Character vs. Letter

Character vs. Letter — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Character and Letter

Characternoun

The combination of mental characteristics and behavior that distinguishes a person or group.

Letternoun

A written symbol or character representing a speech sound and being a component of an alphabet.

Characternoun

The distinguishing nature of something.

Letternoun

A written symbol or character used in the graphemic representation of a word, such as the h in Thames. See Note at Thames.

Characternoun

Moral strength; integrity

an educational program designed to develop character.

Letternoun

A written or printed communication directed to a person or organization.

Characternoun

Public estimation of someone; reputation

personal attacks that damaged her character.

Letternoun

often letters A certified document granting rights to its bearer.

Characternoun

(Biology) A structure, function, or attribute of an organism, influenced by genetic, environmental, and developmental factors.

Letternoun

Literal meaning

had to adhere to the letter of the law.

Characternoun

A person considered as having a specific quality or attribute

"Being a man of the world and a public character, [he] took everything as a matter of course" (George Eliot).

Letternoun

Literary culture; belles-lettres.

Characternoun

A person considered funny or eccentric

catcalls from some character in the back row.

Letternoun

Learning or knowledge, especially of literature.

Characternoun

A person portrayed in an artistic piece, such as a drama or novel.

Letternoun

Literature or writing as a profession.

Characternoun

A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation

a cartoon character.

Letternoun

A piece of type that prints a single character.

Characternoun

Characterization in fiction or drama

a script that is weak in plot but strong in character.

Letternoun

A specific style of type.

Characternoun

Status or role; capacity

in his character as the father.

Letternoun

The characters in one style of type.

Characternoun

A description of a person's attributes, traits, or abilities.

Letternoun

An emblem in the shape of the initial of a school awarded for outstanding performance, especially in varsity athletics.

Characternoun

A formal written statement as to competency and dependability, given by an employer to a former employee; a recommendation.

Letterverb

To write letters on

lettered the paper.

Characternoun

A mark or symbol used in a writing system.

Letterverb

To write in letters

lettered our name on the mailbox.

Characternoun

A Chinese character.

Letterverb

To write or form letters.

Characternoun

One of a set of symbols, such as letters or numbers, that are arranged to express information.

Letterverb

To earn a school letter, as for outstanding athletic achievement

She lettered in three collegiate sports.

Characternoun

The numerical code representing such a character.

Letternoun

A symbol in an alphabet.

There are twenty-six letters in the English alphabet.

Characternoun

(Mathematics) The trace function of a representation.

Letternoun

A written or printed communication, generally longer and more formal than a note.

I wrote a letter to my sister about my life.

Characternoun

A style of printing or writing

"Here is the hand and seal of the Duke.you know the character" (Shakespeare).

Letternoun

The literal meaning of something, as distinguished from its intended and remoter meaning (often contrasted with the spirit).

Characternoun

A cipher or code for secret writing.

Letternoun

Literature.

Benjamin Franklin was multiskilled – a scientist, politician and a man of letters.

Characteradjective

Of or relating to one's character.

Letternoun

(law) A division unit of a piece of law marked by a letter of the alphabet.

Letter (b) constitutes an exception to this provision.

Characteradjective

Specializing in the interpretation of often minor roles that emphasize fixed personality traits or specific physical characteristics

a character actor.

Letternoun

A size of paper, 8½ in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm, US paper sizes rounded to the nearest 5 mm).

Characteradjective

Of or relating to the interpretation of such roles by an actor

the character part of the hero's devoted mother.

Letternoun

A size of paper, 215 mm × 280 mm.

Characteradjective

Dedicated to the portrayal of a person with regard to distinguishing psychological or physical features

a character sketch.

Letternoun

clipping of varsity letter

Characterverb

To write, print, engrave, or inscribe.

Letternoun

A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.

Characterverb

To portray or describe; characterize.

Letternoun

One who lets, or lets out.

the letter of a rooma blood-letter

Characternoun

(countable) A being involved in the action of a story.

Letternoun

(archaic) One who retards or hinders.

Characternoun

(countable) A distinguishing feature; characteristic; trait; phene.

A single locus governing the petal colour character was detected on the linkage group A2.

Letterverb

(transitive) To print, inscribe, or paint letters on something.

Characternoun

A complex of traits marking a person, group, breed, or type.

A study of the suspect's character and his cast iron alibi ruled him out.

Letterverb

To earn a varsity letter (award).

Characternoun

(uncountable) Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; moral strength.

He has a great deal of character."You may not like to eat liver," said Calvin's father, "but it builds character."

Letternoun

a written message addressed to a person or organization;

mailed an indignant letter to the editor

Characternoun

(countable) A unique or extraordinary individual; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits, especially charisma.

Julius Caesar is a great historical character.That bloke is such a character.

Letternoun

the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech;

his grandmother taught him his letters

Characternoun

(countable) A written or printed symbol, or letter.

Letternoun

a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention);

he followed instructions to the letterhe obeyed the letter of the law

Characternoun

Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the particular form of letters used by a person or people.

an inscription in the Runic character

Letternoun

an award earned by participation in a school sport;

he won letters in three sports

Characternoun

A secret cipher; a way of writing in code.

Letternoun

owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire

Characternoun

One of the basic elements making up a text file or string: a code representing a printing character or a control character.

Letterverb

win an athletic letter

Characternoun

A person or individual, especially one who is unknown or raises suspicions.

We saw a shady character slinking out of the office with some papers.That old guy is a real character.

Letterverb

set down or print with letters

Characternoun

A complex number representing an element of a finite Abelian group.

Letterverb

mark letters on or mark with letters

Characternoun

(countable) Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty.

in the miserable character of a slavein his character as a magistrate

Characternoun

The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation.

a man's character for truth and veracityHer actions give her a bad character.

Characternoun

A reference given to a servant, attesting to his/her behaviour, competence, etc.

Characternoun

Personal appearance.

Characterverb

(obsolete) To write (using characters); to describe.

Characternoun

an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story);

she is the main character in the novel

Characternoun

a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something;

each town has a quality all its ownthe radical character of our demands

Characternoun

the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions;

education has for its object the formation of character

Characternoun

an actor's portrayal of someone in a play;

she played the part of Desdemona

Characternoun

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);

a real charactera strange charactera friendly eccentricthe capable typea mental case

Characternoun

good repute;

he is a man of character

Characternoun

a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability;

requests for character references are all to often answered evasively

Characternoun

a written symbol that is used to represent speech;

the Greek alphabet has 24 characters

Characterverb

engrave or inscribe characters on