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Character meaning

character - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction ( play or film or story); " she is the main character in the novel"
  2. 2. A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol.
  3. 3. Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the peculiar form of letters used by a particular person or people; as, an inscription in the Runic character.
  4. 4. The peculiar quality, or the sum of qualities, by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others; the stamp impressed by nature, education, or habit; that which a person or thing really is; nature; disposition.
  5. 5. Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.
  6. 6. Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.
  7. 7. The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation; as, a man's character for truth and veracity; to give one a bad character.
  8. 8. A written statement as to behavior, competency, etc., given to a servant.
  9. 9. A unique or extraordinary individuality; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits; a person who illustrates certain phases of character; as, Randolph was a character; Caesar is a great historical character.
  10. 10. One of the persons of a drama or novel.
  11. 11. To engrave; to inscribe.
  12. 12. To distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize.
  13. 13. A letter; peculiar qualities; reputation; person.

character - examples of usage

  1. Here is someone I wish you to meet, said Nancy, that is, if you are really interested in people of strong, though peculiar character.
  2. He seems such a fine character. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. She is a character- a person by herself." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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