Definition of People

1. Noun. (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively. "There were at least 200 people in the audience"

2. Verb. Fill with people. "Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"
Generic synonyms: Populate

3. Noun. The body of citizens of a state or country. "The Spanish people"
Exact synonyms: Citizenry
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping
Specialized synonyms: Country People, Countryfolk, Achaean, Arcado-cyprians, Aeolian, Dorian, Ionian, Electorate, Governed
Member holonyms: Citizen

4. Verb. Furnish with people. "The plains are sparsely populated"
Generic synonyms: Dwell, Inhabit, Live, Populate

5. Noun. Members of a family line. "Are your people still alive?"

6. Noun. The common people generally. "Power to the people"
Exact synonyms: Hoi Polloi, Mass, Masses, Multitude, The Great Unwashed
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping
Specialized synonyms: Laity, Temporalty, Audience, Followers, Following

Definition of People

1. n. The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation.

2. v. t. To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.

Definition of People

1. Noun. (non-gloss definition used as plural of '''''person'''''); a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons. ¹

2. Noun. (''plural'' '''peoples''') Persons forming or belonging to a particular group, such as a nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc; folk; community. ¹

3. Noun. A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler. ¹

4. Noun. One's colleagues or employees. ¹

5. Noun. A person's ancestors, relatives or family. ¹

6. Noun. The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To become populous or populated. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To inhabit; to occupy; to populate. ¹

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Definition of People

1. to furnish with inhabitants [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of People

peony family
people (current term)
people's army
people's mic
people's microphone
people-first language
people carrier
people carriers
people mover
people movers
people of color
people of colour
people of size
people people
people person
people pleaser

Literary usage of People

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

1. The General Law of Suretyship: Including Commercial and Non-commercial by Edward Whiton Spencer (1913)
"Penny v. Crane 311 people v. Anthony 176 people v. Backus 379 people v. ... Makepeace 433 people v. Bartels 369 people v. Bartlett 418 people v. ..."

2. The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1857)
"In the most pure democracies^ Greece, many of the executive (unctions were performed, not by the people themselves, but by officers elected by the people, ..."

3. History of the Hebrews: Their Political, Social and Religious Development by Frank Knight Sanders (1914)
"The Hebrews an Ancient and Modern people. The Hebrew people, whose early history is chiefly recorded in the Bible, are a very ancient and a very modern ..."

4. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1901)
"AN ADDRESS TO THE COLORED people.* FELLOW-CITIZENS—Slavery has in a thousand forms existed in all ages, and among all people. ..."

5. Why War by Frederic Clemson Howe (1916)
"CHAPTER I THE people AND WAR THE present European war is not a people's war. ... Four hundred million people are engaged in a death struggle, fifty billions ..."

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