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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.


Synonymscitizenry


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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