HyperDic: people

English > 6 senses of the word people:
NOUNgrouppeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
grouppeople, citizenrythe body of citizens of a state or country
grouppeoplemembers of a family line
grouppeople, multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, the great unwashedthe common people generally
VERBchangepeoplefill with people
stativepeoplefurnish with people
people > pronunciation
Soundspiy'pahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > people: 6 senses > noun 1, group
Meaning(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively.
Examples
  • "old people"
  • "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Member ofworld, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, manAll of the living human inhabitants of the earth
Membersperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
NarrowerSlavic peopleA race of people speaking a Slavonic language
age group, age bracket, cohortA group of people having approximately the same age
ancientsPeople who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe)
baffledPeople who are frustrated and perplexed
blindpeople who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
bloodpeople viewed as members of a group
bravePeople who are brave
business people, businesspeoplePeople who transact business (especially business executives)
chosen peopleAny people believing themselves to be chosen by God
class, stratum, social class, socio-economic classPeople having the same social, economic, or educational status
clientele, patronage, businesscustomers collectively
coevals, contemporaries, generationAll the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
communityA group of people having a religion, ethnic, profession, or other particular characteristic in common
damnedPeople who are condemned to eternal punishment
deadPeople who are no longer living
deafPeople who have severe hearing impairments
defeated, discomfitedPeople who are defeated
disabled, handicappedPeople collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
doomed, lostPeople who are destined to die soon
enemyAny hostile group of people
episcopacy, episcopateThe collective body of bishops
folk, folks, common peoplePeople in general (often used in the plural)
free, free peoplePeople who are free
homeboundPeople who are confined to their homes / homes
initiate, enlightenedPeople who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
livingPeople who are still living
lobbyThe people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest
mentally retarded, retarded, developmentally challengedPeople collectively who are mentally retarded
migrationA group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)
nation, land, countryThe people who live in a nation or country
nationalityPeople having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation
network armyA group of like-minded people united by the internet
peanut gallery(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)
peoplesThe human beings of a particular nation or community or ethnic group
pocketA small isolated group of people
poor people, poorPeople without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
populace, public, worldPeople in general considered as a whole
populationThe people who inhabit a territory or state
rank and filePeople who constitute the main body of any group
retreatedPeople who have retreated
rich people, richPeople who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
sickPeople who are sick
smart moneyPeople who are highly experienced or who have inside information
timid, cautiousPeople who are fearful and cautious
tradespeoplePeople engaged in trade
unconfessedPeople who have not confessed
unemployed people, unemployedpeople who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)
uninitiatePeople who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
womankindwomen as distinguished from men
wounded, maimedPeople who are wounded
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishgente, personas, pueblo
Catalangent, persones
Verbspeoplefill with people
peoplefurnish with people
English > people: 6 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThe body of citizens of a state or country.
Example"the Spanish people"
Synonymcitizenry
MemberscitizenA native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
NarrowerAchaean, Arcado-CypriansThe ancient Greek inhabitants of Achaea
AeolianThe ancient Greek inhabitants of Aeolia
DorianThe ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris who entered Greece from the north about 1100 BC
IonianThe ancient Greek inhabitants of Attica and related regions in Ionia
country people, countryfolkPeople living in the same country
electorateThe body of enfranchised citizens
governedThe body of people who are citizens of a particular government
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Spanishciudadanía, ciudadanos, gente, pueblo
Catalanciutadania, poble
Verbspeoplefill with people
peoplefurnish with people
English > people: 6 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningMembers of a family line.
Examples
  • "his people have been farmers for generations"
  • "are your people still alive?"
Broaderfamily, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratryPeople descended from a common ancestor
Spanishfamilia
Catalanfamília
English > people: 6 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningThe common people generally.
Example "power to the people"
Synonymsmultitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, the great unwashed
NarroweraudienceThe part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
following, followersA group of followers or enthusiasts
laity, temporaltyIn Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Spanishgente, masa, masas, multitud, plebe, populacho, pueblo, vulgo
Catalangent, massa, masses, multitud, poble
Verbspeoplefill with people
peoplefurnish with people
English > people: 6 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningFill with people.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"
BroaderpopulateFill with inhabitants
Spanishpoblar
Catalanpoblar
Nounspeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
peoplethe body of citizens of a state or country
peoplethe common people generally
English > people: 6 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningFurnish with people.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Broaderpopulate, dwell, live, inhabitInhabit or live in
Spanishpoblar
Nounspeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
peoplethe body of citizens of a state or country
peoplethe common people generally

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