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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 13
2. A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol.
3. 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.
5. Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.
6. Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. A written statement as to behavior, competency, etc., given to a servant.
10. 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.
11. One of the persons of a drama or novel.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Examples of usage:
  • I have a character as a gentleman, Mrs. Harrington. - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
  • Whatever else it may be, it is not character. - "Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant", Edward Moore.
  • She's worth ten of me: she has such lots of character! - "The Bent Twig", Dorothy Canfield.
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