Person meaning

pûrsən
A human being, esp. as distinguished from a thing or lower animal; individual man, woman, or child.
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An individual of specified character.

A person of importance.

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A living human. Often used in combination.

Chairperson; salesperson.

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(Christianity) Any one of the three hypostases of the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit.
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The definition of a person is an individual human being.

An example of a person is one man.

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An individual; usually a human being. [from 13th c.]

Each person is unique, both mentally and physically.

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Physique and general appearance.
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The physical body of a being seen as distinct from the mind, character etc. [from 14th c.]
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(christianity) Any of the three separate individualities of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as distinguished from the essence of the Godhead that unites them.
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A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed character.
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The living body of a human.

Searched the prisoner's person.

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(archaic) A role in a play; character.
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An entity, such as an individual, or, under law, an incorporated group with certain legal rights and responsibilities; a human being; the live body of a human being. See also natural person.
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(law) Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts. [from 14th c.]

By common law a corporation or a trust is legally a person.

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(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.

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(humorous, gender-neutral) To man.
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Plural form of persona.
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(now rare) An individual regarded slightingly, as one of a lower status.
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Person (of either sex)

Personhood.

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Person of either sex in a (specified) activity, of a (specified) kind, etc.
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The composite of characteristics that make up an individual personality; the self.
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(law) A human, corporation, organization, partnership, association, or other entity deemed or construed to be governed by a particular law.
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A character or role, as in a play; a guise.
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Personality; self; being.
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(law) Any individual or incorporated group having certain legal rights and responsibilities.
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(law) The human genitalia; specifically, the penis.
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(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. [from 14th c.]
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(in a compound noun or noun phrase) Someone who likes or has an affinity for (a specified thing). [from 20th c.]

Jack's always been a dog person, but I prefer cats.

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(chiefly in science fiction) Any sentient or socially intelligent being.
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(christian theol.) Any of the three modes of being (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) in the Trinity.
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in person
  • In one's physical presence; personally:
    Applied for the job in person.
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in person
  • while being physically present; bodily; personally
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on someone's person
  • being carried personally by someone, as in a pocket or purse
    A cigarette lighter on her person.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on someone's person

Origin of person

  • Middle English from Old French persone from Latin persōna mask, role, person probably from Etruscan phersu mask

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman parsone, persoun et al. (Old French persone (“human being"), French personne), and its source Latin persōna (“mask used by actor; role, part, character"),perhaps a loanword; compare Etruscan φersu (“mask"). Displaced native wight (from Old English wiht (“person, human being")).

    From Wiktionary