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Definition of Character

Character

  1. A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.
  5. Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A written statement as to behavior, competency, etc., given to a servant.
  9. 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.
  10. One of the persons of a drama or novel.
  11. To engrave; to inscribe.
  12. To distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize.

Character Quotations

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
Walter Anderson

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Dennis Prager

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.
James E. Faust

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln
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Character Translations

character in Afrikaans is teken, karakter
character in Danish is karakter, tegn
character in Dutch is karakter, aard, geaardheid
character in Finnish is merkki
character in German is Schriftzeichen, Symbol
character in Italian is natura, simbolo
character in Latin is virtus, animus, ars; artis, mores; morium
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