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Definitions of people

  1. the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make one's home or live in; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. members of a family line; "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. fill with people or supply with inhabitants; "people a room"; "The government wanted to populate the remote area of the country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make one's home or live in; "She resides officially 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The mass of comunity as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. One's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people; - sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Persons generally: members of a community; inhabitants; race; as, the different peoples of the world; kindred or family; the public as a whole; commoners as distinct from nobles; as, Lloyd George was a man of the people. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To fill with inhabitants; as, to people a country. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Persons generally: an indefinite number: inhabitants: a nation: the populace:-pl. PEOPLES, races, tribes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To stock with people or inhabitants. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Persons; inhabitants; a nation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To stock with inhabitants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To stock with inhabitants; populate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The persons, collectively, inhabiting one locality, speaking one language, or living under one government. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Persons collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The populace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Kinsfolk; attendants, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The body of persons who compose a community; the commonalty; the vulgar; persons of a class; persons generally; kindred; attendants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. The body of persons who compose the community; the multitude; the commonalty; persons in general; inhabitants. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. To settle with inhabitants. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people; -- sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity. mso.anu.edu.au
  29. A state; as the people of the state of New York. A nation in its collective and political capacity. Nesbitt v. Lushington, 4 Term R. 783; U. S. v. Quincy, 0 Pet. 407, 8 L. Ed. 458; U. S. v. Trumbull (D. C.) 48 Fed. 99. In a more restricted sense, and as generally used In constitutional law, the entire body of those citizens of a state or nation who are invested with political power for political purposes, that is, the qualified voters or electors. See Keller v. Hill, 00 Iowa, 543, 15 N. W. 009; Dred Scott v. Sandford, 19 How. 404, 15 L. Ed. 091; Boyd v. Nebraska, 143 U. S. 135, 12 Sun. Ct. 375, 30 L. Ed. 103; Rogers v. Jacob, 88 Ky. 502, 11 S. W. 513; People v. Counts, 89 Cal. 15, 20 Pac. 012; Blair v. RIdgely, 41 Mo. 03, 97 Am. Dec. 248; Beverly v. Sabin, 20 111. 357; In re Incurring of State Debts, 19 R. I. 010, 37 Atl. 14. The word “people” may have various significations according to the connection in which it is used. When we speak of the rights of the people, or of the government of the people by law, or of the people as a non-political aggregate, we mean all the inhabitants of the state or nation, without distinction as to sex, age, or otherwise. But when reference is made to the people as the repository of sovereignty, or as the source of governmental power, or to popular government. we are in fact speaking of that selected and limited class of citizens to whom the constitution accords the elective franchise and the right of participation in the offices of government. Black, Const. Law (3d Ed.) p. 30. thelawdictionary.org
  30. p[=e]'pl, n. persons generally: the men, women, and children of a country or a nation: the mass of persons as distinguished from the rulers, &c.: an indefinite number: inhabitants: the vulgar: the populace:--pl. PEOPLES (p[=e]'plz), races, tribes.--v.t. to stock with people or inhabitants.--PEOPLE'S PALACE, an institution for the amusement, recreation, and association of the working-classes, as that in the East End of London, inaugurated in 1887.--CHOSEN PEOPLE, the Israelites; GOOD PEOPLE, or FOLK, a popular euphemistic name for the fairies; PECULIAR PEOPLE (see PECULIAR); THE PEOPLE, the populace, the mass. [Fr. peuple--L. populus, prob. reduplicated from root of plebs, people.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Persons composing community, race, or nation, as the English p., English-speaking pp., a warlike p., (treated as sing.); the persons belonging to a place or forming a company or class &c., as the p. of the western counties were in revolt, the p. here are furious; subjects of king &c., congregation of parish priest &c., (as pl.); armed followers, retinue, workpeople, &c., (as pl.); one\'s parents or other relatives, as his p. are sure to hear of it; the commonalty (as pl.); the body of enfranchised or qualified citizens (as sing. or pl.); persons in general, as p. don\'t like to be kept waiting; (v.t.) fill with p., populate, fill (place with animals &c.), (of persons, animals, &c.) inhabit, occupy, fill, esp. in p.p., as a thickly peopled country. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. P.\'s Palace, East London institution with library, entertainments, educational classes, &c., for the use of the working class. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. n. [Old English, French, Latin] The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race;—persons generally; folks;—the mass of a community; the populace; the vulgar; persons of a particular class;—a community of animals, as ants;—pl. Nations;—the Gentiles. Cabinet Dictionary

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