- a person of importance or distinction; notable
- any person
- a character in history, a play, a novel, etc.
Origin: MFr: see person and amp; -age
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- A character in a literary work.
- a. A person.b. A person of distinction. See Synonyms at celebrity.
Origin: Middle English, person, from Old French, from persone, person; see person.