(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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pē′pl, n. persons generally: the men, women, and children of a country or a nation: the mass of persons as distinguished from the rulers, &c.: an indefinite number: inhabitants: the vulgar: the populace:—pl. Peoples (pē′plz), races, tribes.—v.t. to stock with people or inhabitants.—People's palace, an institution for the amusement, recreation, and association of the working-classes, as that in the East End of London, inaugurated in 1887.—Chosen people, the Israelites; Good people, or folk, a popular euphemistic name for the fairies; Peculiar people (see Peculiar); The people, the populace, the mass. [Fr. peuple—L. populus, prob. reduplicated from root of plebs, people.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'people' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #86
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'people' in Written Corpus Frequency: #85
Rank popularity for the word 'people' in Nouns Frequency: #3
The numerical value of people in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of people in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from the red people.
We're going to have to start looking at people very closely because we can't allow this to happen to our country, i'm not ruling out anything. I don't rule out anything. If people come in and blow up people and shoot people and kill people, I don't rule out anything.
We saw people who are clearly malnourished, especially children, we saw people who are extremely thin, skeletons, that are now barely moving, we saw people that are desperate, people that are cold, people that angry, people that have almost lost hope that the world cares about their plight.
We're now thinking about the people in San Bernardino, people who were killed, people who were attending a party, shot down in cold blood, talking about the people in Colorado Springs, we're talking about the people in Chattanooga, we're talking about the people in communities all over this country.
Crazy people who are productive are geniuses. Crazy people who are rich are eccentric. Crazy people who are neither productive nor rich are just plain crazy. Geniuses and crazy people are both out in the middle of a deep ocean geniuses swim, crazy people drown. Most of us are sitting safely on the shore. Take a chance and get your feet wet.
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