Profile etymology


English word profile comes from Italian pro- (Pro-.), Italian profilare

Etymology of profile

Detailed word origin of profile

Dictionary entry Language Definition
pro- Italian (it) Pro-.
profilare Italian (it) (transitive) to edge. (transitive) to outline. (transitive) to shape.
proffilo Italian (it)
profil French (fr) Profile.
profile English (en) (computing, transitive) To measure the performance of various parts of (a program) so as to locate bottlenecks.. To act based on such a summary; especially, to act on a stereotype. See profiling.. To create a summary or collection of information, especially about a person (archaeology) A smoothed (e.g., troweled or brushed) vertical surface of an excavation showing evidence of at least one [...]