Definition of Personage

1. Noun. Another word for person; a person not meriting identification. "A strange personage appeared at the door"

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

2. Noun. A person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events.

Definition of Personage

1. n. Form, appearance, or belongings of a person; the external appearance, stature, figure, air, and the like, of a person.

Definition of Personage

1. Noun. A famous or important person. ¹

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Definition of Personage

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Personage

person hour
person of color
person of colour
person of ordinary skill in the art
person of size
person to person epidemic
persona grata
persona non grata
personae non gratae
personage (current term)
personal appeal
personal attack
personal attacks
personal best
personal bests
personal business
personal care
personal chattel
personal check
personal cheque

Literary usage of Personage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"Present—A Bronze Statue and a Small personage in a big Cloak. ... Small personage. No ; had it made for me, after a favourite pattern. Voice. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"... to the Barbarous Murder of the late Earl of Essex, or a Vindication of that Noble personage from the Guilt and Infamy of having destroyed Himself. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"The real Mr. Dibden, he was told, was " a tall, sallow, thin old man, with a wig," whereas he was a stoutish, somewhat jolly-looking personage, wearing his ..."

4. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"In Greece the people on Shrove Tuesday take a block of wood and dress it in old clothes to represent a very fat but armless and legless personage. ..."

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