portfolio Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “portfolio” in the English Dictionary

"portfolio" in British English

See all translations

portfolionoun [C]

uk   /ˌpɔːtˈfəʊ.li.əʊ/  us   /ˌpɔːrtˈfoʊ.li.oʊ/ (plural portfolios)

portfolio noun [C] (CASE)

a ​large, ​thincase used for ​carryingdrawings, ​documents, etc. a ​collection of ​drawings, ​documents, etc. that ​represent a person's, ​especially an artist's, ​work: She's ​trying to ​build up a portfolio of ​work to show during ​jobinterviews.

portfolio noun [C] (FINANCIAL)

specialized finance & economics a ​collection of ​company shares and other investments that are ​owned by a ​particularperson or ​organization

portfolio noun [C] (JOB)

UK specialized politics a ​particularjob or ​area of ​responsibility of a ​member of a ​government: The ​primeministeroffered her the ​foreignaffairs portfolio.without portfolio UK specialized In ​Britain, a minister without portfolio is an ​importantgovernmentofficial who is not in ​charge of a ​particulardepartment, but who still ​takespart in the ​decisions of the ​government.
(Definition of portfolio from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"portfolio" in American English

See all translations

portfolionoun [C]

 us   /pɔrtˈfoʊ·liˌoʊ, poʊrt-/ (plural portfolios)

portfolio noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a ​large, ​flatcontainer used for ​carryinglargedrawings, ​documents, or other ​papers art A portfolio is also a ​collection of ​drawings, ​designs, or other ​papers that ​represent a person’s ​work.

portfolio noun [C] (INVESTMENTS)

a ​collection of investments that are ​owned by a ​particularperson or ​organization: a ​stock portfolio
(Definition of portfolio from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"portfolio" in Business English

See all translations

portfolionoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌpɔːtˈfəʊliəʊ/ (plural portfolios)
FINANCE a ​collection of different ​investments that are ​owned by a particular ​person or ​organization: an investment portfolio a property portfolio have/hold a portfolio These ​funds are less ​risky because you ​hold a portfolio ​selected and ​monitored by a ​specialistmanager. build (up) a portfolio You could ​build up a portfolio ​including UK ​funds.a balanced/diversified portfolio It's a ​diversified portfolio, which will ​lower the ​risk.a global/international portfolio These ​funds are impossible to ignore if you want a broad ​international portfolio.a bond/stock/share portfolio These ​shares should ​amount to no more than 10 or 20% of a ​stock portfolio.
COMMERCE, FINANCE the ​range of ​products or ​services that a ​companyoffers, or the ​businesses that someone ​owns: Customer ​reaction to our product portfolio has been extremely ​positive. The ​hotel group's brand portfolioincludes about 15 ​complementarybrands, from ​luxury to ​budgethotels.strong/broad portfolio We will continue to have a ​strong portfolio of ​businesses with an ​annualturnover of ​approximately £1.65bn. build up/expand a portfolio He and ​associates want to ​build up a portfolio of money-making ​websites.
GOVERNMENT the particular ​job or ​area of ​responsibility that a ​member of a ​government has : One of the most significant ​changes is in the trade portfolio.
(Definition of portfolio from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of portfolio?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More