(noun, verb)


1. an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)

- she is the main character in the novel

Definition categories: person

2. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

- the radical character of our demands

Similar word(s): lineament, quality

Definition categories: thought, attribute, dimension, property

3. the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

- education has for its object the formation of character

Similar word(s): fiber, fibre

Definition categories: attribute, trait

4. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

Similar word(s): part, persona, role

Definition categories: thought, characterization, enactment, personation, portrayal

5. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

- a real character

- a strange character

Similar word(s): case, eccentric, type

Definition categories: person, adult, grownup

6. good repute

- he is a man of character

Definition categories: state, reputation, repute

7. a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability

- requests for character references are all too often answered evasively

Similar word(s): reference

Definition categories: communication, recommendation, testimonial

8. a written symbol that is used to represent speech

- the Greek alphabet has 24 characters

Similar word(s): graph, grapheme

Definition categories: communication

9. (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes

Definition categories: attribute

Sentences with character as a noun:

- A study of the suspect's character and his cast iron alibi ruled him out.

- He has a great deal of character.

- "You may not like to eat liver," said Calvin's father, "but it builds character."

- Julius Caesar is a great historical character.

- That bloke is such a character.

- an inscription in the Runic character

- We saw a shady character slinking out of the office with some papers.

- in the miserable character of a slave

- in his character as a magistrate

- a man's character for truth and veracity

- Her actions give her a bad character.


1. engrave or inscribe characters on

Definition categories: contact, engrave, grave, inscribe, scratch