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person meaning

EN[ˈpɹsn̩]
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  • A person is a being, such as a human, that has certain capacities or attributes constituting personhood, The current concept of person was developed during the Trinitarian and Christological debates of the 4th and 5th centuri Since then, a number of important changes to the word's meaning and use have taken place,
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  • NounPLpersonsPLpeoplePREPerso-SUF-person
    1. An individual; usually a human being.
      1. his first appearance upon the stage in his new person of a sycophant or juggler
      2. three persons and one God
      3. Jack's always been a dog person, but I prefer cats.
    2. The physical body of a being seen as distinct from the mind, character, etc.
      1. (law) Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts.
        1. At common law a corporation or a trust is legally a person.
      2. (law) The human genitalia; specifically, the penis.
        1. (grammar) A linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking. See grammatical person.
          1. (biology) A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa, Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher animals.
          2. VerbSGpersonsPRpersoningPT, PPpersoned
            1. OBS VT To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
              1. VT (gender-neutral) To man.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • “The people in the south treat the northeast as a subrace of Brazilians,” said Roberto Quiñiero, who owns a small food market in Pedreiras.
                  • She was at a loss for words when she saw the number of people who had come to grieve for her husband.
                  • “You and Derek should take a pill,” Addy said. / “Why? I'm glad to hear you've got all those people in your corner. Even if you don't get Sean, at least that means you have real friends.”
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • People doing the tracking can locate the trackees through a Web or cellphone interface or by calling the company’s toll-free number and providing the operator with a password.
                  • People who do not speak a second language find that they lose out when looking for a job.
                  • People were spilling out of the stadium after the game.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • Her years of Spanish classes finally paid off when she found herself in Mexico and realized she could communicate with people.
                  • He says that a 30 storey farmscraper could provide fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry – and clean water – for 50,000 people.
                  • Death by drawing and quartering usually dismembered the condemned person.

              Meaning of person for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "person" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a nouns by inflection type. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                    • Nouns by inflection type
                      • Irregular nouns
                        • Suppletive nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
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                    Definiteness: Level 9
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