Definition of Half-length

1. Noun. A portrait showing the body from only the waist up.

Generic synonyms: Portrait, Portrayal



2. Adjective. Representing only the upper half of the body. "A half-length portrait"
Similar to: Little, Short

3. Adjective. Abridged to half its original length.
Similar to: Abridged

Lexicographical Neighbors of Half-length

half-heartedly
half-hitch
half-holiday
half-hour
half-hourlong
half-hourly
half-inch
half-inched
half-inches
half-inching
half-inferior
half-integer
half-integers
half-intensity
half-jacket
half-length (current term)
half-life
half-light
half-line
half-lives
half-long vowel
half-mast
half-measure
half-metal
half-metallic
half-monthly
half-moon
half-moons
half-naked
half-nephew

Literary usage of Half-length

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of the Historical Library of Andrew Dickson White, First President by Andrew Dickson White, George Lincoln Burr (1889)
"41, which gives the year 1556; closely trimmed. I7th cent.; 13.6x9.5; half-length portrait, facing to right, the hands resting upon a book ; superscription ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1899)
"Half length; directed and facing to the right, looking to the front ... Half length ; directed to the front, facing and looking slightly to the right ..."

3. A History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States by William Dunlap, Frank William Bayley, Charles Eliot Goodspeed (1918)
"His employment increased, and he painted a half length of Robert Walsh, and other distinguished men sought him, though out of the city. ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1898)
"Half length; directed, facing, and looking to the right ; oval frame within a ... Oval half length; directed and facing to the left, looking to the front ..."

5. Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun by Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Lionel Strachey (1903)
"2 half-length pictures of her, one hand showing, 1 Countess Orloff. ... 1 Countess Strogonoff, with her child, 1 Count Strogonoff, half-length. ..."

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