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people

peo·ple

people

 
 
pronunciation:
pi pl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: people, peoples
definition 1: human beings; persons.
Our cat doesn't get along with other cats, but she's affectionate with people.Many people were already waiting in line when we got to the box office.
 
definition 2: all persons who share the same nationality, religion, community, or race.
synonyms:
community, kindred, nation, race, tribe
similar words:
clan, country, folk, horde, public, strain
definition 3: persons in regard to a leader, employer, residence, or the like.
similar words:
clientele, commune, constituents, family, household, members, membership, population, staff, team
definition 4: family members; ancestry; kin.
My people came from Scotland.
synonyms:
ancestry, family, kin, kindred, kinfolk
similar words:
dynasty, folks, relations, relatives, strain
definition 5: the persons of a nation.
synonyms:
citizenry, populace, population
similar words:
public
definition 6: the mass of ordinary persons (often prec. by the).
I appeal to the people for my support.
synonyms:
crowd, mob, populace, the herd, the masses, the multitude
similar words:
common, commoners, gallery, hoi polloi, Middle America, plebeians, proletariat, public, rabble, working class
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: peopled, peoples, peopling
definition: to inhabit or populate.
synonyms:
inhabit, populate, settle
similar words:
colonize, fill, homestead