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portfolio
  • n  a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather
    he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio
  • n  a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
    the artist had put together a portfolio of his work
    every actor has a portfolio of photographs
  • n  a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
    they were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio
  • n  the role of the head of a government department
    he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs
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porthole
  • n  a window in a ship or airplane
  • n  an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
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portia tree
  • n  pantropical tree of usually seacoasts sometimes cultivated as an ornamental for its rounded heart-shaped leaves and showy yellow and purple flowers; yields valuable pink to dark red close-grained wood and oil from its seeds
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portico
  • n  a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area
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portion
  • n  something determined in relation to something that includes it
    I read a portion of the manuscript
  • n  something less than the whole of a human artifact
  • n  the allotment of some amount by dividing something
  • n  assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
  • n  your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    success that was her portion
  • n  money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
  • n  an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
    his portion was larger than hers
  • v  give out
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portland
  • n  freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains
  • n  largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state
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portland cement
  • n  a cement that hardens under water; made by heating limestone and clay in a kiln and pulverizing the result
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portmanteau
  • n  a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
    `motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'
    `brunch' is a well-known portmanteau
  • n  a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
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portmanteau word
  • n  a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
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porto
  • n  port city in northwest Portugal; noted for port wine
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porto novo
  • n  the capital of Benin in southwestern part of country on a coastal lagoon
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porto rico
  • n  a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
  • n  the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean
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portrait
  • n  a word picture of a person's appearance and character
  • n  any likeness of a person, in any medium
    the photographer made excellent portraits
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portrait lens
  • n  a compound camera lens with a relatively high aperture
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portraiture
  • n  a word picture of a person's appearance and character
  • n  the activity of making portraits
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portrayal
  • n  a word picture of a person's appearance and character
  • n  acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
  • n  a representation by picture or portraiture
  • n  any likeness of a person, in any medium
  • n  representation by drawing or painting etc
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