Definitions of person

  1. a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms; "stop talking about yourself in the third person" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person's body (usually including their clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a human being; "there was too much for one person to do" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed character. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The bodily form of a human being; body; outward appearance; as, of comely person. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A living, self-conscious being, as distinct from an animal or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or child. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any person present. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A parson; the parish priest. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. One of three relations or conditions (that of speaking, that of being spoken to, and that of being spoken of) pertaining to a noun or a pronoun, and thence also to the verb of which it may be the subject. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Persons as individuals (e.g., ABORTION APPLICANTS) or as members of a group (e.g., HISPANIC AMERICANS). It is not used for members of the various professions (e.g., PHYSICIANS) or occupations (e.g., LIBRARIANS) for which OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS is available. Medical Dictionary DB
  14. A human being; an individual; one's actual self; one's body; one's shape and looks; as, she is very dainty in person: in grammar, a characteristic by which nouns and pronouns indicate, and verbs express the action of, the one speaking (first person), spoken to (second person), or spoken of (third person). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Character represented, as on the stage: character: an individual: a living soul: the outward appearance, etc.: body: (gram.) a distinction in form, according as the subject of the verb is the person speaking, spoken to, or spoken of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. An individual; living human being; outward appearance; body. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A human being; an individual. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The body of a human being, or its characteristic appearance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. An individual human being, consisting of body and soul, and conceived of as having a distinct personality; a human being, as distinct from a thing; a human being in a bodily reference; bodily form; a human being indefinitely; character; a distinction in the Godhead; the subject or object of a verb, as speaking, spoken to, or spoken of In person, by one's self, and not by representative. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A human being; an individual; the body; one's self; one; a living soul; not a representative; character in a play; in gram., one of the three states of a verb as modified by its nominative, representing respectively the speaker, that which is spoken to, and that which is spoken of; the quality of the noun or pronoun which modifies the verb; a term applied to each of the three beings of the Godhead. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. An individual or zooid of a colony. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  22. [Latin] An individual or zooid of a colony (zool.). na
  23. A man considered according to the rank he holds in society, with all the rights to which the place he holds entitles him, and the duties which it imposes. 1 Bouv. Inst. no. 137. A human being considered as capable of having rights and of being charged with duties; while a “thing” is the object over which rights may be exercised. thelawdictionary.org
  24. p[.e]r'sun, n. character represented, as on the stage: character: an individual, sometimes used slightingly: a living soul: a human being: the outward appearance, &c.: bodily form: one of the three hypostases or individualities in the triune God: (gram.) a distinction in form, according as the subject of the verb is the person speaking, spoken to, or spoken of.--adj. PER'SONABLE, having a well-formed body or person: of good appearance.--n. PER'SON[=A]GE, a person: character represented: an individual of eminence: external appearance.--adj. PER'SONAL, belonging to a person: having the nature or quality of a person: peculiar to a person or to his private concerns: pertaining to the external appearance: done in person: relating to one's own self: applied offensively to one's character: (gram.) denoting the person.--n. PERSONALIS[=A]'TION, personification.--v.t. PER'SONALISE, to make personal.--ns. PER'SONALISM, the character of being personal; PER'SONALIST, one who writes personal notes; PERSONAL'ITY, that which distinguishes a person from a thing, or one person from another: individuality: a derogatory remark or reflection directly applied to a person--esp. in pl. PERSONAL'ITIES.--adv. PER'SONALLY, in a personal or direct manner: in person: individually.--n. PER'SONALTY (law), all the property which, when a man dies, goes to his executor or administrator, as distinguished from the realty, which goes to his heir-at-law.--v.t. PER'SON[=A]TE, to assume the likeness or character of: to represent: to counterfeit: to feign.--adj. (bot.) mask-like, as in the corollary of the snapdragon: larval, cucullate.--adj. PER'SON[=A]TED, impersonated, feigned, assumed.--ns. PERSON[=A]'TION; PER'SON[=A]TOR.--n. PERSONIS[=A]'TION.--v.t. PER'SONISE, to personify.--n. PERSONNEL', the persons employed in any service, as distinguished from the materiel.--PERSONAL ESTATE, PROPERTY, movable goods or property, as distinguished from freehold or real property, esp. in land; PERSONAL EXCEPTION (Scots law), a ground of objection which applies to an individual and prevents him from doing something which, but for his conduct or situation, he might do; PERSONAL IDENTITY, the continued sameness of the individual person, through all changes both without and within, as testified by consciousness; PERSONAL RIGHTS, rights which belong to the person as a living, reasonable being; PERSONAL SECURITY, security or pledge given by a person, as distinguished from the delivery of some object of value as security; PERSONAL SERVICE, delivery of a message or an order into a person's hands, as distinguished from delivery in any other indirect way; PERSONAL TRANSACTION, something done by a person's own effort, not through the agency of another.--IN PERSON, by one's self, not by a representative. [Fr.,--L. pers[=o]na, a player's mask, perh. from pers[)o]n[=a]re, -[=a]tum--per, through, son[=a]re, to sound.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Individual human being; (contempt.) who is this p.?; young p., young man or (usu.) woman; living body of human being, as he had a fine p., attracted by her fortune not her p.; acting, appearing, in his own (proper) p. or in p. (himself, personally); found a friend in (the p. of) his landlord; (Law) human being (natural p.) or body corporate (artificial p.) with recognized rights& duties; character in play or story; the three pp. (modes of being) of the Godhead, Father, Son, Holy Spirit; (Gram.) each of the three classes of personal pronouns &c. denoting respectively the p. &c. speaking (first p.), spoken to (second p.), spoken of (third p.); (Zool.) individual of a compound or colonial organism. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. As in Acts x. 34 and elsewhere, " respecter of persons ; " the part or role in a play, L. persona being (1) a mask, (2) a part acted ; so also Gr. i.e. with God the question is not what person each sustains, but how.- Trench, Select Glossary. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  27. n. [Latin] A character represented on the stage, or exhibited in fiction, &c.;—the part or character which any one sustains;—outward appearance; bodily form;—a human being having soul and body;—a man, woman, or child;—any human being; an individual;—among Trinitarians, one of the three distinct beings, essences, or substances constituting the Godhead;—in grammar, the subject or nominative of a verb; the agent who performs or the patient who suffers that which is signified by the verb;—also, one of the three inflections of the verb corresponding to its nominative or subject. Cabinet Dictionary

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