Part of speech: noun

A portable case for holding drawings, etc.

Part of speech: noun

The office of a cabinet minister.

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Usage examples "portfolio":

  1. I opened my portfolio and began retouching the sketches of the morning. - "A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  2. For some reason he would tuck the sketch away in the big portfolio and hastily change the subject. - "The House of Toys", Henry Russell Miller.
  3. The abbe made a respectful bow and opened the door- the regent passed in first, and Dubois followed when he had replaced the portfolio under his arm. - "The Regent's Daughter", Alexandre Dumas (Pere).