character character  /ˈkɛ rɪk tər/


  1. (n) an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
  2. (n) a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
  3. (n) the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
  4. (n) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
  5. (n) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
  6. (n) good repute
  7. (n) a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
  8. (n) a written symbol that is used to represent speech
  9. (n) (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
  10. (v) engrave or inscribe characters on


  1. Photographer Howard Schatz asks an array of character actors to do what they do best.
  2. Both cartoonists have hordes of loyal fans; both draw moonfaced characters; both go by a single name.
  3. But the character descriptions make me doubt if the analyst has watched the same show as I have.


  1. NFL pulse: Bill Belichick stays in character, Manti Te'o speaks and more

    Bill Belichick never breaks character. Loads of TV news trucks and other reporters made their way to New England to ask Belichick about Tim Tebow . If you know Belichick at all, you knew those reporters were not going to have any luck getting anything useful out of him. "Belichick's responses to today's questions were so vintage Belichick that you wouldn't even have any idea what year this video ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Fictitious Character “Brandon Dentertainment” to Host One Show Entertainment

    Character was Created by Funny Or Die’s Gifted Youth (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Chinese Character: Boat or Ship ?

    The Chinese character ? ( zh?u ) refers to a boat or a ship. In ancient pictograph form, the character was often slanted slightly, making the two sides of the character representative of the sides of a boat. The line … The post Chinese Character: Boat or Ship ? appeared first on The Epoch Times .
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Epoch Times


  1. "One of the things that we have to change in this country is the idea that people can't disagree without challenging each other's character and patriotism," Obama said. "I will let no one question my love of this country. I love America, so...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. "Character plays a big role," Martino said. "What can you say when a Cardozo asks to kick the fifth penalty and he does it the way he did it?"
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Gerardo Martino Source: The Associated Press

  3. "In 'Monster's Ball' that character that he created seemed to be almost like an unformed being, retreating from themselves, retreating from his father, from his life, even retreating from us," Day-Lewis said. "And yet we wanted to follow him,...
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Daniel Day-Lewis Source: The Times

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engender engender
/ɛn ˈdʒɛn dər /