What is character?

  • (noun): An imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story).
    Example: "She is the main character in the novel"
    Synonyms: fictional character, fictitious character
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on character, characters:

Character - Personality
... Character structure, a person's traits Moral character, an evaluation of a particular individual's durable moral qualities ...
Ollie - Fictional Characters
... Ollie, on the television show Kukla, Fran and Ollie Ollie Williams, a minor character on Family Guy Ollie, a minor character on Nick Jr's The Wonder Pets Ollie Fliptrik, the main character in an ...
Judge Dredd - Publication History
2000 AD in 1976, he brought in his former writing partner, John Wagner, to develop characters ... had written various Dirty Harry-style "tough cop" stories for other titles, and suggested a character who took that concept to its logical extreme, imagining an ultra-vio ... The task of visualising the character was given to Carlos Ezquerra, a Spanish artist who had worked for Mills before on Battle Picture Weekly ...
X (The X-Files)
... X, is a fictional character on the American science fiction television series The X-Files ... The character serves as a replacement for Deep Throat, who had been killed off in the first season finale, "The Erlenmeyer Flask" ... made his d├ębut in the second season episode "The Host", although the character would not appear on-screen until "Sleepless", two episodes later ...

More definitions of "character":

  • (verb): Engrave or inscribe characters on.
  • (noun): The inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions.
    Example: "Education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
    Synonyms: fiber, fibre
  • (noun): A formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability.
    Example: "Requests for character references are all to often answered evasively"
    Synonyms: reference, character reference
  • (noun): A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).
    Example: "A real character"; "a strange character"
    Synonyms: eccentric, type, case
  • (noun): A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something.
    Example: "The radical character of our demands"
    Synonyms: quality, lineament
  • (noun): Good repute.
    Example: "He is a man of character"

Famous quotes containing the word character:

    But the mark of American merit in painting, in sculpture, in poetry, in fiction, in eloquence, seems to be a certain grace without grandeur, and itself not new but derivative; a vase of fair outline, but empty,—which whoso sees, may fill with what wit and character is in him, but which does not, like the charged cloud, overflow with terrible beauty, and emit lightnings on all beholders.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)