What is character?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on character, characters:

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

More definitions of "character":

  • (noun): Good repute.
    Example: "He is a man 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 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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word character:

    If man is reduced to being nothing but a character in history, he has no other choice but to subside into the sound and fury of a completely irrational history or to endow history with the form of human reason.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    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)

    People without firmness of character love to make up a “fate” for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)