A person of importance.
An example of a person is one man.
Each person is unique, both mentally and physically.
Searched the prisoner's person.
By common law a corporation or a trust is legally a person.
Jack's always been a dog person, but I prefer cats.
- In one's physical presence; personally:Applied for the job in person.
- while being physically present; bodily; personally
- being carried personally by someone, as in a pocket or purseA cigarette lighter on her 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 persÅna (“mask used by actor; role, part, character"),perhaps a loanword; compare Etruscan Ï†ersu (“mask"). Displaced native wight (from Old English wiht (“person, human being")).