What does persona mean?

Definitions for persona
pərˈsoʊ nəper·sona

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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.

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

  2. persona(Noun)

    A character played by an actor.

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

  3. persona(Noun)

    The mask or appearance one presents to the world.

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

  4. persona(Noun)

    A type of skin used in Mozilla software.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persona(noun)

    same as Person, n., 8

    Etymology: [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.]

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How to say persona in sign language?

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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

Examples of persona in a Sentence

  1. New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey:

    I'm very impressed, I think he's done a very good job, his resume couldn't be better, his principles are fundamentally and yet his persona is, to use an overworked expression Reaganesque, in that he is a kind man at heart and people don't feel threatened by his conservative point of view.

  2. Steve Deace:

    His entire campaign is based on him being a blunt instrument he can get back at Washington with. If he dulls those edges, that would be the death knell for him. it will be interesting to see how Scott Walker performs in this environment. I think we have to see if this [debate] diminishes his stature or he is able to craft an everyman persona who is a nice contrast to the bigger personalities.

  3. Kim Cattrall:

    We’ve never been friends, we’ve been colleagues and in some ways it’s a very healthy place to be because then you have a clear line between your professional life and relationship and your persona. ‘ SEX AND THE CITY ’ STAR KIM CATTRALL CLAIMS SHOW PREVENTED HER FROM HAVING CHILDREN They all have children and I am 10 years older and since specifically the series ended, I have been spending most of my time outside of New York so I don’t see them. The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over.

  4. Leandro Cipoloni:

    Pelé was a persona non grata with the national team because of Hawilla's scheme. That shows you who was running the CBF's business under Ricardo Teixeira, now the house of cards is coming down.

  5. Hanoch Gutfreund:

    Thats rare in scientific persona, einstein already has become a myth detached from his real person, and this myth will perpetuate itself for years to come and I dont see an end to it.

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