People Definition

Define what is People?

1. people (noun)

(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively.

  • old people.
  • there were at least 200 people in the audience.
Hypernyms

group, grouping noun
any number of entities (members) considered as a unit.

Hyponyms

peoples noun
the human beings of a particular nation or community or ethnic group.

age bracket, age group, cohort noun
a group of people having approximately the same age.

ancients noun
people who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe).

baffled noun
people who are frustrated and perplexed.

blind noun
people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group.

blood noun
people viewed as members of a group.

brave noun
people who are brave.

cautious, timid noun
people who are fearful and cautious.

business people, businesspeople noun
people who transact business (especially business executives).

damned noun
people who are condemned to eternal punishment.

dead noun
people who are no longer living.

living noun
people who are still living.

deaf noun
people who have severe hearing impairments.

defeated, discomfited noun
people who are defeated.

disabled, handicapped noun
people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped.

doomed, lost noun
people who are destined to die soon.

enemy noun
any hostile group of people.

episcopacy, episcopate noun
the collective body of bishops.

common people, folk, folks noun
people in general (often used in the plural).

free, free people noun
people who are free.

homebound noun
people who are confined to their homes.

enlightened, initiate noun
people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity.

uninitiate noun
people who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity.

developmentally challenged, mentally retarded, retarded noun
people collectively who are mentally retarded.

network army noun
a group of like-minded people united by the internet; a new kind of social or political of business group that may exert broad influence on a shared concern.

nationality noun
people having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation.

peanut gallery noun
(figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance).

pocket noun
a small isolated group of people.

retreated noun
people who have retreated.

sick noun
people who are sick.

tradespeople noun
people engaged in trade.

maimed, wounded noun
people who are wounded.

migration noun
a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period).

social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class noun
people having the same social, economic, or educational status.

Nation, country, Land noun
the people who live in a nation or country.

poor, poor people noun
people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group).

rich, rich people noun
people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group).

populace, public, world noun
people in general considered as a whole.

population noun
the people who inhabit a territory or state.

coevals, contemporaries, generation noun
all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age.

lobby noun
the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest.

clientele, patronage, business noun
customers collectively.

rank and file noun
people who constitute the main body of any group.

smart money noun
people who are highly experienced or who have inside information.

unconfessed noun
people who have not confessed.

unemployed, unemployed people noun
people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group).

womankind noun
women as distinguished from men.

chosen people noun
any people believing themselves to be chosen by God.

2. people (verb)

fill with people.

  • Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes.
Hypernyms

populate verb
fill with inhabitants.

3. citizenry, people (noun)

the body of citizens of a state or country.

  • the Spanish people.
Synonyms: citizenry
Hypernyms

group, grouping noun
any number of entities (members) considered as a unit.

Hyponyms

country people, countryfolk noun
people living in the same country; compatriots.

Arcado-Cyprians, Achaean noun
the ancient Greek inhabitants of Achaea.

Aeolian noun
the ancient Greek inhabitants of Aeolia.

Dorian noun
the ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris who entered Greece from the north about 1100 BC.

Ionian noun
the ancient Greek inhabitants of Attica and related regions in Ionia.

electorate noun
the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote.

governed noun
the body of people who are citizens of a particular government.

4. people (verb)

furnish with people.

  • The plains are sparsely populated.
Hypernyms

inhabit, live, populate, dwell verb
inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of.

5. people (noun)

members of a family line.

  • his people have been farmers for generations.
  • are your people still alive?.
Hypernyms

family line, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, Sept, folk, family noun
people descended from a common ancestor.

6. hoi polloi, masses, the great unwashed, multitude, people, Mass (noun)

the common people generally.

  • separate the warriors from the mass.
  • power to the people.
Hypernyms

group, grouping noun
any number of entities (members) considered as a unit.

Hyponyms

laity, temporalty noun
in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy.

audience noun
the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment.

followers, following noun
a group of followers or enthusiasts.

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peopled (adjective satellite)
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