Portrait vs Landscape what difference

what is difference between Portrait and Landscape

English

Alternative forms

  • pourtraict (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle French portraict, pourtraict, nominal use of the past participle of portraire (portray), from Latin prōtrahō.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɔːtɹɪt/, (rare) IPA(key): /ˈpɔːtɹeɪt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɔɹtɹət/, (rare) IPA(key): /ˈpɔɹtɹeɪt/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊɹtɹət/, (rare) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊɹtɹeɪt/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /ˈpoətɹɪt/, (rare) IPA(key): /ˈpoətɹeɪt/

Noun

portrait (countable and uncountable, plural portraits)

  1. (countable) A painting or other picture of a person, especially the head and shoulders.
    • a. 1792, Joshua Reynolds, Discourses on Painting and the Fine Arts
      In portraits, the grace, and, we may add, the likeness, consists more in the general air than in the exact similitude of every feature.
  2. (countable, figuratively) An accurate depiction of a person, a mood, etc.
  3. (computing, printing) A print orientation where the vertical sides are longer than the horizontal sides.

Antonyms

  • (print mode or selection): landscape
  • (print mode or selection): profile

Related terms

  • portray

Translations

Verb

portrait (third-person singular simple present portraits, present participle portraiting, simple past and past participle portraited)

  1. (obsolete) To portray; to draw.

Adjective

portrait (not comparable)

  1. Representing the actual features of an individual; not ideal.
    a portrait bust; a portrait statue

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔʁ.tʁɛ/

Noun

portrait m (plural portraits)

  1. portrait
  2. (printing) portrait (format)
  3. description (of a person or things)

Antonyms

  • (2) paysage

Derived terms

  • portrait craché
  • refaire le portrait

Descendants

  • Dutch: portret
    • Afrikaans: portret
    • Indonesian: potret
  • German: Porträt

Further reading

  • “portrait” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Norman

Noun

portrait m (plural portraits)

  1. (Jersey) portrait


English

Alternative forms

  • landskip (obsolete)

Etymology

From an alteration (due to Dutch landschap) of earlier landskip, lantschip, from Middle English *landschippe, *landschapp, from Old English landsċipe, landsċeap (region, district, tract of land), equivalent to land +‎ -ship; in some senses from Dutch landschap (region, district, province, landscape), from Middle Dutch landscap, lantscap (region), from Old Dutch *landskepi, *landskapi (region). Cognate with Scots landskape, landskep, landskip (landscape), West Frisian lânskip (landscape), Low German landschop (landscape, district), German Landschaft (landscape, countryside, scenery), Swedish landskap (landscape, scenery, province), Icelandic landskapur (countryside).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlandskeɪp/

Noun

landscape (countable and uncountable, plural landscapes)

  1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.
  2. A sociological aspect of a physical area.
  3. A picture representing a real or imaginary scene by land or sea, the main subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water, etc.
  4. The pictorial aspect of a country.
  5. (computing, printing, uncountable) a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides
  6. A space, indoor or outdoor and natural or man-made (as in “designed landscape“)
  7. (figuratively) a situation that is presented, a scenario
    The software patent landscape has changed considerably in the last years

Antonyms

  • (printing mode): portrait

Meronyms

  • See also Thesaurus:landscape

Derived terms

  • landscape gardener
  • landscape gardening
  • -scape

Translations

Verb

landscape (third-person singular simple present landscapes, present participle landscaping, simple past and past participle landscaped)

  1. To create or maintain a landscape.

Translations

See also

  • dreamscape
  • moonscape
  • seascape
  • skyscape

Anagrams

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