Definition of portrait adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtreɪt//
, BrE//ˈpɔːtrət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtrət//
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(computing) (of a page of a document) printed so that the top of the page is one of the shorter sides compare landscape Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French, past participle (used as a noun) of Old French portraire ‘portray’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: portrait