Meaning of “portrait” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈpɔːtrɪt/

B2 [ C ] a painting, drawing, or photograph of someone:

a portrait of the princess
a portrait gallery/painter
a portrait of sb/sth

a film or book that describes someone or something in detail:

His latest film is a portrait of life in the 1920s.
→ See also self-portrait

(Definition of “portrait” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)