noun, plural peo·ples for 4.
verb (used with object), peo·pled, peo·pling.
Origin of 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.
Examples from the Web for peopleless
He sat alone with the lieutenant in the peopleless city of Belgrade and waited for his captors.The Mightiest Man|Patrick Fahy
Five minutes later he was plodding steadily ahead of his big Mackenzie hound into the peopleless barrens to the south and west.Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police|James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for peopleless
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 peopleless
In addition to the idiom beginning with people
- people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
- tell (people) apart