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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
people (noun)
1.
human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest
2.
- human beings persons often used in compounds instead of persons salespeople often used attributively people skills
3.
the members of a family or kinship
4.
the mass of a community as distinguished from a special class - disputes between the people and the nobles often used by Communists to distinguish Communists from other people
5.
a body of persons that are united by a common culture, tradition, or sense of kinship, that typically have common language, institutions, and beliefs, and that often constitute a politically organized group
6.
lower animals usually of a specified kind or situation
7.
the body of enfranchised citizens of a state
people (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to supply or fill with people
2.
to dwell in - inhabit
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
people (noun plural)
1.
human beings in general
SYNONIMS:
folks, humanity, humankind, public, species, world
RELATED WORDS:
community, society; crowd, masses, mob, populace, proletariat, rabble, rabblement, riffraff
people (noun plural)
2.
the body of the community as contrasted with the elite
SYNONIMS:
commoners, commons, crowd, herd, hoi polloi, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, plebs, populace, public, rank and file
RELATED WORDS:
cattle, proletariat, rabble, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail ( tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashed; bourgeoisie, middle class
NEAR ANTONYMS:
gentility, gentlefolk ( gentlefolks), gentry, haute monde, nobility, patriciate, peerage, quality, royalty, society
A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, elect, elite, fat, flower, pick, pink, pride, upper crust
people (noun plural)
3.
a group of persons who come from the same ancestor
SYNONIMS:
blood, clan, folks, house, kin, kindred, kinfolk ( kinfolks), kinsfolk, line, lineage, people, race, stock, tribe
RELATED WORDS:
blended family, nuclear family; extended family, household, kith; brood; descendant ( descendent), issue, offspring, progeny, scion, seed; clansman, kinsman, kinswoman, relative; dynasty
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ancestry, birth, descent, extraction, origin, pedigree
people (verb)
to supply with inhabitants
SYNONIMS:
colonize, people, populate
RELATED WORDS:
inhabit; move (to), relocate (to)
depopulate, unpeople
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