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person  


      n   pl   , persons  
1    an individual human being  
2    the body of a human being, sometimes including his or her clothing  
guns hidden on his person     
3    a grammatical category into which pronouns and forms of verbs are subdivided depending on whether they refer to the speaker, the person addressed, or some other individual, thing, etc.  
4    a human being or a corporation recognized in law as having certain rights and obligations  
5      (Philosophy)   a being characterized by consciousness, rationality, and a moral sense, and traditionally thought of as consisting of both a body and a mind or soul  
6    Archaic   a character or role; guise  
7    in person  
a    actually present  
the author will be there in person     
b    without the help or intervention of others  
     (C13: from Old French persone, from Latin persona mask, perhaps from Etruscan phersu mask)  
People is the word usually used to refer to more than one individual: there were a hundred people at the reception. Persons is rarely used, except in official English: several persons were interviewed  


displaced person  
      n   a person forced from his home or country, esp. by war or revolution,   (Abbrev.)    DP  
first person  
      n   a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used by the speaker to refer to or talk about himself, either alone (first person singular) or together with others (first person plural)  
non-person  
      n   a person regarded as nonexistent or unimportant; a nonentity  
Person  
      n     (Christianity)   any of the three hypostases existing as distinct in the one God and constituting the Trinity. They are the First Person, the Father, the Second Person, the Son, and the Third Person, the Holy Ghost  
-person  
      suffix forming nouns   sometimes used instead of -man and -woman or -lady  
chairperson, salesperson     
See at -man  
second person  
      n   a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to or describing the individual or individuals being addressed  
third person  
      n   a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to objects or individuals other than the speaker or his addressee(s)  
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Person  
      n     (Christianity)   any of the three hypostases existing as distinct in the one God and constituting the Trinity. They are the First Person, the Father, the Second Person, the Son, and the Third Person, the Holy Ghost  


displaced person  
      n   a person forced from his home or country, esp. by war or revolution,   (Abbrev.)    DP  
first person  
      n   a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used by the speaker to refer to or talk about himself, either alone (first person singular) or together with others (first person plural)  
non-person  
      n   a person regarded as nonexistent or unimportant; a nonentity  
person  
      n   pl   , persons  
1    an individual human being  
2    the body of a human being, sometimes including his or her clothing  
guns hidden on his person     
3    a grammatical category into which pronouns and forms of verbs are subdivided depending on whether they refer to the speaker, the person addressed, or some other individual, thing, etc.  
4    a human being or a corporation recognized in law as having certain rights and obligations  
5      (Philosophy)   a being characterized by consciousness, rationality, and a moral sense, and traditionally thought of as consisting of both a body and a mind or soul  
6    Archaic   a character or role; guise  
7    in person  
a    actually present  
the author will be there in person     
b    without the help or intervention of others  
     (C13: from Old French persone, from Latin persona mask, perhaps from Etruscan phersu mask)  
People is the word usually used to refer to more than one individual: there were a hundred people at the reception. Persons is rarely used, except in official English: several persons were interviewed  
-person  
      suffix forming nouns   sometimes used instead of -man and -woman or -lady  
chairperson, salesperson     
See at -man  
second person  
      n   a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to or describing the individual or individuals being addressed  
third person  
      n   a grammatical category of pronouns and verbs used when referring to objects or individuals other than the speaker or his addressee(s)  

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person  

1    being, body, human, human being, individual, living soul, soul  
2    in person      bodily, in the flesh, oneself, personally  

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go-to person n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
idiot, ridiculous person
colloquial
n.
person addicted to heroine
slang
n.
person at a party
n.
a person passionate about astronomy
n.
a person born on February 29
syn.: leaper
n.
a person who hunts wild animals
HUNTING
n.
a popular person in a community
n.
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
n.
a militarist; person who urges war
Synonyms: warmonger, militant
n.
A really small person even when old
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
n.
unattractive person, looking dirty and/or smelling bad
n.
person or tool who creates or translates subtitles
[Fam.]
adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
n.
person who assists elderly people in their daily life
n.
If someone or something that they have done is savaged by another person, that person criticizes them severely.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
n.
authorized physical or moral person who disposes of the digital assets belonging to a deceased person
[Tech.]
n.
person born at the end of the 90s ; persons starting their teen life of the beginning of the years 2000
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
n.
technique used for smoking a marijuana joint in two, consisting in one person inhaling the smoke exhaled by the other one
slang
n.
person skilled for an activity, especially for one involving motion (like sports; dance)
una canción de los 90
n.
a very creative person; someone who is always able to come up with fresh ideas
[Bus.]
n.
when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
n.
person who is a specialist of make-up and who applies makeup in a professional manner
n.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love

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