- 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.
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
British Dictionary definitions for in 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 in character (1 of 2)
Consistent with someone's general personality or behavior. For example, Her failure to answer the invitation was completely in character. This usage dates from the mid-1700s, as does the antonym, out of character, as in It was out of character for him to refuse the assignment.
Idioms and Phrases with in character (2 of 2)
see in character; out of character.