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Definition of "people" []

  • Humans considered as a group or in indefinite numbers: People were dancing in the street. I met all sorts of people. (noun)
  • A body of persons living in the same country under one national government; a nationality. (noun)
  • A body of persons sharing a common religion, culture, language, or inherited condition of life. (noun)
  • Persons with regard to their residence, class, profession, or group: city people. (noun)
  • The mass of ordinary persons; the populace. Used with the: "those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes” ( Thomas Jefferson). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "people" in a sentence
  • "'Soldiers work for corporations, not for the people' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Soldiers work for corporations, not for the people\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Cheney and the rest of the draft dodgers who operated the single worst administration in US history made a decision to force troops into repeated deployments to Iraq."
  • "I also overheard people in a local Starbucks talk about voting for McCain because we can´t have one of ¨those people¨ as president."
  • "From Nazism to Abu Ghraib to notorious lab psych experiments in which normal people set in oppressor roles become brutes, the proof is in: ���Nice people��� do evil things when conditions encourage it, and thin democracy���s extreme power imbalance is one proven condition."