Noun: portfolio port'fow-lee,ow
- A large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers, drawings or maps; usually leather
"he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio"
- A set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
"the artist had put together a portfolio of his work"; "every actor has a portfolio of photographs"
- A list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
"they were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio"
- The role of the head of a government department
"he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
Derived forms: portfolios
Type of: case, function, list, listing, office, part, role, set