(noun, verb)


1. a human being

- there was too much for one person to do

Similar word(s): individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

Definition categories: general, being, organism, cause

2. a human body (usually including the clothing)

- a weapon was hidden on his person

Definition categories: body, anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, physique, shape, soma

3. a grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party

- stop talking about yourself in the third person

Definition categories: communication

Sentences with person as a noun:

- Each person is unique, both mentally and physically.

- Jack's always been a dog person, but I prefer cats.

- At common law a corporation or a trust is legally a person.


1. (obsolete, transitive) To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.

2. (transitive, gender-neutral) To man.