people
I. noun (plural people) Etymology: Middle English peple, from Anglo-French pople, peple, peuple, from Latin populus Date: 13th century 1. plural human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest 2. plural human beings, persons — often used in compounds instead of persons <
salespeople
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— often used attributively <
people skills
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3. plural the members of a family or kinship 4. plural the mass of a community as distinguished from a special class <
disputes between the people and the nobles
>
— often used by Communists to distinguish Communists from other people 5. plural peoples a body of persons that are united by a common culture, tradition, or sense of kinship, that typically have common language, institutions, and beliefs, and that often constitute a politically organized group 6. lower animals usually of a specified kind or situation 7. the body of enfranchised citizens of a state • peopleless adjective II. transitive verb (peopled; peopling) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French popler, poeplier, from pople Date: 15th century 1. to supply or fill with people 2. to dwell in ; inhabit

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  • People — Peo ple, n. [OE. peple, people, OF. pueple, F. peuple, fr. L. populus. Cf. {Populage}, {Public}, {Pueblo}.] 1. The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • People — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda People es una revista estadounidense de carácter semanal, que trata acerca de las celebridades e historias de interés general, publicada por Time Inc. En 2006, tenía una tirada de 3.750.000 ejemplares e ingresos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • People — Специализация: Знаменитости Периодичность …   Википедия

  • people — [ pipɶl ] adj. inv. et n. m. inv. • 1988; mot angl., de people journalism, genre journalistique ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Presse, magazine people, qui traite des vedettes, des personnalités (notamment de leur vie privée). 2 ♦ N. m. inv. Célébrité recherchée… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • People — (von engl. people „Volk“, „Leute“) ist eine wöchentlich erscheinende US amerikanische Zeitschrift. Das Magazin wurde von Time Warner als Auslagerung der People Seite im Time Magazine herausgebracht und erscheint seit 1974. Die Zeitschrift… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • people — I noun citizenry, commonality, community, community at large, country, cultures, general public, humanity, inhabitants, multitude, nation, national group, nationality, persons, populace, population, race, society, state II index community, family …   Law dictionary

  • people — UK US /ˈpiːpl/ noun [plural] ► HR the people who work for a particular organization or person: »Firms need to keep investing both in infrastructure and their people. »Your people can talk to my people about percentages …   Financial and business terms

  • People — Peo ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peopled} p. pr. & vb. n. {Peopling}.] [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf. {Populate}.] To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate. Peopled heaven with angels. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • People — 99er adultescent agritourist alpha earner alpha geek alpha girl alpha pup altruistic donor …   New words

  • People — (engl., spr. pīpl), Volk, Leute …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • -people — [pē′pəl] combining form alt. pl. of PERSON: see the note at PERSON (sense 1) * * * …   Universalium

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