Definitions for peopleˈpi pəl

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  1. people(noun)

    (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

    "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

  2. citizenry, people(noun)

    the body of citizens of a state or country

    "the Spanish people"

  3. people(noun)

    members of a family line

    "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"

  4. multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed(verb)

    the common people generally

    "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"

  5. people(verb)

    fill with people

    "Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"

  6. people(verb)

    furnish with people

    "The plains are sparsely populated"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. people(Noun)

    ; a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.

  2. people(Noun)

    (plural peoples) Persons forming or belonging to a particular group, such as a nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc; folk; community.

  3. people(Noun)

    A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler.

  4. people(Noun)

    One's colleagues or employees.

  5. people(Noun)

    A person's ancestors, relatives or family.

    My people lived through the Black Plague and the Thirty Years War.

  6. people(Noun)

    The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.

  7. people(Verb)

    To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.

  8. people(Verb)

    To become populous or populated.

  9. people(Verb)

    To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.

  10. 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).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. People(noun)

    the body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation

  2. People(noun)

    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

  3. People(noun)

    the mass of comunity as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people

  4. People(noun)

    one's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English

  5. People(noun)

    one's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers

  6. People(verb)

    to stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate

  7. Origin: [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf. Populate.]

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  1. People

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'people' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #86

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'people' in Written Corpus Frequency: #85

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'people' in Nouns Frequency: #3


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