• People gathering hay
    People gathering hay
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v people fill with people "Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"
    • v people furnish with people "The plains are sparsely populated"
    • n people (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively "old people","there were at least 200 people in the audience"
    • n people members of a family line "his people have been farmers for generations","are your people still alive?"
    • n people the body of citizens of a state or country "the Spanish people"
    • n people the common people generally "separate the warriors from the mass","power to the people"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Dance, Like They Had Seen the People Dance at The Show 164 Dance, Like They Had Seen the People Dance at The Show 164
It Does Not Take Opera Music to Get People To Heaven 027 It Does Not Take Opera Music to Get People To Heaven 027
People under a tree building a canoe form a letter L People under a tree building a canoe form a letter L
Further evidence of Gissibl's tie-up with the People's Bund for Germans Living Abroad Further evidence of Gissibl's tie-up with the People's Bund for Germans Living Abroad
The Little People bring good luck to the Indians The Little People bring good luck to the Indians
fire of love that burns in the hearts of people fire of love that burns in the hearts of people

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 70% of the poor people in the world are female
    • People One's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English.
    • People One's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers.
    • People Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people ; -- sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity. "People were tempted to lend by great premiums.""People have lived twenty-four days upon nothing but water."
    • People The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation. "Unto him shall the gathering of the people be.""The ants are a people not strong.""Before many peoples , and nations, and tongues.""Earth's monarchs are her peoples .""A government of all the people , by all the people , for all the people ."
    • People The mass of community as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people . "And strive to gain his pardon from the people ."
    • v. t People pē"p'l To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate. "Peopled heaven with angels.""As the gay motes that people the sunbeams."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, approximately 50 million people fish per year
    • n people The whole body of persons who compose a community, tribe, race, or nation: as, the people of England; the people of Israel.
    • n people The mass of persons inhabiting a place; subjects or citizens, as distinguished from their rulers or from men of rank or men of authority in any profession; the commonalty; the populace: usually preceded by the definite article: as, the king and the people; one of the people; the darling of the people.
    • n people Those who are closely connected with a person as subjects, domestics, attendants, followers, etc.; also, one's family, relatives, etc.: as, a pastor and his people.
    • n people Persons; any persons indefinitely; men: a collective noun taking a verb in the plural, and admitting in colloquial use a numeral adjective: as, people may say what they please; a number of country people were there; people of fashion; there were not ten people present.
    • n people Human beings; men.
    • n people A set or crowd; company.
    • n people Synonyms People, Nation, Race, Tribe, Clan. People stands for the ruled in distinction from the rulers, as king and people, or for the mass of the community, etc., without thought of any distinction between rulers and ruled. The word nation stands for a political body viewed as a whole. The unity may be ethnic, instead of political; this sense, however, is less common. Race is the most common word for all those who seem to make a whole in community of descent and are too numerous to be called a tribe, clan, or family: as, the Anglo-Saxon race is one branch of the Germanic, tracing its descent through certain Low German tribes. Tribe, apart from certain peculiar meanings, stands for a subdivision of a race: as, the twelve tribes of Israel; ordinarily the word is not applied to civilized persons; we speak of tribes of Indians, Arabs, Africans. Clan is used chiefly of the old organization of kinsmen among the Scotch Highlanders; where used of others, it expresses a similar organization, with intense loyalty and partizanship.
    • people To stock with people or inhabitants; populate.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 75% of all raisins eaten by people in the United States are eaten at breakfast
    • n People pē′pl persons generally: the men, women, and children of a country or a nation: the mass of persons as distinguished from the rulers, &c.: an indefinite number: inhabitants: the vulgar: the populace
    • v.t People to stock with people or inhabitants
    • ***


  • Thomas L. Masson
    Thomas L. Masson
    “Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.”
  • Proverb
    “All things are becoming to good people.”
  • Martin Rutte
    Martin Rutte
    “You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself.”
  • Lord Boyd Orr
    Lord Boyd Orr
    “If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches, they will take sandwiches.”


All things to all people - When we try to be all things to all people, we try to satifsy everyone, and often end up satisfying no one.
People person - Someone who enjoys interacting with people as part of their job
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones - People should not criticize other people for faults that they have themselves.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. peple, people, OF. pueple, F. peuple, fr. L. populus,. Cf. Populage Public Pueblo


In literature:

But all of the people had food and all the people were happy.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
You don't think people are shocked by her frock?
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
I feel that our people have defended themselves and have fought better than any people in the world.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
Shortly after five o'clock there was a noise of roaring waters and screams of people.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
People who talk facts, I like; people who talk theories, I fly from.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
And yet a great many people in the West think of these people as the pure worshippers of the highest type of the Brahmanical faith!
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The people may be called a church-going people.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Colored people do more than white people allow.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The people, as a rule, are honest-hearted, hard-working people, who have never had a chance.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
The Land and the People.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park

In poetry:

To save their lives
The people fled.
Saul hunted them down
He wanted them dead.
"Saul Is Struck Blind" by Doris Clore Demaree
This then was the tribute
That the people owed
To the worm-protection
For a poor abode.
"Fairy Tale" by Boris Pasternak
And children, whatever you
Do, do it well,
People always, in looking it
Over, can tell.
"Industry in Children. Proverb 22:6" by Frank Barbour Coffin
I have had my chance to live with the people who have
too much and the people who have too little and I chose
one of the two and I have told no man why.
"Testament" by Carl Sandburg
Fight and in hope, for battle is banned,
The world shall yet rejoice,
For the peoples rise in wrath to demand
Henceforth no war shall trouble the land
Except at a people's voice.
"To Great Britain" by Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley
When whilt thou save the people?
O God of mercy! when? The people, Lord! the people!
Not thrones and crowns, but men! God save the people! Thine they are;
Thy children, as Thy angels fair;
Save them from bondage and despair!
God save the people!
"The People's Anthem" by Ebenezer Elliott

In news:

Cost is $5 to people age 1 through 20 and $20 at the gate for people 21 and older.
It was Friday evening, rush hour in Nairobi , and Sammy Inanga, a 48-year-old construction worker, was one of four people in the front row of a van jammed with 23 people.
READERS' PICK: It's the little people vs the Big Boxes --and the little people are winning.
There are people who make a living by annoying other people.
I would like people's opinions on these people that collect food stamps and do not even have the children living with them.
I've met many people who have, though, and they're some of the wisest, most exciting people I know.
People do project their good energy onto people who do readings for a living.
The Tea Party People have certainly turned out to be a bunch of angry old people.
It's a group of people who are riding their bikes across the country in hopes of raising awareness and money for people with disabilities.
Police are warning people about a scam involving iPads and they are releasing surveillance tape of the suspects who victimized two people.
No doubt you've seen a few of these already like how people perceive stay-at-home moms, graphic designers and there was even one for how people perceive DJs.
Maybe it drives you nuts when people pop their gum, or crack their knuckles, or when people say "I know, right.".
A People's Car for Wealthy People.
"Some people got lost in the flood, some people got away alright".
Lovely books in which terrible things happen to good people, and to bad people, and to all sorts of people, things as localized as a hit-and-run accident and as all-encompassing as the Third World War.

In science:

This is a vast result due to many people and, among other things, it generalizes and strengthens the Mostow Rigidity Theorem.
Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups
The following special graded cases were studied by the other people.
Nongraded Infinite-Dimensional Simple Lie Algebras
There are many other people from these two groups who have contributed to this work.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
Representations for Uq ( bgl N ) or Uq ( bslN ) have been studied by many people (for example, [H], [JKKMP] and [KMS]).
$U_q(\hat{\frak{gl}}_{{}_N})$ action on $\hat{\frak{gl}}_{{}_N}$ -modules and quantum toroidal algebras
Commutator calculus has been extended to general varieties of algebraic systems by several people – first by J. D. H.
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories