an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
a degree or grade of excellence or worth
a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
high social status
The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank.
Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.
That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman.
An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.
Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.