portraiture

  • 1 portraiture — ⇒PORTRAITURE, subst. fém. Vx, littér. A. ARTS PLAST. Action de portraire; résultat de cette action, portrait. Portraitures d amis, de parents. Toutes les fois que je vais pisser, je contemple au dessus de ma table de nuit ta truculente… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Portraiture — Por trai*ture (?; 135), n. [F. portraiture.] 1. A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model. [1913 Webster] For, by the image of my cause, I see The portraiture of his. Shak. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 portraiture — mid 14c., from O.Fr. portraiture (12c.), from portrait (see PORTRAIT (Cf. portrait)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 portraiture — Portraiture. s. Portrait. Il est vieux. On dit, En termes de Peinture, Livre de portraiture, pour dire, Livre qui enseigne à dessiner toutes les parties du corps humain …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Portraiture — Por trai*ture, v. t. To represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray. [R.] Shaftesbury. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 portraiture — index representation (statement) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 portraiture — [pôr′tri chər] n. [ME purtreiture < MFr: see PORTRAY] 1. the process, practice, or art of portraying 2. a portrait 3. portraits collectively …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 portraiture — (por trè tu r ) s. f. 1°   Terme vieilli. Portrait. •   De cette propre main j ai fait ma portraiture, TH. CORN. D. Bertr. de Cigarral, IV, 1. 2°   Terme de peinture. Livre de portraiture, livre enseignant à dessiner toutes les parties du corps… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9 PORTRAITURE — s. f. Portrait. Il est vieux.  En termes de Peinture, Livre de portraiture, Livre qui enseigne à dessiner toutes les parties du corps humain …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 10 PORTRAITURE — n. f. Portrait. Il est vieux. En termes de Peinture, Livre de portraiture, Livre qui enseigne à dessiner toutes les parties du corps humain …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 11 portraiture — [[t]pɔ͟ː(r)trɪtʃə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Portraiture is the art of painting or drawing portraits. [FORMAL] …

    English dictionary

  • 12 portraiture — /ˈpɔtrətʃə/ (say pawtruhchuh) noun 1. the art of portraying. 2. a pictorial representation; a portrait. 3. a verbal picture. {Middle English purtreyture, from Old French portraiture, from portrait portrait} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 portraiture — portrait ► NOUN 1) an artistic representation of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders. 2) a written or filmed description. 3) a format of printed matter which is higher than it is wide. Compare with LANDSCAPE(Cf …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 portraiture — noun Date: 14th century 1. the making of portraits ; portrayal 2. portrait …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 portraiture — /pawr tri cheuhr, pohr /, n. 1. the art or an instance of making portraits. 2. a pictorial representation; portrait. 3. a verbal picture. [1325 75; ME < MF; see PORTRAIT, URE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 portraiture — noun a) the art of painting or photographing portraits b) a portrait (or portraits considered as a group) …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 portraiture — Synonyms and related words: acrylic painting, alphabet, art, blueprint, cameo, catalog, cataloging, character, character sketch, charactering, characterization, chart, choreography, coloring, conventional representation, dance notation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 portraiture — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. representation, portrait, painting; see art 3 , picture 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 portraiture — por|trai|ture [ˈpo:trıtʃə US ˈpo:rtrıtʃər] n [U] formal the art of painting or drawing pictures of people …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 portraiture — por|trai|ture [ pɔrtrə,tʃur ] noun uncount FORMAL the art of making portraits of people …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English