character

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character

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈkærəktə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: char‧ac‧ter

Noun[change]

Singular
character

Plural
characters

  1. (countable); (singular) Someone's character is the combination of things that they do, feel, and believe that makes them a certain type of person.
    He's got a really funny character.
    He couldn't have done something so mean; it's completely out of character.
  2. (countable) A character is a person in a story, movie, play, etc.
    The actor played three different characters in the movie.
    I really want to like the main character in the book, but I find I can't.
  3. (uncountable) Character is the combination of facts and qualities that makes something different
    The new factory has certainly changed the character of the city.
    They believed the war would be local in character and brief in duration.
    It's a boring room, lacking in character.
  4. (countable) A character is one individual mark in a writing system, such as a letter, number, or punctuation mark.
    The text was written in a mixture of Chinese characters, Arabic numerals and Roman letters.
  5. (uncountable) Character is the combination personal qualities, such as being honest and hard-working, that make you a good person.
    It has long been claimed that sports build character.
    She was a good judge of character, which made her a good manager.
    He is a man, of great character and great faith.

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