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character



I - noun
1. an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story) (Freq. 16)
- she is the main character in the novel
Syn:
fictional character, fictitious character
Hypernyms:
imaginary being, imaginary creature
Instance Hyponyms:
Aladdin, Argonaut, Babar, Beatrice, Beowulf,
Bluebeard, Bond, James Bond, Brer Rabbit, Bunyan, Paul Bunyan,
John Henry, Cheshire cat, Chicken Little, Cinderella, Colonel Blimp, Dracula,
Don Quixote, El Cid, Fagin, Falstaff, Sir John Falstaff, Father Brown,
Faust, Faustus, Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster, Goofy, Gulliver,
Hamlet, Horatio Hornblower, Captain Horatio Hornblower, Iago, Inspector Maigret, Commissaire Maigret,
Kilroy, Lear, King Lear, Lilliputian, Marlowe, Philip Marlowe,
Micawber, Wilkins Micawber, Mother Goose, Mr. Moto, Othello, Pangloss,
Pantaloon, Perry Mason, Peter Pan, Pied Piper, Pied Piper of Hamelin, Pierrot,
Pluto, Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn, Rip van Winkle, Ruritanian, Tarzan,
Tarzan of the Apes, Tom Sawyer, Uncle Remus, Uncle Tom, Uncle Sam, Sherlock Holmes,
Holmes, Simon Legree, Sinbad the Sailor, Sinbad, Snoopy, Ali Baba,
Emile, protagonist, agonist, Houyhnhnm, Little John, Little Red Riding Hood,
Raskolnikov, Rodya Raskolnikov, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Rumpelstiltskin, Shylock,
Tristan, Tristram, Iseult, Isolde, Scaramouch, Scaramouche,
Svengali, Todd, Sweeney Todd, Trilby, Walter Mitty, Yahoo,
Arthur, King Arthur, Galahad, Sir Galahad, Gawain, Sir Gawain,
Guinevere, Guenevere, Lancelot, Sir Lancelot, Merlin
2. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something (Freq. 12)
- each town has a quality all its own
- the radical character of our demands
Syn:
quality, lineament
Derivationally related forms:
characteristic, characterize, characterise, qualify (for: quality)
Hypernyms:
property, attribute, dimension
Hyponyms:
texture
3. the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions (Freq. 11)
- "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
Syn:
fiber, fibre
Hypernyms:
trait
Hyponyms:
spirit
Part Holonyms:
personality
Part Meronyms:
thoughtfulness, responsibility, responsibleness, integrity
4. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play (Freq. 9)
- she played the part of Desdemona
Syn:
role, theatrical role, part, persona
Derivationally related forms:
impersonate (for: persona), personify (for: persona)
Hypernyms:
portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation
Hyponyms:
bit part, minor role, heavy, hero, ingenue,
title role, name part, heroine, villain, baddie
5. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) (Freq. 4)
- a real character
- a strange character
- a friendly eccentric
- the capable type
- a mental case
Syn:
eccentric, type, case
Derivationally related forms:
typic (for: type), type (for: type), typify (for: type)
Hypernyms:
adult, grownup
6. good repute (Freq. 1)
- he is a man of character
Hypernyms:
repute, reputation
7. a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability (Freq. 1)
- requests for character references are all too often answered evasively
Syn:
reference, character reference
Derivationally related forms:
characterise
Hypernyms:
recommendation, testimonial, good word
8. a written symbol that is used to represent speech
- the Greek alphabet has 24 characters
Syn:
grapheme, graphic symbol
Hypernyms:
written symbol, printed symbol
Hyponyms:
allograph, check character, superscript, superior, subscript,
inferior, ASCII character, ligature, capital, capital letter, uppercase,
upper-case letter, majuscule, small letter, lowercase, lower-case letter, minuscule,
type, percent sign, percentage sign, asterisk, star, dagger,
obelisk, double dagger, double obelisk, diesis, letter, letter of the alphabet,
alphabetic character, space, blank, phonetic symbol, mathematical symbol, rune,
runic letter, pictograph, ideogram, ideograph, radical, stenograph
9. (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
Topics:
genetics, genetic science
Hypernyms:
attribute
Hyponyms:
unit character

II - verb
engrave or inscribe characters on
Hypernyms:
scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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