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Character vs. Pawn — What's the Difference?

Character vs. Pawn — What's the Difference?

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Character

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

Pawn

A chess piece of the smallest size and value, that moves one square forwards along its file if unobstructed (or two on the first move), or one square diagonally forwards when making a capture. Each player begins with eight pawns on the second rank, and can promote a pawn to become any other piece (typically a queen) if it reaches the opponent's end of the board.

Character

The distinguishing nature of something.

Pawn

An object left as security for money lent
The bank did lend money upon pawns at low interest

Character

Moral strength; integrity
An educational program designed to develop character.
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Pawn

Deposit (an object) with a pawnbroker as security for money lent
I pawned the necklace to cover the loan

Character

Public estimation of someone; reputation
Personal attacks that damaged her character.

Pawn

Something given as security for a loan; a pledge or guaranty.

Character

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

Pawn

The condition of being held as a pledge against the payment of a loan
Jewels in pawn.

Character

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).

Pawn

A person serving as security; a hostage.

Character

A person considered funny or eccentric
Catcalls from some character in the back row.

Pawn

The act of pawning.

Character

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

Pawn

Abbr. P(Games) A chess piece of lowest value that may move forward one square at a time or two squares in the first move, capture other pieces only on a one-space diagonal forward move, and be promoted to any piece other than a king upon reaching the eighth rank.

Character

A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation
A cartoon character.

Pawn

A person or an entity used to further the purposes of another
An underdeveloped nation that was a pawn in international politics.

Character

Characterization in fiction or drama
A script that is weak in plot but strong in character.

Pawn

To give or deposit (personal property) as security for the payment of money borrowed.

Character

Status or role; capacity
In his character as the father.

Pawn

To risk; hazard
Pawn one's honor.

Character

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

Pawn

(chess) The most numerous chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess, each side starts with eight; moves are only forward, and attacks are only diagonally or en passant.

Character

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

Pawn

(figurative) Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end.
Though a pawn of the gods, her departure is the precipitating cause of the Trojan War.

Character

A mark or symbol used in a writing system.

Pawn

(uncountable) The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge.
All our jewellery was in pawn by this stage.

Character

A Chinese character.

Pawn

An instance of pawning something.

Character

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

Pawn

An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge.

Character

The numerical code representing such a character.

Pawn

(rare) A pawnshop; pawnbroker.

Character

(Mathematics) The trace function of a representation.

Pawn

A gallery.

Character

A style of printing or writing
"Here is the hand and seal of the Duke.
You know the character" (Shakespeare).

Pawn

To pledge; to stake or wager.

Character

A cipher or code for secret writing.

Pawn

To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.

Character

Of or relating to one's character.

Pawn

See Pan, the masticatory.

Character

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

Pawn

A man or piece of the lowest rank.

Character

Of or relating to the interpretation of such roles by an actor
The character part of the hero's devoted mother.

Pawn

State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown.
As the morning dew is a pawn of the evening fatness.

Character

Dedicated to the portrayal of a person with regard to distinguishing psychological or physical features
A character sketch.

Pawn

A stake hazarded in a wager.
My life I never held but as a pawnTo wage against thy enemies.

Character

To write, print, engrave, or inscribe.

Pawn

To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
And pawned the last remaining piece of plate.

Character

To portray or describe; characterize.

Pawn

To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
Pawning his honor to obtain his lust.

Character

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

Pawn

An article deposited as security

Character

(countable) A distinguishing feature; characteristic; trait; phene.
A single locus governing the petal colour character was detected on the linkage group A2.

Pawn

A person used by another to gain an end

Character

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.

Pawn

(chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank

Character

(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."

Pawn

Borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan

Character

(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.

Pawn

Leave as a guarantee in return for money;
Pawn your grandfather's gold watch

Character

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

Character

Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the particular form of letters used by a person or people.
An inscription in the Runic character

Character

A secret cipher; a way of writing in code.

Character

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

Character

A person or individual, especially one who is unknown.
We saw a shady character slinking out of the office with some papers.
That old guy is a real character.

Character

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

Character

(countable) Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty.
In the miserable character of a slave
In his character as a magistrate

Character

The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation.
A man's character for truth and veracity
Her actions give her a bad character.

Character

A reference given to a servant, attesting to their behaviour, competence, etc.

Character

Personal appearance.

Character

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

Character

A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol.
It were much to be wished that there were throughout the world but one sort of character for each letter to express it to the eye.

Character

Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the peculiar form of letters used by a particular person or people; as, an inscription in the Runic character.
You know the character to be your brother's?

Character

The peculiar quality, or the sum of qualities, by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others; the stamp impressed by nature, education, or habit; that which a person or thing really is; nature; disposition.
The character or that dominion.
Know well each Ancient's proper character;His fable, subject, scope in every page;Religion, Country, genius of his Age.
A man of . . . thoroughly subservient character.

Character

Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.

Character

Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.

Character

Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty; as, in the miserable character of a slave; in his character as a magistrate; her character as a daughter.

Character

The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation; as, a man's character for truth and veracity; to give one a bad character.
This subterraneous passage is much mended since Seneca gave so bad a character of it.

Character

A written statement as to behavior, competency, etc., given to a servant.

Character

A unique or extraordinary individuality; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits; a person who illustrates certain phases of character; as, Randolph was a character; Cæsar is a great historical character.

Character

One of the persons of a drama or novel.

Character

To engrave; to inscribe.
These trees shall be my books.And in their barks my thoughts I 'll character.

Character

To distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize.

Character

An imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story);
She is the main character in the novel

Character

A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something;
Each town has a quality all its own
The radical character of our demands

Character

The inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions;
Education has for its object the formation of character

Character

An actor's portrayal of someone in a play;
She played the part of Desdemona

Character

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

Character

Good repute;
He is a man of character

Character

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

Character

A written symbol that is used to represent speech;
The Greek alphabet has 24 characters

Character

Engrave or inscribe characters on

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