personage

  • 1Personage — Per son*age (p[ e]r s[u^]n*[als]j: 48), n. [F. personnage.] 1. Form, appearance, or belongings of a person; the external appearance, stature, figure, air, and the like, of a person. In personage stately. Hayward. [1913 Webster] The damsel well… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2personage — personage, personality A personage is ‘a person of distinction or high rank’, and is sometimes applied with irony or humour to someone who is self important rather than important: • No longer was I a nondescript of the slums; now I was a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3personage — mid 15c., body of a person (with regard to appearance), from O.Fr. personage (13c.), from M.L. personaticum (11c.), from persona (see PERSON (Cf. person)). Meaning a person of high rank or distinction is attested from c.1500; as a longer way to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4Personage — (franz., spr. āsch ), soviel wie Person, Persönlichkeit, gewöhnlich mit spöttischem Nebensinn …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5personage — index body (person), character (an individual), individual, person Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6personage — / personality [n/n2] celebrity, notable big shot*, bigwig*, brass*, celeb*, chief, cynosure, dignitary, distinguished person, eminence, face*, hot shot*, individual, luminary, monster*, name*, public figure, somebody, star, superstar, top dog*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7personage — ► NOUN ▪ a person (used to express their importance or elevated status). ORIGIN Old French, reinforced by Latin personagium effigy …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8personage — [pʉr′sə nij] n. [MFr: see PERSON & AGE] 1. a person of importance or distinction; notable 2. any person 3. a character in history, a play, a novel, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 9personage — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)sənɪʤ[/t]] personages 1) N COUNT A personage is a famous or important person. [FORMAL] ...MPs, film stars and other important personages. Syn: person 2) N COUNT A personage is a character in a play or book, or in history. [FORMAL]… …

    English dictionary

  • 10personage — UK [ˈpɜː(r)s(ə)nɪdʒ] / US [ˈpɜrs(ə)nɪdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms personage : singular personage plural personages formal 1) an important or famous person 2) someone in a book, play, or film, or in history …

    English dictionary

  • 11personage — noun A famous or important person. I can only say they have been in pretty close conversation several times of late, and, if I dared to think it of so very calm and dignified a personage, I should say that her color was a little heightened after… …

    Wiktionary

  • 12personage — See personage, person …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 13personage — per|son|age [ˈpə:sənıdʒ US ˈpə:r ] n formal a person, usually someone famous or important ▪ a royal personage …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14personage — noun (C) formal 1 a famous or important person: a royal personage 2 a character in a play or book, or in history …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15personage — noun we always have a table for a personage such as yourself Syn: important person, VIP, luminary, celebrity, personality, name, famous name, household name, public figure, star, leading light, dignitary, notable, notability, worthy, panjandrum;… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16personage — noun Date: 15th century 1. a person of rank, note, or distinction; especially one distinguished for presence and personal power 2. a human individual ; person 3. a dramatic, fictional, or historical character; also impersonation …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17Personage — Dramatis personae (lat.) bezeichnet die handelnden Personen in einem Bühnenstück. Der ersten Szene eines Theatertextes werden üblicherweise die Personen der Handlung vorangestellt, mit Namen und kurzer Funktionsbezeichnung, heute auch oft mit… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 18personage — /perr seuh nij/, n. 1. a person of distinction or importance. 2. any person. 3. a character in a play, story, etc. [1425 75; late ME: body or image (statue, portrait) of a person ( < OF) < ML personagium. See PERSON, AGE] Syn. 1. See person. * *&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 19Personage — ∙Per|so|na|ge [... na:ʒə], die; , n [zu ↑Person nach frz. personnage = Person, Typ, zu: personne &LT; lat. persona, ↑Person]: (meist mit spött. Nebensinn) ↑Person (2, 4): der einen ... war es zugetragen worden, dass sie Herrn Friedrich Jovers&#8230; …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 20personage — Synonyms and related words: Adamite, Establishment, VIP, actor, antagonist, antihero, baron, being, big gun, big man, big name, big noise, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, bit, bit part, body, brass, brass hat, cast, cat, celebrity, chap, character,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus