Definition of Person

1. Noun. A human being. "There was too much for one person to do"

Exact synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism, Causal Agency, Causal Agent, Cause
Terms within: Personality, Anatomy, Bod, Build, Chassis, Figure, Flesh, Form, Frame, Human Body, Material Body, Physical Body, Physique, Shape, Soma
Group relationships: People
Specialized synonyms: Self, Adult, Grownup, Adventurer, Venturer, Anomaly, Unusual Person, Applicant, Applier, Appointee, Appointment, Capitalist, Captor, Capturer, Changer, Modifier, Color-blind Person, Common Man, Common Person, Commoner, Communicator, Contestant, Coward, Creator, Controversialist, Disputant, Eristic, Applied Scientist, Engineer, Technologist, Entertainer, Experimenter, Expert, Face, Female, Female Person, Individualist, Denizen, Dweller, Habitant, Indweller, Inhabitant, Aboriginal, Aborigine, Indigen, Indigene, Native, Native, Inexperienced Person, Innocent, Intellect, Intellectual, Juvenile, Juvenile Person, Lover, Loved One, Leader, Male, Male Person, Money Dealer, Money Handler, National, Subject, Nonreligious Person, Nonworker, Compeer, Equal, Match, Peer, Beholder, Observer, Perceiver, Percipient, Percher, Forerunner, Precursor, Primitive, Primitive Person, Religious Person, Sensualist, Traveler, Traveller, Unfortunate, Unfortunate Person, Persona Non Grata, Unwelcome Person, Unskilled Person, Worker, African, Person Of Color, Person Of Colour, Black, Black Person, Blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Caucasian, White, White Person, Amerindian, Native American, Slav, Gentile, Hebrew, Israelite, Jew, Aries, Ram, Bull, Taurus, Gemini, Twin, Cancer, Crab, Leo, Lion, Virgin, Virgo, Balance, Libra, Scorpio, Scorpion, Archer, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Goat, Aquarius, Water Bearer, Fish, Pisces, Abator, Abjurer, Abomination, Abstainer, Abstinent, Nondrinker, Achiever, Succeeder, Success, Winner, Acquaintance, Friend, Acquirer, Active, Actor, Doer, Worker, Adjudicator, Admirer, Adoptee, Adversary, Antagonist, Opponent, Opposer, Resister, Advisee, Advocate, Advocator, Exponent, Proponent, Affiant, Agnostic, Doubter, Amateur, Ancient, Anti, Anti-american, Apprehender, Appreciator, Archaist, Arrogator, Assessee, Asthmatic, Authority, Autodidact, Baby Boomer, Boomer, Baby Buster, Buster, Bad Guy, Bad Person, Baldhead, Baldpate, Baldy, Balker, Baulker, Noncompliant, Bullfighter, Toreador, Bather, Beard, Bedfellow, Bereaved, Bereaved Person, Best, Topper, Birth, Biter, Blogger, Blond, Blonde, Bluecoat, Bodybuilder, Muscle Builder, Muscle-builder, Musclebuilder, Muscleman, Bomber, Brunet, Brunette, Buster, Candidate, Prospect, Case, Cashier, Celebrant, Celebrater, Celebrator, Censor, Chameleon, Beguiler, Charmer, Baby, Child, Chutzpanik, Closer, Clumsy Person, Aggregator, Collector, Battler, Belligerent, Combatant, Fighter, Scrapper, Complexifier, Compulsive, Computer User, Contemplative, Convert, Ape, Aper, Copycat, Emulator, Imitator, Counter, Counterterrorist, Crawler, Creeper, Creature, Wight, Creditor, Cripple, Dancer, Social Dancer, Dead Person, Dead Soul, Deceased, Deceased Person, Decedent, Departed, Deaf Person, Debaser, Degrader, Debitor, Debtor, Defecator, Shitter, Voider, Delayer, Deliverer, Demander, Dieter, Differentiator, Discriminator, Disentangler, Unraveler, Unraveller, Contestant, Dissenter, Dissident, Objector, Protester, Divider, Domestic Partner, Significant Other, Spousal Equivalent, Spouse Equivalent, Double, Image, Look-alike, Dresser, Dribbler, Driveller, Drooler, Slobberer, Drug User, Substance Abuser, User, Dyslectic, Ectomorph, Effecter, Effector, Elizabethan, Emotional Person, Endomorph, Enjoyer, Enrollee, Ethnic, Adventurer, Explorer, Extravert, Extrovert, Faddist, Faller, Fastener, Fiduciary, First-rater, Follower, Free Agent, Free Spirit, Freewheeler, Friend, Fleer, Fugitive, Runaway, Gainer, Gainer, Weight Gainer, Gambler, Gatekeeper, Gatherer, Good Guy, Good Person, Granter, Greeter, Saluter, Welcomer, Grinner, Groaner, Grunter, Guesser, Handicapped Person, Hater, Heterosexual, Heterosexual Person, Straight, Straight Person, Gay, Homo, Homophile, Homosexual, Homunculus, Hope, Hoper, Huddler, Hugger, Immune, Insured, Insured Person, Interpreter, Introvert, Jat, Gem, Jewel, Jumper, Junior, Killer, Slayer, Relation, Relative, Kink, Kneeler, Knocker, Apprehender, Knower, Large Person, Latin, Laugher, Assimilator, Learner, Scholar, Left-hander, Lefty, Southpaw, Life, Lightning Rod, Linguist, Polyglot, Literate, Literate Person, Liver, Longer, Thirster, Yearner, Loose Cannon, Machine, Mailer, Malcontent, Man, Manipulator, Man Jack, Married, Masturbator, Onanist, Measurer, Nonmember, Mesomorph, Ladino, Mestizo, Middlebrow, Miracle Man, Miracle Worker, Misogamist, Mixed-blood, Modern, Monolingual, Mother Hen, Mouse, Maimer, Mangler, Mutilator, Namer, Namesake, Neglecter, Neighbor, Neighbour, Neutral, Nondescript, Nonparticipant, Nonpartisan, Nonpartizan, Nonperson, Unperson, Nonresident, Nonsmoker, Nude, Nude Person, Nurser, Occultist, Optimist, Orphan, Ostrich, Ejector, Ouster, Outcaste, Outdoorsman, Owner, Possessor, Coddler, Mollycoddler, Pamperer, Spoiler, Pansexual, Excuser, Forgiver, Pardoner, Partner, Party, Passer, Personage, Personification, Perspirer, Sweater, Philosopher, Chooser, Picker, Selector, Pisser, Urinator, Contriver, Deviser, Planner, Player, Posturer, Powderer, Preserver, Propositus, Public Relations Person, Pursuer, Pussycat, Quarter, Quitter, Radical, Realist, Rectifier, Carrottop, Red-header, Redhead, Redheader, Registrant, Allayer, Comforter, Reliever, Repeater, Recoverer, Rescuer, Saver, Rester, Controller, Restrainer, Revenant, Have, Rich Person, Wealthy Person, Right Hander, Right-hander, Righthander, Riser, Romper, Roundhead, Ruler, Swayer, Rusher, Scientist, Scratcher, Mediocrity, Second-rater, Cloud Seeder, Seeder, Quester, Searcher, Seeker, Segregate, Romanticist, Sentimentalist, Sex Object, Sex Symbol, Mover And Shaker, Shaker, Showman, Signatory, Signer, Simple, Simpleton, Six-footer, Skidder, Slider, Slipper, Slave, Slave, Sleepyhead, Sloucher, Small Person, Smasher, Smiler, Sneezer, Sniffer, Sniffler, Sniveler, Snuffer, Snuffler, Socialiser, Socializer, Sort, Sounding Board, Sphinx, Expectorator, Spitter, Sport, Sprawler, Spurner, Squint-eye, Squinter, Smotherer, Stifler, Stigmatic, Stigmatist, Stooper, Stranger, Struggler, Case, Guinea Pig, Subject, Supernumerary, Surrenderer, Yielder, Survivalist, Survivor, Suspect, Tagger, Tagger, Tapper, Tempter, Termer, Scourge, Terror, Threat, Testate, Testator, Scrag, Skin And Bones, Thin Person, Third-rater, Thrower, Tiger, Totemist, Toucher, Transfer, Transferee, Transexual, Transsexual, Cross-dresser, Transvestite, Attempter, Essayer, Trier, Turner, Tyrant, Opener, Undoer, Unfastener, Untier, User, Vanisher, Dupe, Victim, Victorian, Visionary, Visually Impaired Person, Waiter, Waker, Walk-in, Needer, Wanter, Ward, Warrior, Watcher, Doormat, Weakling, Wuss, Weasel, Squirmer, Wiggler, Wriggler, Winker, Withholder, Witness, Worldling, Yawner
Derivative terms: Individualize, Mortal, Personhood, Personify

2. Noun. A human body (usually including the clothing). "A weapon was hidden on his person"

3. Noun. A grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party. "Stop talking about yourself in the third person"

Definition of Person

1. n. A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed character.

2. v. t. To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.

Definition of Person

1. Noun. A single human being; an individual. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

2. Noun. The physical human body seen as distinct from the mind, character etc. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (legal) Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (grammar) A linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking. See grammatical person. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (context: in a compound noun or noun phrase) Someone who likes or has an affinity for (a specified thing). (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Definition of Person

1. a human being [n -S]

Medical Definition of Person

1. 1. A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed character. "His first appearance upon the stage in his new person of a sycophant or juggler." (Bacon) "No man can long put on a person and act a part." (Jer. Taylor) "To bear rule, which was thy part And person, hadst thou known thyself aright." (Milton) "How different is the same man from himself, as he sustains the person of a magistrate and that of a friend!" (South) 2. The bodily form of a human being; body; outward appearance; as, of comely person. "A fair persone, and strong, and young of age." (Chaucer) "If it assume my noble father's person." (Shak) "Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined." (Milton) 3, self-conscious being, as distinct from an animal or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or child. "Consider what person stands for; which, I think, is a thinking, intelligent being, that has reason and reflection." (Locke) 4. A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any person present. 5. A parson; the parish priest. 6. Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis. "Three persons and one God." 7. One of three relations or conditions (that of speaking, that of being spoken to, and that of being spoken of) pertaining to a noun or a pronoun, and thence also to the verb of which it may be the subject. A noun or pronoun, when representing the speaker, is said to be in the first person; when representing what is spoken to, in the second person; when representing what is spoken of, in the third person. 8. A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher animals. "True corms, composed of united personae . . . Usually arise by gemmation, . . . Yet in sponges and corals occasionally by fusion of several originally distinct persons." (Encyc. Brit) Artificial, or Fictitious, person, a man, woman, or child, in distinction from a corporation. In person, by one's self; with bodily presence; not by representative. "The king himself in person is set forth." . In the person of, in the place of; acting for. Origin: OE. Persone, persoun, person, parson, OF. Persone, F. Personne, L. Persona a mask (used by actors), a personage, part, a person, fr. Personare to sound through; per + sonare to sound. See Per-, and cf. Parson. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Person

persistent mullerian duct syndrome
persistent tremor
persistent vegetative state
persistently growing tooth
person (current term)
person agreement
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

Literary usage of Person

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

1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Secretary of State, under his hand and seal of office, to order the person so committed to be ..."

2. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"The Young person thereupon waited anxiously to hear what the messages were; but the Countess seemed disinclined to mention them (so like my sister's ..."

3. Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1895)
"That where several inmates are in one and the same house, and any person in that house happens to be infected, no other person or family of such house shall ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"Are you aware, that whenever a person makes an end of looking at objects ... But whenever the same person looks at objects on which the sun is shining, ..."

5. An Appeal to the Common Sense, Mind and Manhood of the British Nation by Robert Gourlay (1826)
"person, it shall be lawful for his Majesty's Privy Council' or one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to order such person to be kept in safe ..."

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