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People

People appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • People pledging plenty of pennies.
  • Thirty-three thousand people think that Thursday is their thirtieth birthday.
    (by Julia Dicum)
  • Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, 'tis the peanut-butter picky people pick.
    (from a commercial)
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Usage statistics for the noun people:

spoken English64.06%written English35.94% conversational speech29.05%task-oriented speech70.95% imaginative writing39.88%informational writing60.12%
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The word people is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun people

What does people mean as a name of something?

People is the 3rd most common noun in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: peoples

  1. (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
  2. the body of citizens of a state or country
    • example: the Spanish people
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of people: citizenry
    • more generic words: group / grouping = any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    • more specific terms:
      • country people / countryfolk = people living in the same country
      • Arcado-Cyprians / Achaean = the ancient Greek inhabitants of Achaea
      • Aeolian = the ancient Greek inhabitants of Aeolia
      • Dorian = the ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris who entered Greece from the north about 1100 BC
      • Ionian = the ancient Greek inhabitants of Attica and related regions in Ionia
      • electorate = the body of enfranchised citizens
      • governed = the body of people who are citizens of a particular government
    • member: citizen = a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
  3. members of a family line
    • examples: his people have been farmers for generations | are your people still alive?
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: family / family line / folk / kinfolk / kinsfolk / phratry / sept = people descended from a common ancestor
  4. the common people generally
    • example: power to the people
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of people: hoi polloi / mass / masses / multitude / the great unwashed
    • more generic words: group / grouping = any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    • more specific words:
      • temporalty / laity = in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
      • audience = the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
      • followers / following = a group of followers or enthusiasts

Alternative definition of the noun people

noun

  1. [used as plural of 'person']; a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.
  2. (plural 'peoples') Persons forming or belonging to a particular group, such as a nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc; folk; community.
  3. A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler.
  4. One's colleagues or employees.
  5. A person's ancestors, relatives or family.
  6. The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.

Definition of the verb people

What does people mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: peopled | peopling | peoples

  1. fill with people
    • example: Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: populate = fill with inhabitants
  2. furnish with people
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: dwell / inhabit / live / populate = be an inhabitant of or reside in

Alternative definition of the verb people

verb

  1. [transitive] To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
  2. [intransitive] To become populous or populated.
  3. [transitive] To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.

Group

People: People! was a one-hit wonder rock band that was formed in San Jose, California in 1965. Their greatest chart success came with their summer hit single "I Love You". The song, written by The Zombies bass guitarist and songwriter Chris White, rose to number one in Japan, Israel, Australia, Italy, South Africa, and the Philippines, and peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1968. At various times, band members have included Robb Levin, Geoff Levin, Albert Ribisi, John Riolo, David Anderson, Larry Norman, Gene Mason, Denny Fridkin, Tom Tucker, Bruce Thomas Eason, John Tristao, Steve Boatwright, and Rob Thomas. On October 19, 2007, People! was inducted into the San Jose Rocks Hall of Fame.

Music

  1. "People" is a song composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by Bob Merrill for the 1964 Broadway musical Funny Girl starring Barbra Streisand, who introduced the song. It has been covered by Dionne Warwick, Steve Lawrence, Jack Jones, Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, The Supremes and others, but is considered Streisand's signature song. The song asserts that "people who need people" — that is, people who love others and are not emotionally cut off from them — are the "luckiest people in the world". It was released as a single with "I Am Woman", a solo version of "You Are Woman, I Am Man", also from Funny Girl.
  2. "People" is the title of Barbra Streisand's fourth solo studio album which was released in September 1964. The title track was a newly recorded version of the hit song from the Broadway musical Funny Girl in which Streisand starred. The album became the first of Streisand's albums to hit #1 on the Billboard album chart, spending five weeks in the top spot; it was also certified Platinum. It was re-released in the UK on the CBS Hallmark Series label in 1966 with different artwork.
    • genres: Pop music, Vocal music
    • released in (51 years ago)
    • award:
      • Grammy Award for Best Album Cover - Other Than Classical nomination for Bob Cato & Don Bronstein
      • Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) nomination for Peter Matz
      • Grammy Award for Album of the Year nomination for Barbra Streisand
      • Grammy Award for Best Album Cover - Other Than Classical, received by Bob Cato & Don Bronstein
      • Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), received by Peter Matz
  3. "People" is a promotional single by the band King Crimson, released in 1995. Its track is from the album THRAK.
  4. "People" is officially Howard Jones's seventh album, released in 1998. After the US release on Ark 21 Records, People was a global release via Jones' own record label dtox. The album is a reworked version of the 1997 Japanese-only release Angels & Lovers. The title track and "When Lovers Confess" were deleted and three new tracks added: "Tomorrow Is Now", "Everything", and "Let the People Have Their Say". The album did not chart in the UK. The tri-fold slip case version features the faces of 210 people, all friends, family and fans of Jones.
    • also known as Angels & Lovers
    • genres: Pop music, Rock music
    • released on (16 years ago)
  5. "People" is an EP by Animal Collective released in October 2006. The first three songs were recorded during the band's Feels sessions in 2005, while the live version of "People" was recorded on tour in March 2005 just prior to the sessions.
  6. "People" is the debut album by celtic rock group Hothouse Flowers, released in 1988. This album to date is the biggest selling debut album by an Irish artist in Ireland.
  7. "People" is a 1969 compilation album released by singer Johnny Mathis on Columbia Records.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released in (46 years ago)
  8. "People" was the first commercial release by American rock band The Golden Republic. It was released as an EP in the US by Astralwerks on September 21, 2004.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (10 years ago)
  9. "People" is the sixth full-length album by the Canadian indie rock band The Burning Hell, released in April 2013 in Canada and May 2013 in Europe. The album was recorded in Berlin by Norman Nitzsche and Ramin Bijan.
  10. "People" is a composition.
  11. "People" is a musical single of Dax Riders.
    • also known as People: Remixes
    • released in (14 years ago)
  12. "People" is a musical album of James Brown.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  13. "People" is a composition, cataloged instance.

Writings

"People" is a play by Alan Bennett.

Films

  1. "People" a.k.a. "Awam" is a Hindi film released in 1987 with Rajesh Khanna in the lead role and supported by Shafi Inamdar, Ashok Kumar, Raj Babbar, Nana Patekar, Smita Patil and Poonam Dhillon. In this film, the playback singing for Rajesh Khanna was done by Mahendra Kapoor.
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  2. "People" is a 2004 comedy film written and directed by Fabien Onteniente.

Business

People is a record label.

Miscellanea

  1. People: A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as in an ethnic group or nation. Collectively, for example, Jews are known as "the Jewish people", European Gypsies comprise the bulk of "the Romani people", and Palestinians are called "the Palestinian people".
    • also known as ljudi
  2. People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Time Inc. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine. People had $997 million in advertising revenue in 2011, the highest advertising revenue of any American magazine. In 2006, it had a circulation of 3.75 million and revenue expected to top $1.5 billion. It was named "Magazine of the Year" by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial, circulation and advertising. People ranked #6 on Advertising Age's annual "A-list" and #3 on Adweek's "Brand Blazers" list in October 2006.
    • also known as People Magazine, People Group, The Editors of People Magazine, editors at People Magazine, People Weekly
    • some of the awards:
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage, received by Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
        • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage nomination for Time Inc.
    • official website: www.people.com
  3. People is part of Microsoft's Windows Live services. It integrates tightly with Outlook.com, Windows Live Mail and Profile to provide users access to their contact's profiles and information. It allows a user to share different information with different groups of people.
    • developer: Microsoft Corporation
    • genre: Address book
    • official website: people.live.com
  4. People is a weekly Australian lad's mag published by Bauer Media Group. It has been published since the 1950s. It is not to be confused with the gossip magazine known by that name in the United States; that magazine is published under the name Who in Australia.
  5. People is a Canadian documentary television series which aired on CBC Television in 1955.
    • begun on and completed on (60 years ago)
    • country: Canada
  6. People is a 2012 theater production of the play by Alan Bennett.

Phrases with People

Phrases starting with the word People:

  1. People's
  2. People mover
  3. People Person
  4. People skills
  5. People's Army

Phrases ending with the word People:

  1. You People
  2. free people
  3. Good People
  4. poor people
  5. rich people
  6. Some People
  7. dutch people
  8. irish people
  9. swiss people
  10. Beaker People
  11. chosen people
  12. common people
  13. flower people
  14. french people
  15. Of All People

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for People

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Google previewLeading People the Black Belt Way (2006)

Conquering the Five Core Problems Facing Leaders Today by Timothy H. Warneka

Pawel Olesiak, Director, Aiki-Management Consulting, Cracow, Poland "Leading People is a highly original text which...

Jamie Zimron, LPGA Pro/The Golf Sensei “Leading people is an art and Leading People is the science behind that art.

Google previewManaging Creative People (2011)

Lessons in Leadership for the Ideas Economy by Gordon Torr

The problem with creative people is that they think they're always right. The problem with creative people isthatyou can't relyon themtoget things done.The problem withcreative peopleisthat you can'ttellif they'reany good until it'stoolate.

Google previewThe Body of Faith (1996)

God and the People of Israel by Michael Wyschogrod

Once the Jewish people is, the Torah has also come into being and once the Torah is, the Jewish people, to whom it applies, is made necessary. In the broadest sense, the Jewish people is the incarnation of Torah. If the Torah is demand, the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (2012)

by James Hoare

The emergence of the communist north and the capitalist south after 1945 led people to flee to more congenial areas. Many landowners and religious believers moved from the north to the south, while left-wingers tended to go north, as did ...

Google previewAnglican Young People's Dictionary (2004)

by June A. English

In the countries of the Mediterranean where Christianity was formed, people depended on oil to prepare food, to give light, and to ...

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Usage statistics about people

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun people:

spoken English64.06%written English35.94% conversational speech29.05%task-oriented speech70.95% imaginative writing39.88%informational writing60.12%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun people:

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Quotes about People

People yell, people scream, people cry
Welcome to hell
People kill, people steal, people lie
Welcome to hell
People leave, people hurt, people die
Welcome to hell
And welcome to life (Shayna Johnston)
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Scrabble value of P3E1O1P3L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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