Definition of "characters" []

  • The combination of traits and qualities distinguishing the individual nature of a person or thing (noun)
  • One such distinguishing quality; characteristic (noun)
  • Moral force; integrity (noun)
  • Reputation, esp a good reputation (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A summary or account of a person's qualities and achievements; testimonial (noun)
  • Capacity, position, or status (noun)
  • A person represented in a play, film, story, etc; role (noun)
  • An outstanding person (noun)
  • An odd, eccentric, or unusual person (noun)
  • A symbol used in a writing system, such as a letter of the alphabet (noun)
  • Any single letter, numeral, punctuation mark, or symbol cast as a type (noun)
  • Any letter, numeral, etc, which is a unit of information and can be represented uniquely by a binary pattern (noun)
  • A style of writing or printing (noun)
  • Any structure, function, attribute, etc, in an organism, which may or may not be determined by a gene or group of genes (noun)
  • A short prose sketch of a distinctive type of person, usually representing a vice or virtue (noun)
  • To write, print, inscribe, or engrave (verb)
  • To portray or represent (verb)
  • Plural form of character. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "characters" in a sentence
  • "Cuvier, in one of a series of lectures, delivered at Paris, in the spring of last year, says, "the name chemistry, itself, comes from the word _chim_, which was the ancient name of Egypt;" and he states that minerals were known to the Egyptians "not only by their external characters, but also by what we at the present day call their _chemical characters_.""
  • "Havelock Ellis [11] distinguishes, in addition to the primary and secondary sexual characters (as commonly defined), _tertiary sexual characters_, by which he denotes those differences between the sexes which do not attract our attention when we compare individual members of the two sexes, but which become noticeable when we compare the average male with the average female type."
  • "Such distinctive characters are spoken of as _secondary sexual characters_, in contradistinction to the _primary sexual characters_, the reproductive organs."