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Definitions of character

  1. To engrave; to inscribe. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To impress, engrave, or depict; characterize. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To inscribe; to engrave. Generic characters, those which constitute a genus. Specific characters, those which distinguish a species. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To inscribel to engrave. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. good repute; "he is a man of character" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. Reputation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A written statement as to behavior, competency, etc., given to a servant. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. One of the persons of a drama or novel. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A letter, sign, or figure; reputation; nature; moral force; quality; rank; distinctive qualities; a person in a play. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A letter, sign, or figure: the peculiar qualities of a person or thing: a description of the qualities of a person or thing: a person with his peculiar qualities. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. A letter; peculiar qualities; reputation; person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Mental or moral quality, or qualities, good or bad; also, moral excellence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. An assumed part; also, the person holding it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A figure; mark; sign; letter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A mark made by culting, engraving, or writing a letter or sign; a peculiar form of letter; peculiar distinctive, qualities; the qualities which distinguish an individual or an office; good moral qualities; decided qualities; a description exhibiting qualities; certificate of qualities; person or personage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. A mark cut on any thing; a mark or figure to represent a sound, as a letter or a note in music a picture to convey an idea; manner of writing, speaking, or acting; peculiar qualities in a person; an account or representation of the qualities of a person or thing; moral excellence; reputation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for character

  1. There's never been a breath against his character – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  2. But I leave my character behind me. – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
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