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From Средњи Енглески caracter, from Стари Француски caractere, from Латински character, from Антички Грчки χαρακτήρ (kharaktḗr, type, nature, character), from χαράσσω (kharássō, I engrave).



character (countable and uncountable, plural characters)

  1. A being involved in the action of a story.
  2. A distinguishing feature; characteristic; trait; phene.
    (genetics) A single locus governing the petal colour character was detected on the linkage group A2.
  3. A complex of mental and ethical traits marking a person or a group.
    A study of the suspect's character and his cast iron alibi ruled him out.
  4. Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; moral strength.
    He has a great deal of character.
    "You may not like to eat liver," said Calvin's father, "but it builds character."
  5. A unique or extraordinary individual; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits, especially charisma.
    Julius Caesar is a great historical character.
    That bloke is such a character.
  6. A written or printed symbol, or letter.
    • Holder
      It were much to be wished that there were throughout the world but one sort of character for each letter to express it to the eye.
  7. Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the particular form of letters used by a person or people.
    an inscription in the Runic character
    • Shakespeare
      You know the character to be your brother's?
  8. (computing) One of the basic elements making up a text file or string: a code representing a printing character or a control character.
  9. (informal) A person or individual, especially one who is unknown or raises suspicions.
    We saw a shady character slinking out of the office with some papers.
  10. (mathematics) A complex number representing an element of a finite Abelian group.
  11. Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty.
    in the miserable character of a slave
    in his character as a magistrate
  12. (dated) The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation.
    a man's character for truth and veracity
    Her actions give her a bad character.
    • Addison
      This subterraneous passage is much mended since Seneca gave so bad a character of it.
  13. (dated) A reference given to a servant, attesting to his/her behaviour, competence, etc.

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A comparison of character and reputation: It would be well if character and reputation were used distinctively. In truth, character is what a person is; reputation is what he is supposed to be. Character is in himself, reputation is in the minds of others. Character is injured by temptations, and by wrongdoing; reputation by slanders, and libels. Character endures throughout defamation in every form, but perishes when there is a voluntary transgression; reputation may last through numerous transgressions, but be destroyed by a single, and even an unfounded, accusation or aspersion.


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character (third-person singular simple present characters, present participle charactering, simple past and past participle charactered)

  1. (obsolete) To write (using characters); to describe.
    • Шаблон:RQ:Shakespeare Like, [Act II, scene vii]:
      O Roſalind, theſe Trees ſhall be my Bookes, / And in their barkes my thoughts Ile charracter, / That euery eye, which in this Forreſt lookes, / Shall ſee thy vertue witneſt euery where.

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From the Антички Грчки χαρακτήρ (kharaktḗr).



character m (genitive charactēris); трећа деклинација

  1. branding iron
  2. brand (made by a branding iron)
  3. characteristic, mark, character, style


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative character charactērēs
genitive charactēris charactērum
dative charactērī charactēribus
accusative charactērem charactērēs
ablative charactēre charactēribus
vocative character charactērēs





character m (plural characteres)

  1. Obsolete spelling of caráter (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).