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 for Portrait
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Portrait \Por"trait\, n. [F., originally p. p. of portraire to
     portray. See Portray.]
     1. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved;
        commonly, a representation of the human face painted from
        real life.
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              In portraits, the grace, and, we may add, the
              likeness, consists more in the general air than in
              the exact similitude of every feature. --Sir J.
                                                    Reynolds.
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     Note: The meaning of the word is sometimes extended so as to
           include a photographic likeness.
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     2. Hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of
        a person; as, a portrait in words.
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     Portrait bust, or Portrait statue, a bust or statue
        representing the actual features or person of an
        individual; -- in distinction from an ideal bust or
        statue.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Portrait \Por"trait\, v. t.
     To portray; to draw. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  portrait
      n 1: a word picture of a person's appearance and character [syn:
           portrayal, portraiture, portrait]
      2: any likeness of a person, in any medium; "the photographer
         made excellent portraits" [syn: portrait, portrayal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  117 Moby Thesaurus words for "portrait":
     Telephoto, Wirephoto, account, aerial photograph,
     black-and-white photograph, cameo, candid photograph, catalog,
     cataloging, certified copy, character, character sketch,
     characterization, cheesecake, chronophotograph, color photograph,
     color print, companion, copy, counterfeit, dead ringer,
     delineation, depiction, description, details, diapositive, dossier,
     double, duplicate, ectype, effigy, evocation, exact likeness,
     fair copy, faithful copy, fake, fellow, file, forgery,
     graphic account, head, heliochrome, heliograph, icon, idol, image,
     imagery, imitation, impression, itemization, likeness, limning,
     living image, living picture, match, mate, miniature, mirroring,
     model, montage, mug, mug shot, particularization, pasticcio,
     pastiche, phony, photo, photobiography, photochronograph,
     photograph, photomap, photomicrograph, photomontage, photomural,
     picture, picturization, pinup, portraiture, portrayal, profile,
     record, reflection, rendering, rendition, representation,
     resemblance, ringer, rubbing, semblance, shadow, shot, silhouette,
     similitude, simulacrum, sketch, slide, snap, snapshot,
     specification, spit, spit and image, spitting image, still,
     still photograph, story, study, telephotograph, thumbnail sketch,
     trace, tracing, transparency, twin, very image, very picture,
     vignette, vivid description, word painting
  
  

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