from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A system of characters or symbols used to express or convey thought and meaning.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That which constitutes or indicates character; that in anything which indicates its qualities; a character or characteristic.
- noun The act or art of characterizing; characterization by means of words or representation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The art or means of characterizing; a system of signs or characters; symbolism; distinctive mark.
- noun obsolete That which is charactered; the meaning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete The art or means of
characterizing; a systemof signsor characters; symbolism; distinctive mark.
- noun obsolete That which is
charactered; the meaning.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It is a picture of the hero's return, good for all ages in its living outline, composed in that 'charactery' which lays the past and future open.
The characters are not, perhaps, quite so charactery as some others I could name, but they're beautifully drawn.
Imber's voice sank in whisperful awe as he crackled the sheets 'twixt thumb and finger and stared at the charactery scrawled thereon.
Thankfully, I read rather a lot of good (by which I mean charactery) science fiction throughout January and February.
Something different from what we had been doing and go a another way that people would respond too and make it more “charactery” and slightly darker especially if we got the right cast which we did.
C: I thought it would be fun to play something really charactery.
Okay, does anyone versed in kanji or Han charactery have any clue what those last two posts were about?
His mouth was lined with charactery which told her that he had been bidden to take the hint as to the future which she had been bidden to give.
She became very pale, and a rigid and desolate charactery took possession of her face.
But Adrian read with uncertain aim the charactery of her face, and might mistake. —