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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peoplesnoun

    the human beings of a particular nation or community or ethnic group

    "the indigenous peoples of Australia"


  1. peoplesnoun

    (already a plural form) - a race, group or nationality.

    The course studies the history of Africa and the peoples who lived there.

  2. Peoplesadjective

    Of, from, or controlled by the people rather than a ruling elite (at least officially).

  3. peoplesadjective

    Considered to be of, from, or in tune with the common people, rather than from a ruling elite


  1. peoples

    Peoples refers in plural to groups of individuals who share a common ethnic, cultural, or national background or identity. These groups are typically bound together by shared languages, religious beliefs, traditions, and/or a geographical region they originate from or inhabit.


  1. Peoples

    Peoples is a defunct chain of department stores located in the Puget Sound area of Washington. The company was founded in 1888 in downtown Tacoma. The flagship store opened in 1895 at the corner of Pacific and 11th Street, which was the main intersection of downtown at the time. The store was expanded to the south in 1957. Peoples first expanded in the early 1940s by operating a chain of appliance stores called Electric City in many Puget Sound cities. Many of these stores would later be expanded to include apparel and would be rebranded under the Peoples name. By 1948 there were twelve stores in the Peoples chain. By 1968, the chain had consolidated its 12 small stores into seven larger regional stores. The new stores anchored several malls as well as stand-alone locations in downtown areas. The company was shut down by its parent company, Mercantile Stores, in 1984. The flagship Tacoma store was remodeled and renamed Puget Sound Plaza and currently houses offices and a Key Bank branch.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Peoples is ranked #1935 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Peoples surname appeared 18,672 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Peoples.

    55.8% or 10,430 total occurrences were Black.
    38.1% or 7,120 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 581 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 403 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 84 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.2% or 52 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peoples in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peoples in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Peoples in a Sentence

  1. Genghis Khan:

    ‘ Xiongnu ’ was the name of a dynasty not a people, per se ; but that dynastic regime greatly impacted the peoples within its realms and left a powerful legacy in Eurasia, many subsequent groups appropriated the potent name of Xiongnu( or Hunnu) as they established their own regimes, leading to the perpetuation of so-called ‘ Hunnic ’ entities even as far as that of Attila and the Huns at the edge of Europe centuries after the demise of the Xiongnu in Inner Asia.

  2. Pope Francis:

    In the face of this deplorable evil, the Church kneels before God and implores his forgiveness for the sins of her children, i humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Canadian Indigenous peoples.

  3. Joseph Nagy:

    What we would call November, or the early part of it, appears to have been the designated end-of-harvest and beginning-of-winter time among peoples who spoke or speak Irish Celtic languages -- primarily represented today by the Irish, the Scottish particularly of the Highlands and islands, the Welsh, and the Bretons -- but the Celtic languages were far more widespread throughout Europe in ancient times, in Irish, this time or, specifically, what we would call November 1, is known as Samhain, which probably means' end of summer,'.

  4. Muaz Mahmud:

    Other peoples' families died too. There wasn't anything we could do because they were in the water (and) we moved away.

  5. David Leroy:

    The paintings support the case for how unfairly and grossly the original peoples were treated by the white settlers who invaded their aboriginal territories.

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