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Every audience has its character; I like America - they love me. I suffer from stage fright, but in America not so much.
Andrea Bocelli

Meaning of "character" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHARACTER

From Latin: distinguishing mark, from Greek kharaktēr engraver's tool, from kharassein to engrave, stamp.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHARACTER

character  [ˈkærɪktə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHARACTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Character is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb character in English.

WHAT DOES CHARACTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of character in the English dictionary

The first definition of character in the dictionary is the combination of traits and qualities distinguishing the individual nature of a person or thing. Other definition of character is one such distinguishing quality; characteristic. Character is also moral force; integrity.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHARACTER

PRESENT

Present
I character
you character
he/she/it characters
we character
you character
they character
Present continuous
I am charactering
you are charactering
he/she/it is charactering
we are charactering
you are charactering
they are charactering
Present perfect
I have charactered
you have charactered
he/she/it has charactered
we have charactered
you have charactered
they have charactered
Present perfect continuous
I have been charactering
you have been charactering
he/she/it has been charactering
we have been charactering
you have been charactering
they have been charactering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I charactered
you charactered
he/she/it charactered
we charactered
you charactered
they charactered
Past continuous
I was charactering
you were charactering
he/she/it was charactering
we were charactering
you were charactering
they were charactering
Past perfect
I had charactered
you had charactered
he/she/it had charactered
we had charactered
you had charactered
they had charactered
Past perfect continuous
I had been charactering
you had been charactering
he/she/it had been charactering
we had been charactering
you had been charactering
they had been charactering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will character
you will character
he/she/it will character
we will character
you will character
they will character
Future continuous
I will be charactering
you will be charactering
he/she/it will be charactering
we will be charactering
you will be charactering
they will be charactering
Future perfect
I will have charactered
you will have charactered
he/she/it will have charactered
we will have charactered
you will have charactered
they will have charactered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been charactering
you will have been charactering
he/she/it will have been charactering
we will have been charactering
you will have been charactering
they will have been charactering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would character
you would character
he/she/it would character
we would character
you would character
they would character
Conditional continuous
I would be charactering
you would be charactering
he/she/it would be charactering
we would be charactering
you would be charactering
they would be charactering
Conditional perfect
I would have character
you would have character
he/she/it would have character
we would have character
you would have character
they would have character
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been charactering
you would have been charactering
he/she/it would have been charactering
we would have been charactering
you would have been charactering
they would have been charactering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you character
we let´s character
you character
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to character
Past participle
charactered
Present Participle
charactering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHARACTER


afflicter
əˈflɪktə
constrictor
kənˈstrɪktə
contradicter
ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktə
depicter
dɪˈpɪktə
dicta
ˈdɪktə
evictor
ɪˈvɪktə
fictor
ˈfɪktə
inflictor
ɪnˈflɪktə
interdictor
ˈɪntəˌdɪktə
lictor
ˈlɪktə
multicharacter
ˌmʌltɪˈkærɪktə
perfecter
ˈpɜːfɪktə
perfector
ˈpɜːfɪktə
Pictor
ˈpɪktə
predicter
prɪˈdɪktə
predictor
prɪˈdɪktə
Richter
ˈrɪktə
vasoconstrictor
ˌveɪzəʊkənˈstrɪktə
Victa
ˈvɪktə
victor
ˈvɪktə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHARACTER

charact
character actor
character actress
character armour
character assassination
character code
character comedy
character development
character part
character recognition
character reference
character set
character sketch
character space
character string
character trait
character type
character witness
character-building
characterful

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHARACTER

abstracter
acinetobacter
affecter
attracter
azotobacter
backacter
campylobacter
cartoon character
connecter
distracter
exacter
in character
one-acter
out of character
pi character
respecter
space character
sphincter
subtracter
unit character

Synonyms and antonyms of character in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHARACTER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «character» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of character

Translation of «character» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHARACTER

Find out the translation of character to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of character from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «character» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

特征
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

carácter
570 millions of speakers

English

character
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चरित्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَخْصِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

характер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caráter
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চরিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

personnage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Watak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Charakter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

特質
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

특성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karakter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặc điểm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாத்திரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वर्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karakter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

carattere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

charakter
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

характер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

caracter
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαρακτήρας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

karakter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

personlighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

egenskap
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of character

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHARACTER»

The term «character» is very widely used and occupies the 2.725 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHARACTER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about character

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CHARACTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word character.
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Jeff Abbott
I believe the most intricate plot won't matter much to readers if they don't care about the characters, especially in a series. So I try to focus hard on making each character, whether villain or hero, have an interesting flaw that readers can relate to.
2
Peter Ackroyd
London has always provided the landscape for my imagination. It becomes a character - a living being - within each of my books.
3
Naveen Andrews
I couldn't bloody believe a prime-time TV show would have an Iraqi ex-Republican Guard torturer as a main character.
4
Valerie Azlynn
I feel really proud of my work on 'Sullivan & Son.' It's a really different character for me. I was excited to play this really tough, sweet smart, quirky girl because that's who I am at my core, but that's never who I was playing. The show is like my pride and joy.
5
Stephen Bayley
I have a character failing. I am quite incapable of identifying with anything whole-heartedly. Whatever I am doing, I am always planning to do something else. I would rather travel than arrive.
6
Andrea Bocelli
Every audience has its character; I like America - they love me. I suffer from stage fright, but in America not so much.
7
John Boyega
I'd like to be in anything that tells a good story and has an interesting character.
8
Jim Broadbent
In Hollywood films everything is tidied up at the end with clean lines and clean character definitions. It's sort of unsatisfying.
9
Jez Butterworth
If you can write a character who is attractive but morally reprehensible, then you've got a character. It's got to feel like people I know and it doesn't just become a bag of tricks.
10
James F. Cooper
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHARACTER»

Discover the use of character in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to character and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Character: Who You Are When No One's Looking
Six studies, drawn from Bill Hybels's Who You Are When No One's Looking, focus on the qualities that are the foundation of character: courage, discipline, vision, endurance, compassion and self-sacrifice.
Bill Hybels, Dale Larsen, Sandy Larsen, 1994
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Character
Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Samuel Smiles, 2008
3
Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior
This book is a provocative contribution to contemporary ethics and moral psychology, challenging fundamental assumptions about character dating to Aristotle.
John Michael Doris, 2002
4
Character: How to Strengthen It
It is the mastery of self at its highest expression. This guide shows how to mold your character to best effect.
D. Starke, 2008
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Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum ...
How, asks Ariela J. Gross, did communities reconcile the dilemmas such trials raised concerning the character of slaves and masters?
Ariela J. Gross, 2006
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Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification
This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits.
Christopher Peterson, Martin E. P. Seligman, 2004
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Character Strengths and Virtues : A Handbook and ...
This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.
Christopher Peterson Professor of Psychology University of Michigan, Martin E. P. Seligman Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology University of Pennsylvania, 2004
8
Creative Character Design
Create compelling, original characters using archetypes and design elements such as shadows and line with the tips and techniques found in this image-packed book.
Bryan Tillman, 2012
9
Character Animation Fundamentals: Developing Skills for 2D ...
Advance beyond the fundamentals of 2D and 3D character animation with the companion website which includes short demonstration movies, 2D and 3D exercises and fully rigged character models.
Steve Roberts, 2012
10
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power ...
Challenges conventional views about standardized testing to argue that success is more determined by self-discipline, and describes the work of pioneering researchers and educators who have enabled effective new teaching methods.
Paul Tough, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHARACTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term character is used in the context of the following news items.
1
QPR reservations over Ravel Morrison's character halt move for …
A return to London for the 22-year-old seemed to be progressing last week but there are understood to be reservations at QPR about the ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Which “Parks And Recreation” Character Would Be Your BFF?
This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
3
Character assassination
Mudslinging and character assassination is a way of engaging in battle underhandedly by those who cannot fight fairly and on an even playing ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
4
Overwatch's newest character is Soldier: 76
Soldier: 76 is the 15th playable character to be revealed for Overwatch, which is still in alpha. A closed beta is expected to launch later this year ... «Eurogamer.net, Jul 15»
5
Nats' newest Racing President looks like a Sopranos character
Several people have remarked that the newest member of the Nationals' Racing Presidents, Calvin Coolidge, bears a striking resemblance to ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
6
Fantastic Four actress Kate Mara on her character's superhero …
Fantastic Four actress Kate Mara on her character's superhero powers and the energy she preserves for them. 18:05, 7 July 2015; By Simone O'Kane ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Ghostbusters: Michael K Williams - Omar from The Wire - cast as …
... Omar Little in the hit US crime drama, a part he bagged after just one audition, and now he will star as a mystery character named Hawkins. «The Independent, Jul 15»
8
Ranveer Singh puts on a special perfume to get into the character of …
We have heard of all the things actors do to stay in their character, but I recently had the rare chance to be on a Sanjay Leela Bhansali set, ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
9
Ivey and SIGMA Define and Measure Leadership Character
Share with LinkedIn. LONDON, ON, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Leadership character is a critical element of leadership that should not and cannot be ignored. «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
10
Can You Be Both Confident and Humble? The Road to Success …
David Brooks has written several op-ed pieces for The New York Times, coinciding with the launch of his new book The Road to Character. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»

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