What does People mean?

Definitions for People
ˈpi pəlPeo·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. people(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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).

  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.

    Etymology: 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).

  3. people(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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).

  4. people(Noun)

    One's colleagues or employees.

    Etymology: 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).

  5. people(Noun)

    A person's ancestors, relatives or family.

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

    Etymology: 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).

  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.

    Etymology: 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).

  7. people(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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).

  8. people(Verb)

    To become populous or populated.

    Etymology: 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).

  9. people(Verb)

    To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.

    Etymology: 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 Dictionary

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf. Populate.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf. Populate.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf. Populate.]

  4. People(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf. Populate.]

  5. People(noun)

    one's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf. Populate.]

  6. People(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf. Populate.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. People

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. people

    All human beings as a collective.

    People are amazing and interesting to learn from.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  
  2. people

    Plural form of the word person.

    People are amazing to communicate with and share food and time with.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 2, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce People?

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How to say People in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of People in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of People in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of People in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    There are two kinds of people in the world: Submissive and rebellious. The problem of the world is that majority is in the first category!

  2. Ariel Adams:

    Most people look best with a round case, and a watch sized between 40-44mm wide looks good on the wrists of 95% of men.

  3. David Alessi:

    We realized if we were really going to help people, we needed a whole team around them. So I do the surgeries, which fixes the scars, but that’s really the minor part. Fixing the emotional scars can be even more challenging... one of our victims from London opened the door, and had a bucket of acid poured over his head. It was the wrong door. The acid attack was actually meant for someone else.

  4. Jennifer Grygiel:

    People are one of your most expensive budget line items and they're trying to do this as cheaply as possible, they're not sitting around the board room saying let's decrease our profit margins by acting today.

  5. Yukio Ishizuki:

    I'm not sure what measures are left, but the reaction in stocks shows some people hoping for more stimulus thought the market was a little oversold, currencies tell a different story. The dollar is the lead actor. The mad rush to buy dollars due to liquidity concerns is starting to fade.

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