Meaning of PEOPLE in English

I. noun (plural ~) Etymology: Middle English peple, from Anglo-French pople, peple, peuple, from Latin populus Date: 13th century human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest, human beings, persons, the members of a family or kinship, the mass of a community as distinguished from a special class , a body of persons that are united by a common culture, tradition, or sense of kinship, that typically have common language, institutions, and beliefs, and that often constitute a politically organized group, lower animals usually of a specified kind or situation, the body of enfranchised citizens of a state, ~less adjective II. transitive verb (~d; peopling) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French popler, poeplier, from pople Date: 15th century to supply or fill with ~, to dwell in ; inhabit

Merriam Webster. Explanatory English dictionary Merriam Webster.      Толковый словарь английского языка Мерриам-Уэбстер.