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Noun: people  pee-pul
  1. (plural) any group of human beings (men, women or children) collectively
    "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
  2. The body of citizens of a state or country
    "the Spanish people";
    - citizenry
  3. Members of a family line
    "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"
  4. The common people generally
    "power to the people";
    - multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, the great unwashed [informal]
Verb: people  pee-pul
  1. Fill with people
    "Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"
  2. Furnish with people
Noun: person (people,persons)  pur-sun
  1. A human being; person, singular, assertive existential pronoun; pronoun, person, singular; quantifier: assertive existential
    "there was too much for one person to do";
    - individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
  2. A human body (usually including the clothing)
    "a weapon was hidden on his person"
  3. A grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party
    "stop talking about yourself in the third person"

Sounds like: penne, people, peepul

Derived forms: peopled, peoples, peopling

Type of: anatomy, being, bod [informal], build, chassis [informal], dwell, family, family line, figure, flesh, folk, form, frame, grammatical category, group, grouping, human body, inhabit, kinfolk, kinsfolk, kith and kin, live, material body, organism, phratry, physical body, physique, populate, shape, soma, syntactic category

Part of: human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind, world

Encyclopedia: People, Pay and Pensions Agency

Person, Seymour Howe