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Definitions of person

  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.
  2.   A living, self- conscious being, as distinct from an animal or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or child.
  3.   The bodily form of a human being; body; outward appearance; as, of comely person.
  4.   To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
  5.   Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead ( the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis.
  6.   An individual human being, consisting of body and soul, and conceived of as having a distinct personality; a human being, as distinct from a thing; a human being in a bodily reference; bodily form; a human being indefinitely; character; a distinction in the Godhead; the subject or object of a verb, as speaking, spoken to, or spoken of In person, by one's self, and not by representative.
  7.   An individual or zooid of a colony.
  8.   A human being; an individual.
  9.   a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms; " stop talking about yourself in the third person"
  10.   A parson; the parish priest.
  11.   Persons as individuals ( e. g., ABORTION APPLICANTS) or as members of a group ( e. g., HISPANIC AMERICANS). It is not used for members of the various professions ( e. g., PHYSICIANS) or occupations ( e. g., LIBRARIANS) for which OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS is available.
  12.   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.
  13.   The body of a human being, or its characteristic appearance.
  14.   a human being; " there was too much for one person to do"
  15.   A human being; an individual; one's actual self; one's body; one's shape and looks; as, she is very dainty in person: in grammar, a characteristic by which nouns and pronouns indicate, and verbs express the action of, the one speaking ( first person), spoken to ( second person), or spoken of ( third person).
  16.   An individual; living human being; outward appearance; body.
  17.   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.
  18.   a person's body ( usually including their clothing); " a weapon was hidden on his person"
  19.   Character represented, as on the stage: character: an individual: a living soul: the outward appearance, etc.: body: ( gram.) a distinction in form, according as the subject of the verb is the person speaking, spoken to, or spoken of.
  20.   A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any person present.
  21.   A human being; an individual; the body; one's self; one; a living soul; not a representative; character in a play; in gram., one of the three states of a verb as modified by its nominative, representing respectively the speaker, that which is spoken to, and that which is spoken of; the quality of the noun or pronoun which modifies the verb; a term applied to each of the three beings of the Godhead.

Antonyms for person

beast, brute, animal, BEASTIE, critter.

Quotes of person

  1. I'm sure that Jesus was an incredible person – Sandra Bernhard
  2. Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You feel that you mustn't get serious with people. They don't expect it from you, and they don't want to see it. You're not entitled to be serious, you're a clown. – Fanny Brice
  3. I was trying to be very at ease in this arrogant person and very worldly, but something human came into the part. I hate to say that. I wanted to be totally worldly. – Leslie Caron
  4. If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction. – Alex Chilton
  5. I think in the end, when you're famous, people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits. I think I've just become this ambitious, say -whatever's -on -her -mind, intimidating person And that's part of my personality, but it's certainly not anywhere near the whole thing. – Madonna Ciccone
  6. My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses. – Richard M. Daley
  7. As much as the next person I want to be approved of, but I'm not greedy for that stuff. – Colin Firth
  8. The picture is all he feels about it, all he thinks worth preserving of it, all he invests it with. If all the qualities which a painter took from the model for his picture were really taken, no person could be painted twice. – Lucian Freud
  9. A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him a prisoner. – Edward F. Halifax
  10. To me, it's really important to drive change through a team because one person while the buck has to stop with somebody, the company is just too big for one person – Sanjay Kumar
  11. And from the moment that we realized it was a terrorist attack, there isn't an agent or a support person in the FBI that wasn't committed to bringing to justice those who were responsible for this. – Robert Mueller
  12. It is important to make your own stuff. Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not stop involving yourself as a creative person – Ajay Naidu
  13. I always wanted to be an explorer, but- it seemed I was doomed to be nothing more than a very silly person – Michael Palin
  14. A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows. – John Powell
  15. A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. – Mark Twain

Usage examples for person

  1. What of her person – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  2. “ I mean: how far away can he get from another person and still read his mind? ” – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  3. “ I can't think you the same person not even when you laugh. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. The best person to look sharp after young Wyndham is young Wyndham himself. ” – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  5. If you had it, it would be upon your person – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  6. “ " Loved another person and I know it? ” – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  7. “ I know the sort of person exactly. ” – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  8. The person I mean is a gentleman, of course. ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  9. But no person could he see. ” – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  10. This person is mistaken." ” – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  11. “ I will tell you first of any living person – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  12. “ No, she had not seen this person before. ” – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  13. “ I want you to know more about me, because I believe you are the only person here who knows anything at all. ” – No Hero by E.W. Hornung
  14. “ " Well," he said, " you look pretty bad for a person that I am to sit up with all night." ” – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  15. And I'm the only person in the house that does. ” – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  16. You would make every person laugh, if you could,- is it not so?" ” – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  17. The only other person who knows it would not dare tell it. ” – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  18. “ I'll never have another night like this- it would be too much luck for one person – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  19. “ A person who can read and write. ” – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  20. Speak that name to no person – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison

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