What is character?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on character, characters:

Ollie - Fictional Characters
... 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 eponymous comic strip about skateboarders ...
Character - Personality
... Character structure, a person's traits Moral character, an evaluation of a particular individual's durable moral qualities ...
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" ... by Steven Williams, and made his d├ębut in the second season episode "The Host", although the character would not appear on-screen until "Sleepless", two episodes later ...
Judge Dredd - Publication History
... writing partner, John Wagner, to develop characters ... Dirty Harry-style "tough cop" stories for other titles, and suggested a character who took that concept to its logical extreme, imagining an ultra-violent law-enforcement ... The task of visualising the character was given to Carlos Ezquerra, a Spanish artist who had worked for Mills before on Battle Picture Weekly ...

More definitions of "character":

  • (noun): A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something.
    Example: "The radical character of our demands"
    Synonyms: quality, lineament
  • (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
  • (verb): Engrave or inscribe characters on.
  • (noun): Good repute.
    Example: "He is a man of character"

Famous quotes containing the word character:

    The truth and regularity of a character is not, in justice, to be looked upon as broken, from any one single act or omission which may seem a contradiction to it:Mthe best of men appear sometimes to be strange compounds of contradictory qualities.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    Even in harmonious families there is this double life: the group life, which is the one we can observe in our neighbour’s household, and, underneath, another—secret and passionate and intense—which is the real life that stamps the faces and gives character to the voices of our friends. Always in his mind each member of these social units is escaping, running away, trying to break the net which circumstances and his own affections have woven about him.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    An interesting play cannot in the nature of things mean anything but a play in which problems of conduct and character of personal importance to the audience are raised and suggestively discussed.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)