Meaning of PEOPLE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ pi:p(ə)l ]

( peoples, peopling, peopled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


People are men, women, and children. People is normally used as the plural of person , instead of ‘persons’.

Millions of people have lost their homes.

...the people of Angola.

...homeless young people...

I don’t think people should make promises they don’t mean to keep...



The people is sometimes used to refer to ordinary men and women, in contrast to the government or the upper classes.

...the will of the people.

N-PLURAL : the N


A people is all the men, women, and children of a particular country or race.

...the native peoples of Central and South America...



If a place or country is peopled by a particular group of people, that group of people live there.

It was peopled by a fiercely independent race of peace-loving Buddhists.

...a small town peopled by lay workers and families.

= populate

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed by/with n , V-ed

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