usage: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
6. character, repute, reputation
usage: good repute; "he is a man of character"
7. character, reference, character reference, recommendation, testimonial, good word
usage: 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 too often answered evasively"
8. character, grapheme, graphic symbol, written symbol, printed symbol
usage: a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
9. character, attribute
usage: (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes