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Definitions of person

  1. a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms; " stop talking about yourself in the third person"
  2. a person's body ( usually including their clothing); " a weapon was hidden on his person"
  3. 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.
  4. The bodily form of a human being; body; outward appearance; as, of comely person.
  5. A living, self- conscious being, as distinct from an animal or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or child.
  6. A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any person present.
  7. A parson; the parish priest.
  8. Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead ( the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis.
  9. 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.
  10. To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
  11. 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).
  12. 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.
  13. An individual; living human being; outward appearance; body.
  14. A human being; an individual.
  15. The body of a human being, or its characteristic appearance.
  16. 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.
  17. An individual or zooid of a colony.

Usage examples for person

  1. The person I mean is a gentleman, of course. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  2. What of her person? – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  3. Speak that name to no person. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  4. " Well," he said, " you look pretty bad for a person that I am to sit up with all night." – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  5. I will tell you first of any living person. – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. You would make every person laugh, if you could,- is it not so?" – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  7. I know the sort of person exactly. – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  8. But no person could he see. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  9. I can't think you the same person- not even when you laugh. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. A person who can read and write. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  11. And I'm the only person in the house that does. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  12. 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
  13. I'll never have another night like this- it would be too much luck for one person. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  14. If you had it, it would be upon your person. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  15. 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
  16. The best person to look sharp after young Wyndham is young Wyndham himself. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  17. The only other person who knows it would not dare tell it. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
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