1. [ noun ] (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Related terms: group nation populace population folk dead coevals community class enemy blind blood_group disabled living damned deaf doomed unconfessed clientele age_group homebound timid mentally_retarded uninitiate sick retreated baffled wounded defeated rank_and_file smart_money brave blood chosen_people business_people womankind network_army initiate homeless free pocket ancients migration peanut_gallery world person plural
2. [ noun ] the body of citizens of a state or country
Synonyms: citizenry

"the Spanish people"

Related terms: group governed electorate citizen dwell
3. [ noun ] the common people generally
Synonyms: mass masses hoi_polloi multitude

"separate the warriors from the mass" "power to the people"

Related terms: group audience laity following dwell
4. [ noun ] members of a family line

"his people have been farmers for generations" "are your people still alive?"

Related terms: family
5. [ verb ] fill with people or supply with inhabitants
Synonyms: populate

"people a room" "The government wanted to populate the remote area of the country"

Related terms: fill population
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13191
7. [ [Undefined_variable] ] pronoun, second or third person plural, impersonal
Synonyms: they you we one
8. [ verb ] (housing) make one's home or live in
Synonyms: live reside populate dwell inhabit domicile domiciliate shack

"There are only 250,000 people in Iceland" "I live in a 200-year old house" "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted" "The plains are sparsely populated"

Related terms: be occupy camp lodge board cohabit rusticate neighbor overpopulate live_in live_out dwelling population resident inhabitant hovel residency inhabitancy liver
Similar spelling:   peephole