Definition of person
- unlawful search of the person
personhoodplay \ˈpər-sᵊn-ˌhu̇d\ noun
- the movie star appeared in person
She is a very nice person.
I saw a person standing on the dock.
Any person who wants a refund must have a receipt.
Most people here are quite friendly.
The tickets are $25 per person.
The person at the front desk will be able to help you.
The tax break is only applicable to persons in a high income bracket.
I like her as a person, but she is not a very good writer.
The disease is easily transmitted from person to person.
The dogs discovered that the men were hiding drugs about their persons.
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: a human being
: a person who likes or enjoys something specified
law : the body or clothing of a person especially when considered as a place to hide things
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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