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Meaning of PERSON

Pronunciation:  'pursun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  
  2. [n]  a person's body (usually including their clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
  3. [n]  a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms; "stop talking about yourself in the third person"

PERSON is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: human, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul
 See Also: adult, adventurer, African, anatomy, anatomy, anomaly, applicant, applied scientist, applier, appointee, appointment, beholder, being, bod, bod, build, build, capitalist, captor, capturer, causal agency, causal agent, cause, changer, chassis, chassis, common man, common person, commoner, communicator, compeer, contestant, controversialist, coward, creator, denizen, disputant, dweller, engineer, entertainer, equal, experimenter, expert, face, female, female person, figure, figure, first person, flesh, flesh, forerunner, form, form, frame, frame, grammatical category, grownup, human body, human body, indigen, indigene, individualist, inexperienced person, inhabitant, innocent, intellect, intellectual, juvenile, juvenile person, leader, lover, male, male person, match, material body, material body, modifier, money dealer, money handler, national, native, nonreligious person, nonworker, observer, organism, peer, people, perceiver, percher, persona non grata, personality, physical body, physical body, physique, physique, precursor, primitive, primitive person, religionist, religious person, second person, self, sensualist, shape, shape, soma, soma, subject, syntactic category, technologist, third person, traveler, traveller, unfortunate, unfortunate person, unskilled person, unusual person, unwelcome person, venturer, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per"son\, n. [OE. persone, persoun, person, parson, OF.
    persone, F. personne, L. persona a mask (used by actors), a
    personage, part, a person, fr. personare to sound through;
    per + sonare to sound. See {Per-}, and cf. {Parson}.]
    1. A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or
       manifestation of individual character, whether in real
       life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an
       assumed character. [Archaic]
             His first appearance upon the stage in his new
             person of a sycophant or juggler.     --Bacon.
             No man can long put on a person and act a part.
                                                   --Jer. Taylor.
             To bear rule, which was thy part And person, hadst
             thou known thyself aright.            --Milton.
             How different is the same man from himself, as he
             sustains the person of a magistrate and that of a
             friend!                               --South.
    2. The bodily form of a human being; body; outward
       appearance; as, of comely person.
             A fair persone, and strong, and young of age.
             If it assume my noble father's person. --Shak.
             Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined.
    3. A living, self-conscious being, as distinct from an animal
       or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or
             Consider what person stands for; which, I think, is
             a thinking, intelligent being, that has reason and
             reflection.                           --Locke.
    4. A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any
       person present.
    5. A parson; the parish priest. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    6. (Theol.) Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions
       of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost);
       an hypostasis. ``Three persons and one God.'' --Bk. of
       Com. Prayer.
    7. (Gram.) One of three relations or conditions (that of
       speaking, that of being spoken to, and that of being
       spoken of) pertaining to a noun or a pronoun, and thence
       also to the verb of which it may be the subject.
    Note: A noun or pronoun, when representing the speaker, is
          said to be in the first person; when representing what
          is spoken to, in the second person; when representing
          what is spoken of, in the third person.
    8. (Biol.) A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the
       compound Hydrozoa Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in
       the narrowest sense, among the higher animals. --Haeckel.
             True corms, composed of united person[ae] . . .
             usually arise by gemmation, . . . yet in sponges and
             corals occasionally by fusion of several originally
             distinct persons.                     --Encyc. Brit.
    {Artificial}, or {Fictitious}, {person} (Law), a corporation
       or body politic. --blackstone.
    {Natural person} (Law), a man, woman, or child, in
       distinction from a corporation.
    {In person}, by one's self; with bodily presence; not by
       representative. ``The king himself in person is set
       forth.'' --Shak.
    {In the person of}, in the place of; acting for. --Shak.
  2. \Per"son\, v. t.
    To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
    [Obs.] --Milton.
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