Meaning of PEOPLE in English

[peo.ple] n, pl people [ME peple, fr. OF peuple, fr. L populus] (13c) 1 pl: human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest

2. pl: human beings, persons--often used in compounds instead of persons "salespeople" 3 pl: the members of a family or kinship

4. pl: the mass of a community as distinguished from a special class "disputes between the ~ and the nobles"--often used by Communists to distinguish Communists from other people

5. pl peoples : 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

6: lower animals usu. of a specified kind or situation 7: the body of enfranchised citizens of a state -- peo.ple.less adj

[2]people vt peo.pled ; peo.pling [MF peupler, fr. OF, fr. peuple] (15c) 1: to supply or fill with people

2: to dwell in: inhabit

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.