What does persona mean?

Definitions for personapərˈsoʊ nə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. character, role, theatrical role, part, persona(noun)

    an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

    "she played the part of Desdemona"

  2. persona, image(noun)

    (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world

    "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"

Wiktionary

  1. persona(Noun)

    A social role.

  2. persona(Noun)

    A character played by an actor.

  3. persona(Noun)

    The mask or appearance one presents to the world.

  4. persona(Noun)

    A type of skin used in Mozilla software.

  5. Origin: From persona, sometimes said to derive from personare or from 03180304031303140316.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persona(noun)

    same as Person, n., 8

  2. Origin: [L.]

Freebase

  1. Persona

    A persona, in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor. The word is derived from Latin, where it originally referred to a theatrical mask. The Latin word probably derived from the Etruscan word "phersu", with the same meaning, and that from the Greek πρόσωπον. Its meaning in the latter Roman period changed to indicate a "character" of a theatrical performance or court of law, when it became apparent that different individuals could assume the same role, and legal attributes such as rights, powers, and duties followed the role. The same individuals as actors could play different roles, each with its own legal attributes, sometimes even in the same court appearance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Persona

    pėr-sō′na, n. a person.—Persona grata, a person who is acceptable to those to whom he is sent.—Dramatis personæ, the characters in a play or story. [L.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persona in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persona in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roy Ratcliff:

    He sort of played with his persona to exaggerate it and make people more fearful, this was just his way — a morbid humor to deal with his hopeless situation.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Siempre se puede reinventar a ti mismo, y hacerte una mejor persona - no importa quién eres, y no importa en qué lugar del mundo te vienen. Reinventar, siempre!

  3. Larry Wilmore:

    I don't always feel like I have to have a strong opinion about something, sometimes I'm agnostic about an issue and my whole thing is to try and get more information. That's part of my comic persona, too. I call myself a passionate centrist, which means half the time I disagree with myself.

  4. Jim Carrey:

    I ’m in the process of shedding layers of persona at this time in my life, so I ’m very happy to here for these guys and watch these guys enter this world and create these characters who are looking to create a cadence and a persona and something that will draw people's attention to them ….

  5. Eytan Gilboa:

    He won't get another invitation to the White House, he will be considered 'persona non grata', i don't expect a complete breakdown in the relationship, in terms of cooperation on security and the supply of weapons. But he is going to find a more hostile White House and State Department and he himself is burned.

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