Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun character

9 senses of character

Sense 1
fictional character, fictitious character, character -- (an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel")
       => imaginary being, imaginary creature -- (a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction)

Sense 2
quality, character, lineament -- (a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands")
       => property, attribute, dimension -- (a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property")

Sense 3
character, fiber, fibre -- (the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer)
       => trait -- (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Sense 4
character, role, theatrical role, part, persona -- (an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona")
       => portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation -- (acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture)

Sense 5
character, eccentric, type, case -- (a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case")
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Sense 6
character -- (good repute; "he is a man of character")
       => repute, reputation -- (the state of being held in high esteem and honor)

Sense 7
character, reference, character reference -- (a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; "requests for character references are all too often answered evasively")
       => recommendation, testimonial, good word -- (something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable)

Sense 8
character, grapheme, graphic symbol -- (a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters")
       => written symbol, printed symbol -- (a written or printed symbol)

Sense 9
character -- ((genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes)
       => attribute -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb character

1 sense of character

Sense 1
character -- (engrave or inscribe characters on)
       => scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe -- (carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree")

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