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Definitions of people

  1. ( plural) any group of human beings ( men or women or children) collectively; " old people"; " there were at least 200 people in the audience"
  2. members of a family line; " his people have been farmers for generations"; " are your people still alive?"
  3. fill with people or supply with inhabitants; " people a room"; " The government wanted to populate the remote area of the country"
  4. make one's home or live in; " She resides officially in Iceland"; " I live in a 200- year old house"; " These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; " The plains are sparsely populated"
  5. The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation.
  6. The mass of comunity as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people.
  7. One's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English.
  8. One's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers.
  9. To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
  10. Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people; - sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity.
  11. Persons generally: members of a community; inhabitants; race; as, the different peoples of the world; kindred or family; the public as a whole; commoners as distinct from nobles; as, Lloyd George was a man of the people.
  12. To fill with inhabitants; as, to people a country.
  13. Persons generally: an indefinite number: inhabitants: a nation: the populace:- pl. PEOPLES, races, tribes.
  14. To stock with people or inhabitants.
  15. Persons; inhabitants; a nation.
  16. To stock with inhabitants.
  17. To stock with inhabitants; populate.
  18. The persons, collectively, inhabiting one locality, speaking one language, or living under one government.
  19. Persons collectively.
  20. The populace.
  21. Kinsfolk; attendants, etc.
  22. The body of persons who compose a community; the commonalty; the vulgar; persons of a class; persons generally; kindred; attendants.
  23. The body of persons who compose the community; the multitude; the commonalty; persons in general; inhabitants.
  24. To settle with inhabitants.
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Usage examples for people

  1. Children are cleverer than people think." – The Pond by Carl Ewald
  2. All the people were gone. – Deadly City by Paul W. Fairman
  3. Some call this people Veientani. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  4. How came you and your people here? – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  5. No, no; the people would be free, and they shall be so. – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  6. And the people were very glad. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  7. She doesn't care to- to see people, perhaps. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  8. The other people you do not know. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  9. No wonder people don't like you! – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  10. You dear good people! – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  11. I want people to think I don't care- that it is all nothing to me. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  12. I won't let people see me and talk me over." – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. They was the uneasiest people you ever see. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  14. The only reason why people should care for money is that money's wanted for one to live. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  15. What strange people they were over there! – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  16. What were people for? – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  17. " No, no, for people might think.... – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  18. They are not a people. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  19. I'll try- I really will try- to think more of other people. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  20. And with these Claversham people! – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
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