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character /'kæriktə/
  • danh từ
    • tính nết, tính cách; cá tính
    • đặc tính, đặc điểm; nét đặc sắc
      • work that locks character: tác phẩm không có gì đặc sắc
    • chí khí, nghị lực
      • a man of character: người có chí khí
    • nhân vật
      • the characters in a novel: những nhân vật trong một quyển tiểu thuyết
      • a public character: nhân vật nổi tiếng
    • người lập dị
      • character actor: diễn viên chuyên đóng vai lập dị
    • tên tuổi, danh tiếng, tiếng
      • to have an excellent character for honesty: nổi tiếng về chân thật
    • giấy chứng nhận (về năng lực, đạo đức...)
      • a good character: giấy chứng nhận tốt
    • chữ; nét chữ (của ai)
      • books in chinese character: sách chữ Trung quốc
    • in (out of) character
      • hợp (không hợp) với tính chất của diễn viên (vai kịch); hợp (không hợp) với đặc tính của ai
Concise Dictionary
characters'kærəktə
noun
+an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
+a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
+the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
+an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
+a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
+good repute
+a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
+a written symbol that is used to represent speech
+(genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
verb
+engrave or inscribe characters on
Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 brand, stamp, mark, symbol, monogram, insigne, badge, emblem, sign, seal, label; letter, number, figure, type, sort, arbitrary, peculiar, rune, hieroglyphic or hieroglyph:
They used to brand the character of a horse on the forehead of their slaves. We shall need to obtain a set of Cyrillic characters if we are going to print Russian texts.
2 characteristic, quality, distinction, trait, feature, mark; sort, kind, type, nature, description, attribute; idiosyncrasy, peculiarity:
He now tried to give the war the character of a crusade. It is the character of some people to be curious.
3 morality, honesty, integrity, respectability, rectitude, honour, courage, goodness:
Everyone agrees that she is a person of outstanding character.
4 person, personage, personality, individual:
Cobbett had more sagacity and foresight than any other public character of his time.
5 role, part, personality, characterization, dramatis persona:
He played the character of Caesar.
6 eccentric, card, Colloq oddball, nut, nutter, loony, bat, weirdo, nutcase, screwball, crackpot, fruit cake, Australian and old-fashioned Brit cove:
She was regarded as quite a character because of her many strange habits.
7 role, position, status, capacity:
He assumes the character of a Dutch uncle when he speaks to me.
8 in character. fitting, proper, suitable, in keeping, typical, normal, expected, characteristic:
It is completely in character for Len to criticize everything he encounters.
9 out of character. untypical, atypical, uncharacteristic, abnormal, unexpected, unfitting:
It would be out of character for Janet to refuse help to someone in need.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
qualities / features
1 [C, usually sing.] all the qualities and features that make a person, groups of people, and places different from others: to have a strong / weak character + character traits / defects + The book gives a fascinating insight into Mrs Blair's character. + Generosity is part of the American character. + The character of the neighbourhood hasn't changed at all.
2 [C, usually sing, U] the way that sth is, or a particular quality or feature that a thing, an event or a place has: the delicate character of the light in the evening + The police pointed out the illegal character of the protest action. + buildings that are very simple in character
3 [U] (approving) strong personal qualities such as the ability to deal with difficult or dangerous situations: Everyone admires her strength of character and determination. + He showed great character returning to the sport after his accident. + Adventure camps are considered to be character-building (= meant to improve sb's strong qualities).
4 [U] (usually approving) the interesting or unusual quality that a place or a person has: The modern hotels here have no real character. + a face with a lot of character
strange / interesting person
5 [C] (informal) (used with an adjective) a person, particularly an unpleasant or strange one: There were some really strange characters hanging around the bar.
6 [C] (informal) an interesting or unusual person: She's a character!
reputation
7 [C, U] (formal) the opinion that people have of you, particularly of whether you can be trusted or relied on: a man of good character and integrity + She was a victim of character assassination (= an unfair attack on the good opinion people had of her). + a slur / attack on his character + My teacher agreed to be a character witness for me in court. + a character reference (= a letter sb who knows you well writes to an employer to tell them about your good qualities)
in book / play / movie
8 [C] a person or an animal in a book, play or film/movie: a major / minor character in the book + cartoon characters + Clint Eastwood's character is the most sympathetic in the movie.
symbol / letter
9 [C] a letter, sign, mark or symbol used in writing, printing or on computers: Chinese characters + a line 30 characters long + optical character recognition
Idioms: in character
out of character typical/not typical of a person's character: Her behaviour last night was completely out of character.
in character (with sth) in the same style as sth: The new wing of the museum was not really in character with the rest of the building.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 person's nature/person with a particular nature

ADJ.

good, excellent, exemplary, impeccable | generous, gentle, likeable, lovable, popular | colourful, larger-than-life, lively, real
You must have come across some real characters, working in the circus.
| reformed
He used to go out every night, but now he's a reformed character.
| complex, elusive, enigmatic, odd | forceful, formidable, strong | weak | volatile | prickly, unpleasant | bad, evil, ruthless, violent | dubious, shady, suspicious
Who's that suspicious character hanging around outside?
| true | local
The pub was full of colourful local characters.
| human | moral
a woman of impeccable moral character

VERB + CHARACTER

be, have | form, make up | reveal
She revealed her true character when anyone disagreed with her.
| conceal, hide | reflect
His scruffy appearance does not reflect his character.

CHARACTER + NOUN

trait | defect | change
She's undergone a complete character change since her promotion.
| reference
Applicants were required to obtain character references before being considered for the work.
| assassination
The defence lawyer attempted a character assassination of the witness (= tried to show the witness had a bad character).
| actor, actress

PREP.

in sb's ~
It's not in his character to tell lies.
| out of ~
The lawyer argued that his client's violent behaviour was out of character.

2 nature of sth

ADJ.

distinctive, individual, unique | essential, fundamental, intrinsic | original | traditional
The renovated buildings retain their traditional character.
| international, national, regional
Food in Italy has a distinct regional character. the features that make up the national character
| intimate | public
the public character of material published on the Internet
| serious
offences of a serious character
| military, political | rural, urban
The development detracts from the rural character of the area.

VERB + CHARACTER

have
Each house in the street has its own distinctive character.
| assume, take on
As you move north, the landscape takes on a different character.
| form, make up
factors that form the character of a nation
| lose
The town centre has lost much of its original character.
| retain | preserve | give sth
It's the basil that gives the sauce its essential character.

PREP.

in ~
The houses areMediterranean in character.

3 interesting quality that sth has

ADJ.

considerable, great

VERB + CHARACTER

have
His face has character?I'll say that for it.
| add, give sth
the individual touches that give character to a house

PREP.

of ~
buildings of considerable character

PHRASES

full of character
The restaurant is cheap and full of character.
| have a character of its own/all (of) its own
Your handwriting has a character of its own.

4 person's inner strength

ADJ.

great

VERB + CHARACTER

show
The team showed great character in coming back to win.
| build
Adventure camps are considered to be character-building.

PHRASES

strength of character

5 person in a story/film, etc.

ADJ.

central, chief, leading, main, principal | minor, supporting | fictional, fictitious | believable | sympathetic, unsympathetic | comic, heroic, tragic | cartoon

VERB + CHARACTER

play, portray
The main character is played by Nicole Kidman.
| develop
the artist who developed the Superman character
| kill off
The writers killed off her character when she wanted to leave the soap.

CHARACTER + NOUN

development

PREP.

in ~
The actors remained in character to answer questions from the audience.

6 letter/sign in writing/printing

ADJ.

Chinese | ASCII, numeric

QUANT.

set, string

VERB + CHARACTER

insert | delete

CHARACTER + NOUN

set, string



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