A picture or representation of a person, especially of a face drawn from life; a vivid graphic description. See Portray.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A picture of a person or face drawn from life; a likeness, especially one from life.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The representation of a person's face, with a part or the whole of the body, in water or oil colours, or traced with a pencil or crayon, and taken from the life; any vivid representation in words, as of a person.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The likeness of a person: description in words.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A likeness; picture from life.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

What do you think of my portrait
- Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
Curtis sent Wilson to quiet the teachers and hurried immediately to the studio, where Elsie was at work painting a portrait of old Chief Black Bull.
- The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
" Her portrait used to hang by the side of mine," he muttered; " I wonder what they have done with it."
- Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon