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people

peo·ple

people

 
pronunciation:
pi pl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: people, peoples
definition 1: human beings; persons.
Our neighbor's dog is not usually friendly to people.
 
definition 2: all persons who belong to the same community, country, religion, or race.
The people of this country come from all over the world.
synonyms:
community, nation, race, tribe
similar words:
clan, country, folk, horde, public, strain
definition 3: family; relatives.
My people came from Scotland.
synonyms:
family, kin
similar words:
dynasty, folks, relations, relatives, strain
definition 4: the mass of ordinary persons (often used with "the").
The president looked to the people for support.
synonyms:
crowd, the herd, the masses
similar words:
public
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: peopled, peoples, peopling
definition: to come to live in or settle.
Native Americans were the first to people the country we now call the United States.
synonyms:
inhabit, populate
similar words:
colonize, fill