Definitions for peopleˈpi pəl
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(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
"old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
the body of citizens of a state or country
"the Spanish people"
members of a family line
"his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"
multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed(verb)
the common people generally
"separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
fill with people
"Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"
furnish with people
"The plains are sparsely populated"
; a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.
(plural peoples) Persons forming or belonging to a particular group, such as a nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc; folk; community.
A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler.
One's colleagues or employees.
A person's ancestors, relatives or family.
My people lived through the Black Plague and the Thirty Years War.
The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.
To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
To become populous or populated.
To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.
Origin: From peple, peple, from people, from pueple, pople (modern peuple), from populus "people", of unknown origin. Probably of non-Indo-European origin, from . Gradually ousted native leed (from leode).
the body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation
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
the mass of comunity as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people
one's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English
one's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers
to stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate
Origin: [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf. Populate.]
People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Time Inc. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine. People had $997 million in advertising revenue in 2011, the highest advertising revenue of any American magazine. In 2006, it had a circulation of 3.75 million and revenue expected to top $1.5 billion. It was named "Magazine of the Year" by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial, circulation and advertising. People ranked #6 on Advertising Age's annual "A-list" and #3 on Adweek's "Brand Blazers" list in October 2006. The magazine runs a roughly 50/50 mix of celebrity and human-interest articles. People's editors claim to refrain from printing pure celebrity gossip, enough so to lead celebrity publicists to propose exclusives to the magazine, evidence of what one staffer calls a "publicist-friendly strategy". People's website, People.com, focuses exclusively on celebrity news. In February 2007, the website drew 39.6 million page views "within a day" of the Golden Globes. However "the mother ship of Oscar coverage" broke a site record with 51.7 million page views on the day after the Oscars, beating the previous record set just a month before from the Golden Globes.
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Rank popularity for the word 'people' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #86
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Rank popularity for the word 'people' in Written Corpus Frequency: #85
Rank popularity for the word 'people' in Nouns Frequency: #3
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