[pawr-trey, pohr-] /pɔrˈtreɪ, poʊr-/
verb (used with object)
to make a likeness of by drawing, painting, carving, or the like.
to depict in words; describe graphically.
to represent dramatically, as on the stage:
He portrayed Napoleon in the play.
to represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, etc; make a portrait of
to make a verbal picture of; depict in words
to play the part of (a character) in a play or film
mid-13c., “to draw, paint” (something), from Anglo-French purtraire, Old French portraire “to draw, to paint, portray” (12c.), literally “trace, draw forth,” from por- “forth” (from Latin pro-; see pro-) + traire “trace, draw,” from Latin trahere “to drag, draw” (see tract (n.1)). Meaning “depict in words, describe” is from late 14c. Related: Portrayed; portraying.
[pawr-tris, pohr-] /ˈpɔr trɪs, ˈpoʊr-/ noun 1. a woman who has charge of a door or gate; a female doorkeeper. /ˈpɔːtrɪs/ noun 1. a female porter, esp a doorkeeper
noun 1. a village in S South Carolina, on Port Royal island: colonized by French Huguenots 1562. 2. a historic town on SE Jamaica at the entrance to Kingston harbor: a former capital of Jamaica. 3. former name of . noun 1. a fortified town in SE Jamaica, at the entrance to Kingston harbour: capital […]
noun 1. an evasive action at a port of entry in which a person drives through a vehicle-stopping point.
[sah-eed] /sɑˈid/ noun 1. a seaport in NE Egypt at the Mediterranean end of the Suez Canal. /ˈsɑːiːd; saɪd/ noun 1. a port in NE Egypt, at the N end of the Suez Canal: founded in 1859 when the Suez Canal was begun; became the largest coaling station in the world and later an oil-bunkering […]
[pawr-suh-loo, pohr-; French pawr-sa-ly] /ˌpɔr səˈlu, ˌpoʊr-; French pɔr saˈlü/ noun 1. a yellow, whole-milk cheese, especially that made at the monastery of Port du Salut near the town of Laval, France. /ˈpɔː səˈluː; French pɔrsaly/ noun 1. a mild semihard whole-milk cheese of a round flat shape Also called Port du Salut