a large bus used on sightseeing tours, especially one with open sides and no center aisle.
(Brit, obsolete) a motor coach, esp one used for sightseeing tours
British for “sightseeing bus,” 1811, originally in a Continental context (especially Swiss), from French char-à-bancs, literally “benched carriage,” from char “wagon,” from Latin carrus (see car) + à “to” (see ad-) + banc “bench” (see bench (n.)).
the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. one such feature or trait; characteristic. moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character. qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity: It takes character to face up to a bully. reputation: a stain on one’s character. […]
- Character actor
noun an actor who specializes in playing odd or eccentric characters
- Character armour
noun (psychol) the defence an individual exhibits to others and to himself or herself to disguise his or her underlying weaknesses: a term coined by William Reich
a slandering attack, especially one intended to damage the reputation of a public or political figure. noun the act of deliberately attempting to destroy a person’s reputation by defamatory remarks