(?), v. t.
[Written also pourtray.]
[imp. & p. p. portrayed (); p. pr. & vb. n. Portraying.] [OE. pourtraien, OF. portraire, pourtraire, F. portraire, fr. L. protrahere, protractum, to draw or drag forth; pro forward, forth + trahere to draw. See Trace, v. t., and cf. Protract.] 1. To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback.
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Take a tile, and lay it before thee, and portray upon it the city, even Jerusalem.
Ezek. iv. 1.
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2. Hence, figuratively, to describe in words.
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3. To adorn with pictures. [R.]
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Spear and helmets thronged, and shields
Various with boastful arguments potrayed.
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