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people

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noun peo·ple \ˈpē-pəl\

Definition of people

plural

people

  1. 1 plural :  humans making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest

  2. 2 plural :  human beings, persons —often used in compounds instead of persons <salespeople> —often used attributively <people skills>

  3. 3 plural :  the members of a family or kinship

  4. 4 plural :  the mass of a community as distinguished from a special class <disputes between the people and the nobles> —often used by Communists to distinguish Communists from other people

  5. 5 plural peoples :  a body of persons that are united by a common culture, tradition, or sense of kinship, that typically have common language, institutions, and beliefs, and that often constitute a politically organized group

  6. 6 :  lower animals usually of a specified kind or situation

  7. 7 :  the body of enfranchised citizens of a state

peopleless

play \-pə(l)-ləs\ adjective


Examples of people in a sentence

  1. People can be really cruel sometimes.

  2. People think the coach should be fired.

  3. She tends to annoy people.

  4. People say it's impossible, but I'm still going to try.

  5. a book for young people

  6. a people who migrated across the Bering Strait

  7. the native peoples of Mexico



Origin and Etymology of people

Middle English peple, from Anglo-French pople, peple, peuple, from Latin populus


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Anthropology Terms


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people

verb peo·ple

Simple Definition of people

  • of people : to live or be in (a place)

  • : to put people in (something, such as a story)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of people

peopled

peopling

play \-p(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to supply or fill with people

  3. 2 :  to dwell in :  inhabit

Examples of people in a sentence

  1. <a science-fiction novel about a mission to people Mars>



Origin and Etymology of people

Middle English, from Anglo-French popler, poeplier, from pople


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with people



PEOPLE Defined for Kids

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people

play
noun peo·ple \ˈpē-pəl\

Definition of people for Students

plural

people

or

peoples

  1. 1 :  all persons considered together <“Love makes people act crazy.” — Pam Zollman, Don't Bug Me!>

  2. 2 :  a group of human beings who have something in common <young people> <the people of Montana> Hint: The word people is often used in compounds instead of persons. <salespeople>

  3. 3 :  a body of persons making up a race, tribe, or nation <the peoples of Asia>




2

people

play
verb peo·ple

Definition of people for Students

peopled

peopling

  1. 1 :  to fill with human beings or a certain type of human beings <… her little world was peopled with imaginary friends … — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women>

  2. 2 :  to dwell on or in <Farmers people this part of the state.>





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