|Origin:||profilo, from profilare 'to draw the edge of something', from filare 'to spin'|
pro‧file1 W3 [countable]
a side view of someone's head:
Dani has a lovely profile.
I only saw her face in profile.
a short description that gives important details about a person, a group of people, or a place:
a job profile
a short profile of the actor
something that is high profile is noticed by many people or gets a lot of attention:
Jack runs a department with a high public profile.
The star has a high profile in Britain.
to behave quietly and avoid doing things that will make people notice you
if a person or an organization raises its profile, it gets more attention from the public:
an advertising campaign designed to raise the bank's profile
an edge or shape of something seen against a background:
the sharp profile of the western foothills against the sky