noun one of the persons of a drama or novel.
2. character ·noun a distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol.
3. character ·vt to engrave; to inscribe.
4. character ·noun a written statement as to behavior, competency, ·etc., given to a servant.
5. character ·noun strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.
6. character ·vt to distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize.
7. character ·noun moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.
8. character ·noun the estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation; as, a man's character for truth and veracity; to give one a bad character.
9. character ·noun style of writing or printing; handwriting; the peculiar form of letters used by a particular person or people; as, an inscription in the runic character.
10. character ·noun quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty; as, in the miserable character of a slave; in his character as a magistrate; her character as a daughter.
11. character ·noun the peculiar quality, or the sum of qualities, by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others; the stamp impressed by nature, education, or habit; that which a person or thing really is; nature; disposition.
12. character ·noun a unique or extraordinary individuality; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits; a person who illustrates certain phases of character; as, randolph was a character; caesar is a great historical character.