1. [ noun ] (writing) an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
Synonyms: fictitious_character fictional_character

"she is the main character in the novel"

Related terms: imaginary_being Sherlock_Holmes Don_Quixote Uncle_Sam John_Henry Liliputian Gulliver Cinderella Huckleberry_Finn Beatrice Babar El_Cid captain_horatio_hornblower commissaire_maigret Little_John Lilliputian Mother_Goose Pangloss Pantaloon Pierrot chicken_little Tarzan Tom_Sawyer Uncle_Tom Fagin Bluebeard Ali_Baba Emile Falstaff protagonist simon_legree Little_Red_Ricing_Hood Raskolnikov Robin_Hood Rumpelstiltskin Tristan Iseult Yahoo Arthur beowulf bond cheshire_cat peter_pan colonel_blimp dracula father_brown frankenstein frankenstein goofy hamlet pluto iago Houyhnhnm kilroy king_lear marlowe micawber mr._moto othello perry_mason Faust Bunyan Argonaut sinbad snoopy Galahad Gawain Guinevere Lancelot Merlin robinson_crusoe shylock scaramouch sweeney_todd walter_mitty ruritanian svengali trilby Aladdin
2. [ noun ] a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
Synonyms: quality lineament

"each town has a quality all its own" "the radical character of our demands"

Related terms: property texture qualify characterize qualify
3. [ noun ] the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
Synonyms: fibre fiber

: "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer

Related terms: trait spirit personality responsibility integrity thoughtfulness
4. [ noun ] (theater) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
Synonyms: part role persona theatrical_role

"she played the part of Desdemona"

Related terms: portrayal hero heroine villain bit_part ingenue heavy title_role impersonate
5. [ noun ] a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
Synonyms: type case eccentric

"a real character" "a strange character" "a friendly eccentric" "the capable type" "a mental case"

Related terms: adult type
6. [ noun ] a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
Synonyms: reference character_reference

"requests for character references are all to often answered evasively"

Related terms: recommendation qualify
7. [ noun ] good repute

"he is a man of character"

Related terms: repute
8. [ verb ] engrave or inscribe characters on
Related terms: engrave
9. [ noun ] a written symbol that is used to represent speech
Synonyms: graphic_symbol grapheme

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

Related terms: written_symbol letter type space asterisk capital phonetic_symbol rune small_letter percent_sign check_character ASCII_character subscript dagger double_dagger mathematical_symbol monogram pictograph ideogram radical superscript ligature stenograph allograph
Similar spelling:   characterize