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
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
4. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
5. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
- a real character
- a strange character
6. good repute
- he is a man of character
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
8. a written symbol that is used to represent speech
- the Greek alphabet has 24 characters
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.