Definitions for people
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word people.
(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 unwashedverb
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.
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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: peuple, Fr. populus, Lat.
Prophesy again before many peoples and nations and tongues. Revelations x. 11.
Ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in summer. Proverbs xxx. 25.
What is the city but the people?
True the people are the city. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
The knowing artist may
Judge better than the people, but a play
Made for delight,
If you approve it not, has no excuse. Edmund Waller.
If a man temper his actions to content every combination of people, the musick will be the fuller. Francis Bacon.
A small red flower in the stubble fields country people call the wincopipe. Francis Bacon.
The frogs petitioning for a king, bids people have a care of struggling with heaven. Roger L'Estrange.
People were tempted to lend by great premiums and large interest. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.
Watery liquor will keep an animal from starving by diluting the fluids; for people have lived twenty-four days upon nothing but water. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
People in adversity should preserve laudable customs. Clarissa.
To stock with inhabitants.
Etymology: peupler, French.
Suppose that Brute, or whosoever else that first peopled this island, had arrived upon Thames, and called the island after his name Britannia. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.
He would not be alone, who all things can;
But peopled Heav’n with angels, earth with man. Dryden.
Beauty a monarch is,
Which kingly power magnificently proves
By crouds of slaves, and peopled empire loves. Dryden.
A peopl’d city made a desert place. Dryden.
Imperious death directs his ebon lance;
Peoples great Henry’s tombs, and leads up Holben’s dance. Matthew Prior.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Song lyrics by people -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by people on the Lyrics.com website.
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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
I mean, to me, it seems untenable to have that kind of video surface, that kind of compilation surface and keep one's job … Joe Rogan can continue to host his podcast if people want to listen to it, they can, but it doesn't have to be on Spotify.
There was just such an outpouring of love, and you don't often see that with a trans story, i really felt it signaled a change in which trans people are received by the public and the media.
Robots are not fantastic at interacting with people, robots are good at doing the same task over and over, not finding an item on the shelf.
It’s terrible - incomes haven’t changed. Taxes are rising. People are increasingly becoming poor.
I feel confident that the organization will do its best to make sure that the people get the assistance that they need.
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