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  Definition of Character
  1. the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
  2. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands"
  3. an actor''s portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
  4. 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 to often answered evasively"
  5. a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
  6. an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"
  7. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
  8. good repute; "he is a man of character"
  9. engrave or inscribe characters on
Similar Words: fiber, fibre, quality, lineament, role, theatrical role, part, persona, reference, character reference, grapheme, graphic symbol, fictional character, fictitious character, eccentric, type, case


Hyponyms: spirit, texture, bit part, minor role, heavy, hero, ingenue, title role, name part, heroine, villain, baddie, allograph, check character, superscript, superior, subscript, inferior, ASCII character, ligature, capital, capital letter, upper case, upper-case letter, majuscule, small letter, lower case, lower-case letter, minuscule, type, percent sign, percentage sign, asterisk, star, dagger, obelisk, double dagger, double obelisk, dieses, letter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character, space, blank, phonetic symbol, mathematical symbol, rune, runic letter, pictograph, ideogram, ideograph, radical, stenograph, Aladdin, Argonaut, Babar, Beatrice, Beowulf, Bluebeard, Bond, James Bond, Bunyan, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Cheshire cat, Chicken Little, Cinderella, Colonel Blimp, Dracula, Don Quixote, El Cid, Fagin, Falstaff, Sir John Falstaff, Father Brown, Faust, Faustus, Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster, Goofy, Gulliver, Hamlet, Horatio Hornblower, Captain Horatio Hornblower, Iago, Inspector Maigret, Commissaire Maigret, Kilroy, Lear, King Lear, Lilliputian, Marlowe, Philip Marlowe, Micawber, Wilkins Micawber, Mother Goose, Mr. Moto, Othello, Pangloss, Pantaloon, Perry Mason, Peter Pan, Pierrot, Pluto, Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn, Ruritanian, Tarzan, Tarzan of the Apes, Tom Sawyer, Uncle Tom, Uncle Sam, Sherlock Holmes, Holmes, Simon Legree, Sinbad the Sailor, Sinbad, Snoopy, Ali Baba, Emile, protagonist, agonist, Houyhnhnm, Little John, Little Red Ricing Hood, Raskolnikov, Rodya Raskolnikov, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Rumpelstiltskin, Shylock, Tristan, Tristram, Iseult, Scaramouch, Scaramouche, Svengali, Todd, Sweeney Todd, Trilby, Walter Mitty, Yahoo, Arthur, King Arthur, Galahad, Sir Galahad, Gawain, Sir Gawain, Guinevere, Guenevere, Lancelot, Sir Lancelot, Merlin


Part Meronyms: personality


Derivational Morphology: characterize, characterise, qualify, restrict, impersonate, portray, embody, be, personify, type, typecast, typify, epitomize, epitomise, grapheme, graphic symbol


Anagrams: chatterer, heartache


Language Translations:
Chinese: 特性 and 符號 and 角色   Danish: figur and karakter and tegn  
Dutch: karakter   Finnish: hahmo and kirjain and luonteenpiirre  
French: caractère and personnage   German: Buchstabe and Charakter and Person  
Greek: χαρακτήρας   Hebrew: : מאפיין and אוֹת and דמות  
Hungarian: szereplő   Icelandic: persóna  
Italian: carattere and personaggio   Malayalam: കഥാപാത്രം  
Portuguese: caráter and personagem   Romanian: personaj  
Russian: буква and персонаж and характер   Serbian: karakter and osobina  
Swedish: karaktär and rollfigur  
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