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English noun: profile

1. profile (communication) an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics

SamplesA biochemical profile of blood.
A psychological profile of serial killers.

Broader (hypernym)chart

Narrower (hyponym)population profile

2. profile (location) an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)

Broader (hypernym)side view

3. profile (communication) biographical sketch

Broader (hypernym)biography, life, life history, life story

4. profile (state) degree of exposure to public notice

SamplesThat candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election.


Broader (hypernym)salience, saliency, strikingness

Narrower (hyponym)low profile

5. profile (location) a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers

Broader (hypernym)cross section

Narrower (hyponym)soil profile

Part holonymhorizon, soil horizon

English verb: profile

1. profile (creation) write about

SamplesThe author of this article profiles a famous painter.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write

Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

2. profile (creation) represent in profile, by drawing or painting

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent

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