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pro·file / ˈprōˌfīl/ • n. 1. an outline of something, esp. a person's face, as seen from one side: the man turned and she caught his profile. ∎  a drawing or other representation of such an outline. ∎  a vertical cross section of a structure: skillfully made vessels with an S-shaped profile. ∎  Geog. an outline of part of the earth's surface, e.g., the course of a river, as seen in a vertical section. ∎  Theater a flat piece of scenery or stage property that has been cut so as to form an outline or silhouette of an object. ∎  a graphical or other representation of information relating to particular characteristics of something, recorded in quantified form: the blood profiles of cancer patients. ∎  a short article giving a description of a person or organization, esp. a public figure: a profile of a Texas tycoon. 2. [in sing.] the extent to which a person or organization attracts public notice or comment: raising the profile of women in industry. • v. [tr.] 1. describe (a person or organization, esp. a public figure) in a short article: he was to profile each candidate. 2. (usu. be profiled) represent in outline from one side: he was standing motionless, profiled on the far side of the swimming pool. ∎  (be profiled) have a specified shape or appearance in outline: a proud bird profiled like a phoenix. ∎  shape (something), esp. by means of a tool guided by a template: [as adj.] (profiled) profiled and plain tiles. PHRASES: in profile (in reference to someone's face) as seen from one side: a photograph of Leon in profile.DERIVATIVES: pro·fil·er n.

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Profile ★★½ 1954

A newsman gets an editorial job for a magazine called “Profile,” and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. Complications arise when the boss's wife puts the moves on him. As if that isn't trouble enough, he finds himself accused of embezzlement. Average entertainment with some notable performances and an interesting chase scene. 65m/B VHS . John Bentley, Kathleen Byron, Thea Gregory, Stuart Lindsell; D: Francis Searle.

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profile.
1. Contour or section of an architectural member, e.g. a cornice.

2. Outline of a building showing heights, projections, etc.

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profile A vertical section through all the constituent horizons of soil, from the surface to the relatively unaltered parent material.

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profile A vertical section through all the constituent horizons of soil, from the surface to the relatively unaltered parent material.

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profile XVII. — It. † profilo, now proffilo, f. † profilare draw in outline.