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Definition of "person" []

  • A living human. Often used in combination: chairperson; spokesperson; salesperson. (noun)
  • An individual of specified character: a person of importance. (noun)
  • The composite of characteristics that make up an individual personality; the self. (noun)
  • The living body of a human: searched the prisoner's person. (noun)
  • Physique and general appearance. (noun)
  • An individual human being (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.

  • The body of a human being, sometimes including his or her clothing (noun)
  • A grammatical category into which pronouns and forms of verbs are subdivided depending on whether they refer to the speaker, the person addressed, or some other individual, thing, etc (noun)
  • A human being or a corporation recognized in law as having certain rights and obligations (noun)
  • A being characterized by consciousness, rationality, and a moral sense, and traditionally thought of as consisting of both a body and a mind or soul (noun)
  • A character or role; guise (noun)

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Use "person" in a sentence
  • "It is narcissistic to assume that, simply because a person is interested in a particular gender, that they are interested in a particular *person*."
  • "If he *is* a martian, then he cannot claim the other persons conspired to harm him by asserting he was not a Martian, since they could only be liable if they conspired to harm *a person*, and he is NOT a person for the purposes of Ontario law."
  • "But really, the person deserving the \'worst person\ 'award is Senator Imhofe, the majority chair for the senate environmental committee that employes and authorizes Morano\'s reports."