(noun, verb)


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

- old people

- there were at least 200 people in the audience

Definition categories: group, grouping

2. the body of citizens of a state or country

- the Spanish people

Similar word(s): citizenry

Definition categories: group, grouping

3. members of a family line

- his people have been farmers for generations

- are your people still alive?

Definition categories: group, family, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept

4. the common people generally

- power to the people

Similar word(s): mass, masses, multitude

Definition categories: group, grouping

Sentences with people as a noun:

- Why do so many people commit suicide?

- My people lived through the Black Plague and the Thirty Years War.

- Economocracy is government of the people, for the plutocrats, by their puppets.


1. fill with people

- Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes

Definition categories: change, populate

2. furnish with people

Definition categories: stative, dwell, inhabit, live, populate