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Definition of Character

Babylon English

nature, disposition; figure, personage; letter or symbol; digital representation of a letter or other symbol (Computers); character reference, statement of qualities and abilities
Character Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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branded/impressed letter/mark/etc; marking instrument; stamp| character| style
English-Latin Online Dictionary
virtus, animus, ars; artis, mores; morium
persona
Character Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To engrave; to inscribe.
  
(v. t.)
To distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.
  
(n.)
Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty; as, in the miserable character of a slave; in his character as a magistrate; her character as a daughter.
  
(n.)
One of the persons of a drama or novel.
  
(n.)
Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.
  
(n.)
A written statement as to behavior, competency, etc., given to a servant.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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character
\char"ac*ter\ (?), n. [l., an instrument for marking, character, gr. &?;, fr. &?; to make sharp, to cut into furrows, to engrave: cf. f. caractère.]
1. a distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol. it were much to be wished that there were throughout the world but one sort of character for each letter to express it to the eye.
2. 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. you know the character to be your brother's?
3. 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. the character or that dominion. know well each ancient's proper character; his fable, subject, scope in every page; religion, country, genius of his age. a man of thoroughly subservient character.
4. strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.
5. moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.
6. quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty; as, in the miserable character of a slave; in his character as a magistrate; her character as a daughter.
7. 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. this subterraneous passage is much mended since seneca gave so bad a character of it.
8. a written statement as to behavior, competency, etc., given to a servant. [colloq.]
9. 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; c?sar is a great historical character.
10. one of the persons of a drama or novel.
note: "it would be well if character and reputation were used distinctively. in truth, character is what a person is; reputation is what he is supposed to be. character is in himself, reputation is in the minds of others. character is injured by temptations, and by wrongdoing; reputation by slanders, and libels. character endures throughout defamation in every form, but perishes when there is a voluntary transgression; reputation may last through numerous transgressions, but be destroyed by a single, and even an unfounded, accusation or aspersion."
character
\char"ac*ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. charactered (?).] 1. to engrave; to inscribe. [r.] these trees shall be my books. and in their barks my thoughts i 'll character.
2. to distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize. [r.]
character
n
1. an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel" [syn: fictional character, fictitious character ]


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" [syn: quality, lineament]


3. 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 [syn: fiber, fibre]


4. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of desdemona" [syn: role, theatrical role, part, persona]


5. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
accented characters: carachtair aiceanta
non-deleting backspace characters: sainigh neamhscriosach cúlspás
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Arnod = n. a mark, a character
Llythyr = n. an engraved character; a letter, an epistle
Nawd = n. nature; character, adv. effectually, easily
Rhal = n. character, disposition
Shakespeare Words
a letter, handwriting; to carve or engrave
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
to have your hand burnt as a punishment for theft
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"
(synonym) fictional character, fictitious character
(hypernym) imaginary being, imaginary creature
(hyponym) Aladdin
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"
(synonym) quality, lineament
(hypernym) property, attribute, dimension
(hyponym) texture
(derivation) characterize, characterise
3. 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
(synonym) fiber, fibre
(hypernym) trait
(hyponym) spirit
(part-holonym) personality
(part-meronym) thoughtfulness
4. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
(synonym) role, theatrical role, part, persona
(hypernym) portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation
(hyponym) bit part, minor role
5. 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"
(synonym) eccentric, type, case
(hypernym) adult, grownup
6. good repute; "he is a man of character"
(hypernym) repute, reputation
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 to often answered evasively"
(synonym) reference, character reference
(hypernym) recommendation, testimonial, good word
(derivation) qualify, characterize, characterise
8. a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
(synonym) grapheme, graphic symbol
(hypernym) written symbol, printed symbol
(hyponym) allograph

Verb
1. engrave or inscribe characters on
(hypernym) engrave, grave, inscribe
(derivation) grapheme, graphic symbol
Character Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Big Dog's Leadership Page - Glossary
The sum total of an individual's personality traits and the link between a person's values and her behavior.
Character Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Quotations
Dreams are the touchstone of our character.
  
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
  
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
  
Dream Interpretation & Dream Theories
In the Quantitative Coding System, characters are divided into people, animals and mythical beings and they may be either an individual (one person, one animal, etc.) or a group of individuals. Characters are not "coded" if:
  • they are generic (everyone, no one, "dogs" bark, etc.)
  • they are mentioned only as a sign that they are not the character the dreamer is referring to ("it was not my sister who died, it was my mother")
  • or
  • the characters have only an implied participation in the dream ("I heard a pistol being fired").
  • Characters are classified according to four classes: Number, Identity, Gender and Age

    Animals and mythical beings are classified only in numbers, not in gender, identity or age.
      
    Character Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
    Bioglossary
    Description: An area with a high number of species, which might be recognized on a global, regional or local scale.
    Source: Specialized encyclopedia and dictionaries
    © European Communities, 1995-2004
    Telecommunication Standard Terms
    1. A letter, digit , or other symbol that is used as part of the organization, control, or representation of data . (188 ) 2. One of the units of an alphabet . (188 )
    Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
    A written sign, a physical mark, a hole in a data tape, a magnetic pattern, an electric signal or any discontinuity of matter which can be read or recognized (see recognition ), is subject of computing and whose meaning depends on the combinatorial context of other characters. So a "o" has a meaning different from "1," but the meaning of the combination, "10," has nothing to do with either. In the binary system it means two and in the decimal system it means ten. Characters may become symbols through convention ally assigned meanings outside the recognition and computing process (see datum, measurement ). (Krippendorff )
    Technical English by wpv
    A letter, digit or other symbol that is used as the representation of data. A connected sequence of characters is called a character string.
    Character Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
    JDK Doc(JAVA)
    - class java.lang..Character 
    public final class Character extends Object implements Serializable , Comparable 
    Tree:java.lang.Object - java.lang.Character
    The Character class wraps a value of the primitive type char in an object. An object of type Character contains a single field whose type is char.
    - Constructor for class java.lang.Character 
    public Character (char value)
    Constructs a Character object and initializes it so that it represents the primitive value argument.Parameters: value - value for the new Character object.
    Character Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
    Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
    Character(s) may refer to:

    Art and entertainment
    • Character (arts), an agent in a work of art, including literature, drama, cinema, opera, etc.
    • Character sketch or character, a literary description of a character type
    • Characters (Theophrastus), a classical Greek set of character sketches attributed to Theophrastus
    • Character (novel), a 1936 Dutch novel by Ferdinand Bordewijk
      • Character (film), a 1997 Dutch film based on that novel
    • Character (album), by Dark Tranquillity
    • Game character (disambiguation), various types of character in a video game or role playing game
      • Player character, as above but who is controlled or whose actions are directly chosen by a player
      • Non-player character, as above but not player-controlled
    • Characters (Stevie Wonder album), 1987
    • Characters (John Abercrombie album), 1977
    • Character Options, a toy company

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    Character Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
    Jazz Glossary
    one who is more less interesting, but out of the ordinary.
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    The Daily Script Glossary
    In a screenplay, the name appears in all caps the first time a character is introduced in the "Action." The character's name can then be written normally, in the action, the rest of the script.
    For Example: The limo pulls up to the curb. DAISY, an elderly woman sits in the car as MORGAN, the driver, steps out and opens the door for her. Daisy is dressed in evening-wear, ready for an Opera.

    Character's names always appear in all CAPS when speaking. For proper margins, see the Format page.
    For Example:

    DAISY
    You've been a darling, Morgan. Here's twenty dollars.