character, role, theatrical role, part, persona(noun)
an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
"she played the part of Desdemona"
(Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
"a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
A social role.
A character played by an actor.
The mask or appearance one presents to the world.
A type of skin used in Mozilla software.
Origin: From persona, sometimes said to derive from personare or from 03180304031303140316.
same as Person, n., 8
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
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.]
The numerical value of persona in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of persona in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of persona in a Sentence
He be the persona of the peoples.
Review not a writer; read, analyze and understand its writing, which also mirrors and reflects its thoughts and persona.
Paul Manafort, who remained silent in the face of accusations, watched as Paul Manafort public persona was smashed to smithereens.
Every so often deliberately participate in inappropriate behavior, but don’t tell anyone. In this way, your public persona shall remain intact.
Every fragrance, fragrances and identifies its flower and original nature; similarly, every attitude demonstrates and illustrates its character and persona.
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