noun, plural peo·ples for 4.
verb (used with object), peo·pled, peo·pling.
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Origin of people
synonym study for people
usage note for people
At one time, some usage guides maintained that people could not be preceded by a number, as in Fewer than 30 people showed up. This use is now unquestionably standard in all contexts.
grammar notes for people
OTHER WORDS FROM people
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Example sentences from the Web for people
That’s a tremendous advantage for people working away from the office, as we almost all are right now, and on business trips, which almost none of us are on.Review: The Lenovo Flex 5G, the world’s first 5G laptop|Aaron Pressman|July 8, 2020|Fortune
Birx discussed public health messaging around the pandemic, noting it “doesn’t help to keep saying the same three things over and over again if people aren’t hearing you and being able to apply that to their lives.”Birx participates in virtual International AIDS Conference|Michael K. Lavers|July 8, 2020|Washington Blade
Once again the federal government is fumbling its response to a catastrophe that disproportionately affects Black people, and once again officials are using stories about looting to place the blame on Black victims of police violence.
Like with any other platform, the larger the built-in following a brand has, the more significant the baseline is for the number of people that will see and interact with the brand’s organic content.
People tend to hire and promote people who make them feel comfortable.‘My white colleagues are looking to me for answers’: Confessions of a Black ad tech exec|Seb Joseph|July 8, 2020|Digiday
British Dictionary definitions for people
noun (usually functioning as plural)
- the mass of persons without special distinction, privileges, etc
- the body of persons in a country, esp those entitled to vote
Word Origin for people
Idioms and Phrases with people
In addition to the idiom beginning with people
- people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
- tell (people) apart