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Etymology

Anglo-Norman, from Old French pople (French peuple, Spanish pueblo, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] populus, related to þeod/theod/peod/deod).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
people

Plural
plural common noun and collective noun (plural peoples)

people (plural common noun and collective noun (plural peoples))
  1. Plural form 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. A person's ancestors, relatives or family.
  5. The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.

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Verb

Infinitive
to people

Third person singular
peopl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to people (third-person singular simple present peopl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
    "He would not be alone, who all things can; / But peopled heaven with angels, earth with man." — Dryden
  2. (intransitive) To become populous or populated.
  3. (transitive) To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.
    "As thick and numberless / As the gay motes that people the sunbeams." — Milton

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References

people” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


French

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pi.pɔl/

Etymology

From English people.

Noun

people m. (plural peoples)

  1. (countable) A celebrity, a famous person.

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