- any symbol, as a number, letter, punctuation mark, etc., that represents data and that, when encoded, is usable by a machine.
- one of a set of basic symbols that singly or in a series of two or more represents data and, when encoded, is usable in a computer.
- (of a part or role) representing a personality type, especially by emphasizing distinctive traits, as language, mannerisms, physical makeup, etc.
- (of an actor or actress) acting or specializing in such roles.
verb (used with object) Archaic.
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Idioms for character
- 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 a performance: an actor in character.
- out of harmony with one's personal character or disposition: Her remarks were out of character.
- away from the role or personality assumed in a performance: The actor stepped out of character.
Origin of character
synonym study for character
OTHER WORDS FROM characterchar·ac·ter·less, adjectiveun·char·ac·tered, adjective
Words nearby character
Example sentences from the Web for character
When I was offered this, I was extremely pleased because he’s an interesting character.Christopher Plummer on his new series ‘Departure’ and acting in different formats|radmarya|September 16, 2020|Fortune
In preparing to play the twisted character, Paulson studied the novel and the film in detail and even borrowed some gestures from the movie.
A recent survey from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, for example, found that 38% of characters featured in advertisements at the 2019 Cannes Lions festival were people of color, compared to 26% in 2006, the earliest available data.
While for the video titles, we don’t have too many characters to work with, the video description field allows more characters than enough, so take the full advantage of those.How to get your YouTube videos appear in Google’s video carousel|Ann Smarty|September 11, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Female speaking characters have only marginally increased over the last 13 years, reaching 34% in 2019.Despite some gains in the past year, Hollywood still has inclusion problems, study says|radmarya|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Taraji manages to bring an equal measure of truth to the mother in her character.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.
You were basically the guy to do every dictator or crazy character, from Gaddafi and Ahmadinejad to Bin Laden.
Our fans have seen all our sketches, so we wanted to give them something a little deeper about each character.
Forget those silly “games played with the ball”; they are far “too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.”
I, therefore, deliver it as a maxim, that whoever desires the character of a proud man ought to conceal his vanity.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
It is the development of character, the triumph of intellectuality and spirituality I have striven to express.'Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
She never realized that the reserve of her own character had much, perhaps everything, to do with this.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Messa urges the king to send a new governor, and gives his advice as to the character of him who should be sent.
Some peculiar lines between these contracted brows gave a character of ferocity to this forbidding and sensual face.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for character
- reputation, esp a good reputation
- (as modifier)character assassination
Derived forms of charactercharacterful, adjectivecharacterless, adjective
Word Origin for character
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Idioms and Phrases with character
see in character; out of character.