n. A mark made by cutting, stamping, or engraving, as on stone, metal, or other hard material; hence, a mark or figure, written or printed, and used to communicate thought, as in the formation of words; a letter, figure, or sign.n. Hence The peculiar form or style of letters used by a particular person; handwriting; any system of written, engraved, or printed symbols employed by a particular race or nation of people to record or communicate thought: as, the Greek character; the Runic character; the Hebrew character.n. A cipher.n. A distinguishing mark or characteristic; any one of the properties or qualities which serve to distinguish one person or thing from others; a peculiarity by which a thing may be recognized, described, and classified.n. The combination of properties, qualities, or peculiarities which distinguishes one person or thing, or one group of persons or things, from others; specifically, the sum of the inherited and acquired ethical traits which give to a person his moral individuality.n. The moral qualities assigned to a person by repute; the estimate attached to an individual by the community in which he lives; good or bad reputation, standing: as, a character for veracity or mendacity.n. Specifically Good qualities, or the reputation of possessing them; good reputation: as, a man of worth and character.n. The qualities, course of action, or rôle appropriate to a given person, station in life, profession, etc.n. Strongly marked distinctive qualities of any kind: as, a man with a great deal of character.n. An account or statement of the qualities or peculiarities of a person or thing; specifically, an oral or a written statement with regard to the standing or qualifications of any one, as a servant or an employee.n. A person; a personage: as, the noble characters of ancient history; a disreputable character; specifically, one of the persons represented in a drama, or in fiction.n. A person of marked peculiarities; an odd person: used absolutely: as, he was a character.n. A stamp or representation; type.To engrave; inscribe; write.To ascribe a certain character to; characterize; describe.To give expression to, as mental qualities to the countenance.n. Hence— Appropriate; fitting.