from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Personifying a person or object when communicating to an audience.
- n. Personification of an abstraction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A figure by which things are represented as persons, or by which things inanimate are spoken of as animated beings; also, a figure by which an absent person is introduced as speaking, or a deceased person is represented as alive and present. It includes personification, but is more extensive in its signification.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, making (that is, inventing or imagining) a person; in rhetoric, originally, introduction, in a discourse or composition, of a pretended speaker, whether a person absent or deceased, or an abstraction or inanimate object: in modern usage generally limited to the latter sense, and accordingly equivalent to personification.
- n. See prosopopeia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
From Ancient Greek προσωποποιία ("dramatization, the putting of speeches into the mouths of characters"). (Wiktionary)