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n., pl. -ples for 4, n.
Peoplehuman beings collectively, 1374.
People is a plural noun. You use a plural form of a verb after it.
People is most commonly used to refer to a particular group of men and women, or a particular group of men, women, and children.
You often use people to refer to all the men, women, and children of a particular country, tribe, or race.
When you are referring to several countries, tribes, or races, you can use the plural form peoples.
People can also be used to say that something is generally done.
Person is a countable noun. A person is an individual man, woman, or child.
The usual plural of 'person' is people, but in formal English persons is sometimes used.
Past participle: peopled
|Noun||1.||people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human beings, human race, humankind, humans, mankind, humanity, world, man - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
peoples - the human beings of a particular nation or community or ethnic group; "the indigenous peoples of Australia"
ancients - people who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe)
baffled - people who are frustrated and perplexed; "the children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"
blind - people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group; "he spent hours reading to the blind"
blood - people viewed as members of a group; "we need more young blood in this organization"
brave - people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"
damned - people who are condemned to eternal punishment; "he felt he had visited the realm of the damned"
dead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
living - people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
deaf - people who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the deaf use sign language"
disabled, handicapped - people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped; "technology to help the elderly and the disabled"
enemy - any hostile group of people; "he viewed lawyers as the real enemy"
common people, folk, folks - people in general (often used in the plural); "they're just country folk"; "folks around here drink moonshine"; "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"
homebound - people who are confined to their homes
enlightened, initiate - people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
uninitiate - people who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it diverts the attention of the uninitiate"
developmentally challenged, mentally retarded, retarded - people collectively who are mentally retarded; "he started a school for the retarded"
network army - a group of like-minded people united by the internet; a new kind of social or political of business group that may exert broad influence on a shared concern; "a network army of software programmers contribute free software to those who want it"
nationality - people having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation; "immigrants of the same nationality often seek each other out"; "such images define their sense of nationality"
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); "he ignored complaints from the peanut gallery"
pocket - a small isolated group of people; "they were concentrated in pockets inside the city"; "the battle was won except for cleaning up pockets of resistance"
retreated - people who have retreated; "he had only contempt for the retreated"
sick - people who are sick; "they devote their lives to caring for the sick"
tradespeople - people engaged in trade
migration - a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
|2.||people - the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"|
Aeolian - the ancient Greek inhabitants of Aeolia
Dorian - the ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris who entered Greece from the north about 1100 BC
Ionian - the ancient Greek inhabitants of Attica and related regions in Ionia
electorate - the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote
governed - the body of people who are citizens of a particular government; "governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed"--Declaration of Independence
citizen - a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
|3.||people - members of a family line; "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"|
|4.||people - the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"|
laity, temporalty - in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
audience - the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment; "every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"
|Verb||1.||people - fill with people; "Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"|
populate - fill with inhabitants; "populate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting"
|2.||people - furnish with people; "The plains are sparsely populated"|
"The voice of the people is the voice of God" [Alcuin Epistles]
what will people think? → ¿qué va a pensar la gente?
they stole from people's houses → robaban las casas de la gente
the place was full of people → el local estaba lleno de gente
country people → la gente del campo
I like the people here → la gente de aquí me cae bien
here people quarrel a lot → aquí se riñe mucho
they don't mix much with the local people → no se tratan mucho con la gente del lugar
what a lot of people! → ¡cuánta gente!
old people → los ancianos, la gente mayor
people say that → dicen que ..., la gente dice que ...
young people → los jóvenes, la gente joven
20 people → 20 personas
millions of people → millones mpl de personas
people are more important than animals → las personas son más importantes que los animales
how many people are there in your family? → ¿cuántos sois en tu familia?
he got a knighthood, him of all people! → le han nombrado sir, ¡precisamente a él!
you of all people should understand → tú deberías entenderlo mejor que nadie
the people concerned → la gente or las personas en cuestión
English people → los ingleses
two English people → dos ingleses
the gas people are coming tomorrow → los del gas vienen mañana
people like you are not welcome → no queremos gente como tú
many people think that → mucha gente cree que ..., muchos creen que ...
most people like it → a la mayoría de la gente le gusta
several people have told me → me lo han dicho varias personas
some people are born lucky → hay gente que nace de pie, hay gente con suerte
they're strange people → son gente rara
what do you people think? → y ustedes ¿qué opinan?
see also little 1 B
Madrid has over four million people → Madrid tiene más de cuatro millones de habitantes
the people of London → los habitantes de Londres, los londinenses
the people of Angola → los habitantes or la gente de Angola
the people of this country are fed up → la gente de este país está harta
a leader who will serve the country and its people → un líder al servicio del país y de su gente
the people → el pueblo
the will of the people → la voluntad popular or del pueblo
the British people → el pueblo británico
the king and his people → el rey y su pueblo or sus súbditos
a people's army/democracy/republic → un ejército/una democracia/una república popular
government by the people → el gobierno del pueblo
the people at large → el pueblo en general
a man of the people → un hombre del pueblo
power to the people → poder m para el pueblo
a people's tribunal → un tribunal popular
to go to the people → consultar la opinión popular
see also common A1
my people come from the north → mi familia or mi gente es del norte
have you met his people? → ¿conoces a su familia?
the country is peopled by nomads → el país está poblado or habitado por nómadas
his novels are peopled with outlandish characters → sus novelas están pobladas de personajes extravagantes
The people were nice → Les gens étaient sympathiques.
The room was full of people
BUT La salle était pleine de monde. → La salle était pleine de gens.
a lot of people → beaucoup de gens
I know people who ... → je connais des gens qui ...
People shouldn't make promises that they can't keep → Il ne faut pas faire de promesses quand on est incapable de les tenir.
There has been a complete change in people's ideas on the subject → Les idées sur ce sujet ont connu un changement radical.
six people → six personnes
several people → plusieurs personnes
How many people are there in your family?
BUT Vous êtes combien dans votre famille?.
young people → les jeunes mpl
French people → les Français mpl
Black people → les Noirs mpl
to be peopled by [place] → être peuplé(e) de; [novel] → être peuplé(e) depeople carrier n (= vehicle) → monospace mpeople mover people-mover n
old people → i vecchi
young people → i giovani
some people → alcuni mpl, certa gente
four/several people came → sono venute quattro/parecchie persone
the room was full of people → la stanza era piena di gente
what do you people think? → e voi (altri) cosa ne pensate?
some people are born lucky → c'è chi nasce con la camicia
you of all people should ... → se c'è uno che dovrebbe... quello sei tu
many people think that ... → molti pensano che..., molta gente pensa che...
people say that ... → si dice or la gente dice che...
the people of London → i londinesi
country people → la gente di campagna
town people → la gente di città
the people → il popolo
people at large → il grande pubblico
a man of the people → un uomo del popolo
people(ˈpiːpl) noun plural
people is singular, and has the plural peoples , when it means a nation: a defeated people ; the peoples of eastern Europe .
people→ نَاسٌ lidé folk Menschen άνθρωποι gente ihmiset gens ljudi persone 人々 사람들 mensen personer ludzie pessoas люди folk ผู้คน insanlar người 人们
- Talking to people
- How much is it for a car with two people?
- How much is the crossing for a car and four people?
- How much is it for a camper with four people?
- There are some people injured
- What facilities do you have for disabled people?
- Is there a discount for disabled people? (US)
Is there a reduction for disabled people? (UK)
- I'd like to reserve a table for three people for tonight (US)
I'd like to book a table for three people for tonight (UK)
- I'd like to reserve a table for two people for tomorrow night (US)
I'd like to book a table for two people for tomorrow night (UK)
- I'd like to reserve a table for four people for tonight at eight o'clock (US)
I'd like to book a table for four people for tonight at eight o'clock (UK)
- I'd like to make a reservation for seven-thirty for two people (US)
I'd like to make a reservation for half past seven for two people (UK)