portfolio-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: large flat case for carrying loose papers, pictures

Commentary: PORTFOLIO[+artifact][+case][+carrying]

The black leather portfolio is twice as expensive as the vinyl one.
I think I left my brown portfolio on the train.
They are having a sale on handbags, wallets, briefcases and portfolios.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a set of pieces of creative work for showing

Commentary: PORTFOLIO[+collection][+assets][+creative] samples of artistic work, including photos of models/actors

The fashion model showed her portfolio to three different agencies.
Sally has put together an impressive portfolio of her charcoal and pastel drawings.
Sam needs to put together a portfolio of his best wedding pictures to show clients.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a list of financial assets owned by a person or organization

Commentary: PORTFOLIO[+collection][+assets][+financial]

John's financial advisor wants to re-balance his portfolio to include more growth funds.
The firm's portfolio for their pension plan includes bonds and mutual funds.
Sound portfolio management is essential to accumulating wealth.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: role or function of the head of a government department

Commentary: PORTFOLIO[+role][+head][+department][+government]

He is currently a diplomat without portfolio.
She holds the portfolio for foreign affairs.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4