."

2. Shore Processes and Shoreline Development by Douglas Wilson Johnson (1919)
"We shall find, however, that the stages of shore profile development and the ... A mature shoreline may have the shore profile of some of its parts still in ..."

3. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Nature of profile Sections.—A profile section is a diagram showing the ... A profile section consists of four lines which completely inclose a space (Fig. ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"These compounds generally show the classical pH-rate profile for aspirin hydrolysis,4 with the anions more reactive than the acid forms. ..."

5. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1888)
"The work of Sharpless was exerted, as evidence goes, in profile. ... He executed a colored crayon profile of cabinet si'.e in 1796, using the pantograph to ..."

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