from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A voice or character representing the speaker in a literary work.
- n. The characters in a dramatic or literary work.
- n. The role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one's public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A social role.
- n. A character played by an actor.
- n. The mask or appearance one presents to the world.
- n. A type of skin used in Mozilla software.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as person, n., 8.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In biology, same as person, 8.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
- n. (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
Latin persōna; see person.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin persōna ("mask; character"), sometimes said to derive from personare ("to sound through") or from Etruscan 𐌘𐌄𐌓𐌔𐌖 (φersu). (Wiktionary)