Person Definition

pûrsən
people, persons
noun
persons
A living human. Often used in combination.
Chairperson; salesperson.
American Heritage
A human being, esp. as distinguished from a thing or lower animal; individual man, woman, or child.
Webster's New World
An individual regarded slightingly, as one of a lower status.
Webster's New World
An individual of specified character.
A person of importance.
American Heritage
A living human body.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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Person (of either sex)
Personhood.
Webster's New World
Person of either sex in a (specified) activity, of a (specified) kind, etc.
Webster's New World
verb

(humorous, gender-neutral) To man.

Wiktionary
anagram
Wiktionary
idiom
in person
  • In one's physical presence; personally:

    applied for the job in person.

American Heritage
in person
  • while being physically present; bodily; personally
Webster's New World
on someone's person
  • being carried personally by someone, as in a pocket or purse

    a cigarette lighter on her person

Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Person

Noun

Singular:
person
Plural:
-persons

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Person

Origin of Person

  • 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

  • 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

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