What does persons mean?

Definitions for persons
per·sons

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Wiktionary

  1. persons(Noun)

    ; used to refer to them individually, rather than as a group. Contrast people.

    Which persons are responsible for this mess?

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Persons

    Persons as individuals (e.g., ABORTION APPLICANTS) or as members of a group (e.g., HISPANIC AMERICANS). It is not used for members of the various professions (e.g., PHYSICIANS) or occupations (e.g., LIBRARIANS) for which OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS is available.

Editors Contribution

  1. persons

    Plural form of the word person.

    Any persons who choose to eat in our restaurant are welcome to bring their children.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'persons' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2538

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'persons' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4098

Anagrams for persons »

  1. press on, spreons

How to pronounce persons?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say persons in sign language?

  1. persons

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persons in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of persons in a Sentence

  1. Environmental Protection Agency:

    Under the Antideficiency Act, EPA must conduct an internal investigation and identify the persons responsible, however, EPA is dismissive of GAO’s legal decision. In fact, even though GAO issued its legal decision on December 14, EPA has not removed from its website the messages that GAO found to be covert propaganda and grass roots lobbying.

  2. Seena Fazel:

    One important finding was that the vast majority of depressed persons were not convicted of violent crimes, and that the rates ... are below those for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and considerably lower than for alcohol or drug abuse.

  3. Nigerian Proverb:

    To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.

  4. John Durham:

    I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff, however, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department.Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.

  5. May Sarton:

    Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.

Images & Illustrations of persons

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