one such feature or trait; characteristic.
moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character.
qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity: It takescharacter to face up to a bully.
reputation: a stain on one's character.
an account of the qualities or peculiarities of a person orthing.
a person, esp. with reference to behavior or personality: asuspicious character.
Informal . an odd, eccentric, or unusual person.
a person represented in a drama, story, etc.
a part or role, as in a play or film.
a symbol as used in a writing system, as a letter of thealphabet.
the symbols of a writing system collectively.
a significant visual mark or symbol.
status or capacity: the character of a justice of the peace.
a written statement from an employer concerning thequalities of a former employee.
Genetics . any trait, function, structure, or substance of anorganism resulting from the effect of one or more genes asmodified by the environment.
any symbol, as a number, letter, punctuation mark, etc.,that represents data and that, when encoded, is usableby a machine.
one of a set of basic symbols that singly or in a series oftwo or more represents data and, when encoded, isusable in a computer.
a style of writing or printing.
Roman Catholic Theology . the ineffaceable imprint receivedon the soul through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation,and ordination.
(formerly) a cipher or cipher message.
(of a part or role) representing a personality type, esp.by emphasizing distinctive traits, as language,mannerisms, physical makeup, etc.
(of an actor or actress) acting or specializing in suchroles.
–verb (used with object) Archaic .—Idioms
to portray; describe.
to engrave; inscribe.
in harmony with one's personal character or disposition:Such behavior is not in character for him.
in accordance with the role or personality assumed in aperformance: an actor in character.
out of character,
out of harmony with one's personal character ordisposition: Her remarks were out of character.
away from the role or personality assumed in aperformance: The actor stepped out of character.