Day 2808: Character

Because of the kind of character I am, I’m going to start this blog post with a definition of “character.”

character

noun

char·​ac·​ter | \ ˈker-ik-tər , ˈka-rik- \

1a: one of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual.
“This is a side of her character that few people have seen.”
b(1): a feature used to separate distinguishable things into categories.
advertising of a very primitive character
(2): the aggregate of distinctive qualities characteristic of a breed, strain, or type.
a wine of great character
(3): the detectable expression of the action of a gene or group of genes.
c: the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person, group, or nation.
the character of the American people
d: main or essential nature especially as strongly marked and serving to distinguish.
excess sewage gradually changed the character of the lake
2a: one of the persons of a drama or novel.
b: the personality or part which an actor recreates.
an actress who can create a character convincingly
c: characterization especially in drama or fiction.
a novelist good in both character and setting.
d: PERSON, INDIVIDUAL
a suspicious character
e: a person marked by notable or conspicuous traits.
quite a character
3: moral excellence and firmness.
a man of sound character
4a: a graphic symbol (such as a hieroglyph or alphabet letter) used in writing or printing.
b: a symbol (such as a letter or number) that represents information.
mathematical characters
also : a representation of such a symbol that may be accepted by a computer.
c: a magical or astrological emblem.
d: ALPHABET
e(1): WRITING, PRINTING
(2): style of writing or printing.
You know the character to be your brother’s?
— Shakespeare
(3): CIPHER
f: a conventionalized graphic device placed on an object as an indication of ownership, origin, or relationship.
5: REPUTATION
the scandal has damaged his character and image
6: POSITION, CAPACITY
his character as a town official
7: REFERENCE sense 4b
8: a short literary sketch of the qualities of a social type
in character
: in accord with a person’s usual qualities or traits
behaving in character
out of character
: not in accord with a person’s usual qualities or traits
his rudeness was completely out of character

I tried to add and remove some characters to that long definition to make it clearer but, because I’m an impatient character, I gave up before the ending.

People we know of excellent character have sent us sweet condolence cards characterizing our late kitty Oscar as a character.

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I so appreciate the loving character of Janet, Ray, Lydia, and Bob.

Harley, who has a more nervous character than Oscar did,  is sitting next to me on the sofa as I’m typing the characters in this post.

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What character(s) do you notice in my other photos, which I will characterize as “recent”?

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Here‘s “The Top 10 Movie Character Musical Themes.”

Here‘s somebody with character playing “The Imperial March” (#3 in the Top 10 Movie Character Musical Themes) during day 55 of the Black Lives Matter protests in Portland:

I look forward to all the characters left by various characters in the comments section, below.

Many thanks to all the characters who help me create this daily blog, including YOU!

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18 thoughts on “Day 2808: Character

  1. I am a huge fan of ‘characters’ of all kinds. I find human and animals who are characters to be the most interesting beings. when people say ‘you are such a character!’ I see that as a wonderful compliment. p.s. I have made you a card and if you’ll share your address with me, I can actually send it to you )

  2. Lordy, Lordy!! Who woulda thunk one word could have such diverse meanings? Do you imagine there’s another word in the English language with a more diverse character?

    • I do imagine that there are other words in the English language with a more diverse character, but I don’t have the character to figure that out in the moment. Thank you, Jan, for all the characters in your comment and also for your exemplary character.

  3. You have a soft heart and a strong character, my dear friend! (●’ᴗ’σ)σணღ*

  4. It’s very fitting that “character” can’t be summed up by a single definition, and that some of the definitions even seem to contradict each other. We are all characters who contain multitudes.

  5. From the gnome to the un-gnome.

  6. Harley looks friendlier and more sociable than he may really be (compared to other cats), but a very sweet cat all the same. I am glad that he snuggled up on the sofa not too far from you, probably a little bit lonely for Oscar even if he wouldn’t put it that way.

    I’m glad that people are sending you condolence notes about Oscar.

  7. I love the three shadow characters. And of course, the rocks. Lots of beautiful soothing photos today.

    • I love that you loved the shadows of my husband, my son, and me. Thanks for all the characters in this beautiful comment, Lisa.

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