- portrait ► NOUN 1) an artistic representation of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders. 2) a written or filmed description. 3) a format of printed matter which is higher than it is wide. Compare with LANDSCAPE(Cf. ↑landscapist).DERIVATIVES portraitist noun portraiture noun.ORIGIN French, from Old French portraire 'portray' .
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Portraitist — Por trait*ist, n. A portrait painter. [R.] Hamerton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
portraitist — [pôr′tri tist] n. a person who makes portraits … English World dictionary
portraitist — [[t]pɔ͟ː(r)treɪtɪst[/t]] portraitists N COUNT A portraitist is an artist who paints or draws people s portraits. [FORMAL] … English dictionary
portraitist — noun Date: 1859 a maker of portraits … New Collegiate Dictionary
portraitist — /pawr tri tist, tray , pohr /, n. a person who makes portraits. [1865 70; PORTRAIT + IST] * * * … Universalium
portraitist — noun A painter or photographer who makes portraits … Wiktionary
portraitist — Synonyms and related words: aquarellist, colorist, historical painter, landscapist, luminarist, luminist, marine painter, miniaturist, monochromist, oil colorist, painter, pavement artist, polychromist, portrait painter, scene painter,… … Moby Thesaurus
portraitist — porÂ·traitÂ·ist || pÉ”rtrÉªtÉªst / pÉ”Ët n. one who paints or draws faces of individuals; one who photographs faces of individuals … English contemporary dictionary
portraitist — por·trait·ist … English syllables
portraitist — por•trait•ist [[t]ˈpɔr trɪ tɪst, treɪ , ˈpoʊr [/t]] n. a person who makes portraits … From formal English to slang