Definition of in profile in English:

in profile


  • (in reference to someone's face) as seen from one side.

    ‘a photograph of Leon in profile’
    • ‘This auburn light danced and glinted on my companion's drooping gold earrings as we surveyed the cars below, and held his face in profile as if he might only be a photograph.’
    • ‘Somwhere during those years, I looked like that in profile.’
    • ‘Underwood Side View shows a stately old typewriter in profile, exposing its logical yet formally ornate internal mechanism.’
    • ‘One can discern a face in profile emerging from the right side of the pool.’
    • ‘In one photograph, she stands in profile holding a large kitchen knife.’