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English noun: people

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

SamplesOld people.
There were at least 200 people in the audience.

Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

Narrower (hyponym)age bracket, age group, ancients, baffled, blind, blood, brave, business, business people, businesspeople, cautious, chosen people, class, clientele, coevals, cohort, common people, contemporaries, country, damned, dead, deaf, defeated, developmentally challenged, disabled, discomfited, doomed, enemy, enlightened, episcopacy, episcopate, folk, folks, free, free people, generation, handicapped, homebound, initiate, land, living, lobby, lost, maimed, mentally retarded, migration, nation, nationality, network army, patronage, peanut gallery, peoples, pocket, poor, poor people, populace, population, public, rank and file, retarded, retreated, rich, rich people, sick, smart money, social class, socio-economic class, stratum, timid, tradespeople, unconfessed, unemployed, unemployed people, uninitiate, womankind, world, wounded

Member holonymindividual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Member meronymhuman beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind, world

Domain usageplural, plural form

2. people (group) the body of citizens of a state or country

SamplesThe Spanish people.


Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

Narrower (hyponym)Achaean, Aeolian, Arcado-Cyprians, country people, countryfolk, Dorian, electorate, governed, Ionian

Member holonymcitizen

3. people (group) members of a family line

SamplesHis people have been farmers for generations.
Are your people still alive?.

Broader (hypernym)family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept

4. people (group) the common people generally

SamplesSeparate the warriors from the mass.
Power to the people.

Synonymshoi polloi, mass, masses, multitude, the great unwashed

Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

Narrower (hyponym)audience, followers, following, laity, temporalty

English verb: people

1. people (change) fill with people

SamplesStalin wanted to people the empty steppes.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)populate

2. people (stative) furnish with people

SamplesThe plains are sparsely populated.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)dwell, inhabit, live, populate

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