character meaning

['kæriktə] Pronunciation:   "character" in a sentence
  • Noun: character  kariktu(r)
    1. An imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
      "she is the main character in the novel"
    Verb: character  kariktu(r)
    1. Engrave or inscribe characters on

    Derived forms: charactering, charactered, characters

    See also: characteristic, characterize

    Type of: adult, attribute, characterization, dimension, enactment, engrave, good word, grave, grownup, imaginary being, imaginary creature, inscribe, personation, portrayal, printed symbol, property, recommendation, reputation, repute, scratch, testimonial, trait, written symbol

    Part of: personality

    Encyclopedia: Character Character, Sacramental

  • [Business]
    noun [C]

    a letter, sign, mark or symbol used in writing, printing or on computers:

    You can send a text message of up to 150 characters in length.

    Chinese characters


  • [Electronics]
    1. One of the symbols in a code.
    2. In computer operations, a digit, letter, or symbol used alone or in some combination to express information, data, or instructions.

  • [Law]
    n. (in the law of evidence) 1. The reputation of a party or witness. In civil cases the reputation of a party is not admissible unless it is directly in issue, as it may be in an action for defamation. In criminal cases the accused may call evidence of his good character or give evidence to show the bad character of the witnesses for the prosecution. If he does so, the prosecution may call evidence in rebuttal, but any such evidence must be limited to evidence of reputation and not include opinions about the accused's disposition. Evidence of the reputation for truthfulness of a witness may be given in both civil and criminal cases.
    2. Loosely, the disposition of a party.

  • [Medicine]
    In current usage,approximately equivalent to personality. The sum of the relatively fixed personality traits and habitual modes of response of an individual. n
    1 : one of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish the individual
    2 : the detectable expression of the action of a gene or group of genes
    3 : the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person, group, or nation


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  1. i gladly bear witness to his good character.
  2. my waking character is far from sound.
  3. some doctors are pretty puny characters.
  4. in writing, make the characters square and upright.
  5. it takes character to say a thing like that.

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