Adjective "profile" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An outline of something, especially a person's face, as seen from one side.
  1. 'The guy turned slightly and Rika managed to catch his side profile.'
  2. 'It turns heads with its front, side and rear profiles.'
  3. 'I have been told that my side profile is less rotund.'
  4. 'Lynn was wearing too much makeup, like always, and her side profile made her nose look like it protruded too far out from the rest of her face.'
  5. 'I was speechless as I stared at the side profile of his face.'
  6. 'skilfully made vessels with an S-shaped profile'
  7. 'The profile is the cross-section of a wheel (looking head on).'
  8. 'It is likely that because of reflectance from the chamber walls the vertical profile of PPFD is altered, especially during episodes of direct sunshine.'
  9. 'The front contrasts with the vertical profile of the rear and its wide wings highlighted by elongated, horizontal lamps.'
  10. 'This assumption is reasonable because the maximum likelihood estimates of early Cretaceous and Neogene palaeogeothermal profiles are both similar to the present-day gradient.'
  11. 'The URSEIS seismic profile images the 2D crustal profile from the surface outcrop of the Dzhabyk batholith to the upper mantle.'
  12. 'The river profile and the integrity of the stream channel are not besmirched by watering stock, gravel mining or indiscriminate recreational use.'
  13. 'Figure 5 compares observed topographic profiles of the plateau surface of north Oxfordshire to the predictions of the unloading model.'
A short article giving a description of a person or organization.
  1. 'The Guardian also has a short profile, with some links to other articles…'
  2. 'His most recent feature article was a profile of Elaine Pagels in the November 2004 issue.'
  3. 'I was reading this Guardian article on customer profiles of supermarket shoppers, and it got me thinking about my own habits.'
  4. 'There'll be at least an extra column every Thursday on our website, where track descriptions, driver profiles and results also will be found.'
  5. 'He wrote a short profile on each member of the panel that was on board the plane that evening.'
  6. 'he posted the pictures on his Facebook profile'
  7. 'After installation, it will find your user profile, so that all your stored mail and addresses should appear automatically.'
  8. 'On fansites you often have a user profile where readers can see what job you do, what age you are, etc.'
  9. 'This is where you can look at your profile, including address and other contact information, change your preferences, look at your purchase history, funds into your account, and manage any labels or artists you may have listed.'
  10. 'Ever since we set up the Londonist personals service we've been keeping a close eye on the portraits people have been uploading to their profiles.'
The extent to which a person or organization attracts public notice.
  1. 'The charity aims to highlight excellence and encourage best practice in teaching by raising the profile and public perception of the teaching profession.'
  2. 'They have raised the profile of public transport across a whole range of agencies.'
  3. 'In a speech this evening, Mr Blunkett was revealing that he and Attorney General Lord Goldsmith had been looking at ways of raising the profile of local senior public prosecutors.'
  4. 'The main result of all this will be to raise the public profile of blogging, which is all to the good.'
  5. 'The Teaching Awards Trust's mission is to highlight excellence and encourage best practice in teaching, and in doing so, to raise the profile and public perception of the teaching profession.'
A graphical or other representation of information relating to particular characteristics of something, recorded in quantified form.
  1. 'However, the profiles of the posterior probability distributions were proximate.'
  2. 'The profile also records the patient's and family's intelligence, emotional balance and support.'
  3. 'The whole set of experimental reflectivity profiles recorded at different times is reported in Fig.5.'
  4. 'This information was compiled with the quantitative data into profiles or briefing papers and used to convene cluster forums.'
  5. 'The formation of the proper duplex and triplex were ensured by their characteristic melting profiles and CD spectra.'
  6. 'they had been using personal details to build customer profiles'
  7. 'An analysis of the behavioral questions on the survey provided a behavioral profile of the college women participants.'
  8. 'What type of information do, or should, profiles contain?'
  9. 'This profile represents only a small segment of the people I've met in the field.'


Describe (a person or organization) in a short article.
  1. 'I intend to write an article profiling Chris Raab, co-star of the MTV reality show Jackass and most recently Viva La Bam.'
  2. 'Following in the footsteps of bloggers much bigger and better than myself, I am profiled in today's edition of Norm's weekly foray into the minds of men.'
  3. 'We started profiling him here on ‘America's Most Wanted.’'
  4. 'A sharp female journalist has profiled him as a misanthropic failure, not a truth-seeker but a preacher, his life shaped by a rivalry with God that has destroyed his family and friendships.'
  5. 'He was profiled in Los Angeles Magazine a couple of years ago in an article entitled ‘Is this the Most Hated Man in Hollywood?’'
Represent in outline from one side.
  1. 'a proud bird profiled like a phoenix'
  2. 'It undergoes extrusion and is then transformed into flat or profiled (patterned strips) products.'
  3. 'The flat sections are of profiled sheet metal decks, with some form of insulating board overlay and built up felt covering.'
  4. 'This elegant edgy little piece of the interchange jigsaw has a glass roof supported by a pyramidal steel structure and profiled concrete columns.'

More definitions

1. the outline or contour of the human face, especially the face viewed from one side.

2. a picture or representation of the side view of a head.

3. an outlined view, as of a city or mountain.

4. an outline of an object, as a molding, formed on a vertical plane passed through the object at right angles to one of its principal horizontal dimensions.

5. a drawing or the like representing this.

6. Surveying. a vertical section of the ground surface taken parallel to a survey line.Comp

More examples(as adjective)

"views can be profile."


Mid 17th century: from obsolete Italian profilo, from the verb profilare, from pro- ‘forth’ + filare ‘to spin’, formerly ‘draw a line’ (from Latin filare, from filum ‘thread’).


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