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Meaning of PERSONAGE

Pronunciation:  'pursunij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
  2. [n]  another word for person; a person not meriting identification; "a strange personage appeared at the door"

PERSONAGE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: important person, influential person
 See Also: adult, behemoth, big cheese, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, celebrity, colossus, dignitary, elder statesman, Excellency, famous person, figure, fixer, giant, grownup, head honcho, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high muckamuck, high-muck-a-muck, high-up, human, individual, influence peddler, kingpin, magnificio, mortal, name, panjandrum, person, policy maker, pooh-bah, power broker, public figure, sacred cow, sirdar, socialite, somebody, someone, soul, sun, titan, top banana, very important person, VIP, worthy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per"son*age\, 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.

         The damsel well did view his personage. --Spenser.

2. Character assumed or represented. ``The actors and
   personages of this fable.'' --Broome. ``Disguised in a
   false personage.'' --Addison.

3. A notable or distinguished person; a conspicious or
   peculiar character; as, an illustrious personage; a comely
   personage of stature tall. --Spenser.

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