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Meaning of PEOPLE

Pronunciation:  'peepul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
  2. [n]  members of a family line; "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"
  3. [n]  the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"
  4. [n]  the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
  5. [v]  fill with people or supply with inhabitants; "people a room"; "The government wanted to populate the remote area of the country"
  6. [v]  make one's home or live in; "There are only 250,000 people in Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The plains are sparsely populated"

PEOPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: citizenry, domicile, domiciliate, dwell, hoi polloi, inhabit, live, mass, masses, multitude, populate, populate, reside, shack
 See Also: a people, age bracket, age group, ancients, audience, baffled, be, bivouac, blind, blood, blood group, blood type, board, brave, business, business people, camp, camp out, cautious, chosen people, citizen, class, clientele, coevals, cohabit, cohort, common people, community, contemporaries, country, damned, dead, deaf, defeated, disabled, discomfited, doomed, electorate, encamp, enemy, enlightened, family, family line, fill, fill up, folk, followers, following, free, free people, generation, governed, group, grouping, homebound, homeless, human, human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, individual, initiate, kinfolk, kinsfolk, laity, land, live in, live out, living, lodge, lodge in, lost, maimed, make full, man, mankind, mentally retarded, migration, mortal, nation, neighbor, neighbour, occupy, overpopulate, patronage, person, phratry, populace, population, public, rank and file, retreated, room, rusticate, sept, shack up, sick, sleep in, sleep out, smart money, social class, socio-economic class, somebody, someone, soul, temporalty, tent, timid, unconfessed, uninitiate, womankind, world, wounded



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             Unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
                                                   --Gen. xlix.
             The ants are a people not strong.     --Prov. xxx.
             Before many peoples, and nations, and tongues.
                                                   --Rev. x. 11.
             Earth's monarchs are her peoples.     --Whitter.
             A government of all the people, by all the people,
             for all the people.                   --T. Parker.
    Note: Peopleis a collective noun, generally construed with a
          plural verb, and only occasionally used in the plural
          form (peoples), in the sense of nations or races.
    2. Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women;
       folks; population, or part of population; as, country
       people; -- sometimes used as an indefinite subject or
       verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in
             People were tempted to lend by great premiums.
             People have lived twenty-four days upon nothing but
             water.                                --Arbuthnot.
    3. The mass of comunity as distinguished from a special
       class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the
       common crowd; as, nobles and people.
             And strive to gain his pardon from the people.
    4. With a possessive pronoun:
       (a) One's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my
           people were English.
       (b) One's subjects; fellow citizens; companions;
           followers. ``You slew great number of his people.''
    Syn: {People}, {Nation}.
    Usage: When speaking of a state, we use people for the mass
           of the community, as distinguished from their rulers,
           and nation for the entire political body, including
           the rulers. In another sense of the term, nation
           describes those who are descended from the same stock;
           and in this sense the Germans regard themselves as one
           nation, though politically subject to different forms
           of government.
  2. \Peo"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peopled} p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Peopling}.] [Cf. OF. popler, puepler, F. puepler. Cf.
    To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people;
    to populate. ``Peopled heaven with angels.'' --Dryden.
          As the gay motes that people the sunbeams. --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing people you know in your dream means qualities and feelings of those people that you desire for yourself. Seeing people you don't know in your dream indicates hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront. Seeing people from your past in your dream, refers to your shadow and other unacknowledged aspects of yourself. It can represent a waking situation that is bringing out similar feelings as your past relationships.
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