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character actress an actress who specializes in supporting roles, esp. in the portrayal of eccentric or distinctive characters.
characteristic indicating the typical or distinguishing attributes and qualities of a person, group, action, or thing. [3 definitions]
characterization a representation or portrayal of a person's unique qualities. [3 definitions]
characterize to describe (someone or something) in terms of what one considers to be the most distinguishing feature or features; ascribe certain characteristics to. [2 definitions]
characterless combined form of character.
character sketch a short written piece describing a person. [2 definitions]
charade (usu. pl.) a game in which each player must act out a word or phrase without speaking, while the other teammates must try to guess it. [2 definitions]
charbroil to broil over burning charcoal.
charcoal solid black carbon resulting from heating wood or other organic substances in a relatively airless enclosure. [7 definitions]
chard a variety of cultivated beet having large leafstalks and leaves, which are used as a vegetable.
chardonnay (often cap.) a dry white table wine. [2 definitions]
charge to give (someone) a responsibility or duty. [21 definitions]
chargeable combined form of charge.
charge account a business arrangement between a buyer and seller in which the seller allows the buyer to charge purchases to an account, for which he or she will be billed later.
charge card see credit card.
chargé d'affaires a foreign service official who takes charge of diplomatic business whenever an ambassador or minister is temporarily absent. [2 definitions]
charger a thing or person that charges. [3 definitions]
chariness frugality or miserliness. [2 definitions]
chariot in ancient times, a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle driven from a standing position. [3 definitions]
charioteer one who drives a chariot. [2 definitions]
charisma an unusual ability to influence people and arouse devotion. [2 definitions]