- n. 侧面；轮廓；外形；剖面；简况
- vt. 描…的轮廓；扼要描述
- vi. 给出轮廓
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- profile:  The -file of profile is etymologically a ‘thread’. The word comes from early modern Italian profilo, a derivative of profilare ‘draw in outline’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix pro- ‘forward’ and filare, which used to mean ‘draw a line’; and this in turn went back to Latin filāre ‘spin’, a derivative of filum ‘thread’ (from which English gets file for storing things in).
- profile (n.)
- 1650s, "a drawing of the outline of anything," from older Italian profilo "a drawing in outline," from profilare "to draw in outline," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + filare "draw out, spin," from Late Latin filare "to spin, draw out a line," from filum "thread" (see file (v.1)). Meaning "a side view" is from 1660s. Meaning "biographical sketch, character study" is from 1734.
- profile (v.)
- 1715, "to represent in profile," from profile (n.) or Italian profilare. Meaning "to summarize a person in writing" is from 1948. Related: Profiled; profiling.
- 1. The police deliberately kept a low profile in most places.
- 2. Tony has now been thrust into the limelight, with a high-profile job.
- 3. This picture shows the girl in profile.
- 4. Football is a high profile business.
- 5. Commercialisation has given many sports a higher profile.
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