Portrait bust
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The meaning of the word is sometimes extended so as to include a photographic likeness. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, any graphic or vivid delineation or description of a person; as, a portrait in words. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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