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person (organism)

Definition:

a human being

Class:

noun (persons, places, or things)

Related to:

personhood | personify

Plurals:

people | persons

Member of:

people » world

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

abator | abjurer | abomination | abstainer | achiever | acquaintance | acquirer | active | actor | adjudicator | admirer | adoptee | adult | adventurer | adversary | advisee | advocate | affiant | African | agnostic | amateur | ancient | anomaly | anti | anti-American | applicant | appointee | appreciator | apprehender | Aquarius | archaist | Aries | arrogator | assessee | asthmatic | authority | autodidact | baby boomer | baby buster | bad guy | bad person | baldhead | balker | bather | beard | bedfellow | bereaved person | best | birth | biter | Black person | blogger | blonde | bluecoat | bodybuilder | bomber | brunette | bullfighter | buster | Cancer | candidate | capitalist | Capricornean | captor | case | cashier | celebrant | censor | chameleon | changer | charmer | child | chutzpanik | closer | cloud seeder | clumsy person | collector | color-blind person | combatant | commoner | communicator | compeer | complexifier | compulsive | computer user | contemplative | contestant | convert | copycat | counter | counterterrorist | coward | crawler | creator | creature | creditor | cripple | Dagestani | dead person | deaf person | debaser | debtor | defecator | delayer | deliverer | demander | dieter | differentiator | disentangler | disputant | dissenter | divider | domestic partner | double | dresser | dribbler | drug user | dyslexic | ectomorph | effecter | Elizabethan | emotional person | endomorph | engineer | enjoyer | enrollee | entertainer | ethnic | experimenter | expert | explorer | extrovert | face | faddist | faller | fastener | female person | fiduciary | first-rater | follower | free agent | friend | fugitive | gainer | gambler | gatekeeper | gatherer | Geminian | gentile | gentleperson | good guy | good person | granter | greeter | grinner | groaner | grunter | guesser | handicapped person | hater | heterosexual person | homosexual | homunculus | hope | hoper | huddler | hugger | human body | immune | individualist | inhabitant | innocent | insured person | intellectual | interpreter | introvert | Jat | Jew | jewel | jumper | junior | juvenile person | killer | kink | kneeler | knocker | knower | large person | Latin | laugher | leader | learner | left-hander | Leonine | Libran | life | lightning rod | linguist | literate person | liver | local | longer | loose cannon | loved one | lover | machine | mailer | malcontent | male person | man | man jack | manipulator | Maori | married | masturbator | measurer | mesomorph | mestizo | middlebrow | miracle man | misogamist | mixed-blood | modern | money handler | monolingual | mother hen | mouse | mover and shaker | mutilator | namer | namesake | national | native | native | Native American | neglecter | neighbor | netizen | neutral | non-member | non-person | non-resident | nondescript | nonparticipant | nonpartisan | nonreligious person | nonsmoker | nonworker | nude person | nurser | occultist | optimist | orphan | ostrich | ouster | outcaste | outdoorsman | owner | pamperer | pansexual | pardoner | partner | party | passer | perceiver | percher | person of color | personage | personality | personification | perspirer | philosopher | picker | pieriansipist | Pisces (astrology) | pisser | planner | player | posturer | powderer | precursor | preserver | primitive person | propositus | public relations person | pursuer | pussycat | quarter | quitter | radical | realist | rectifier | redheader | registrant | relative | reliever | religious person | repeater | rescuer | rester | restrainer | revenant | rich person | right-hander | riser | romper | roundhead | ruler | rusher | Sagittarius | scientist | Scorpion | scratcher | second-rater | seeker | segregate | self | sensualist | sentimentalist | sex object | sex symbol | showman | signer | simpleton | six-footer | skidder | Slav | slave | slave | sleepyhead | sloucher | small person | smasher | smiler | sneezer | sniffer | sniffler | snuffer | snuffler | social dancer | socializer | sort | sounding board | sphinx | spitter | sport | sprawler | spurner | squinter | stifler | stigmatic | stooper | stranger | struggler | subject | supernumerary | surrenderer | survivalist | survivor | suspect | tagger | tagger | tapper | Taurus | tempter | termer | terror | testator | thin person | third-rater | thrower | tiger | totemist | toucher | transferee | transsexual | transvestite | traveler | trier | turner | tyrant | undoer | unfortunate person | unskilled person | unwelcome person | user | vanisher | victim | Victorian | Virgoan | visionary | visually impaired person | waiter | waker | walk-in | wanter | ward | warrior | watcher | weakling | weasel | weight gainer | White person | wiggler | winker | withholder | witness | worker | worldling | yawner

Usage example:

there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms:

individual | mortal | somebody | someone | soul | per. [abbreviation] | pers. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Old French persone "human being" (12th century, French personne), from Latin...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of person...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

someone | somebody [synonym] | SOM1 [abbreviation, text messaging]

some person; somebody (3 of 410 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/someone

Macmillan British Dictionary:

someone

used for referring to a person when you do not know or do not say who the person is (19 of 98 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/someone

Cambridge Dictionary:

someone | somebody

used to refer to a single person when you do not know who they are or when it's not important who they are (23 of 70 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/someone

someone [abbreviation]

somebody or someone (3 of 7 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sb

Merriam-Webster:

someone | somebody [synonym]

some person; "somebody" (3 of 69 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/someone

Oxford Dictionary:

someone

an unknown or unspecified person; some person | a person of importance or authority (13 of 56 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/someone

Wiktionary:

someone | someones [plural] | anybody [synonym, sense-specific] | anyone [synonym, sense-specific] | somebody [synonym, sense-specific]

Some translation dictionaries have used the abbreviation s.o. or so for someone. | Some person. | A partially specified but unnamed person. (20 of 44 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/someone

American Heritage Dictionary:

someone

An unspecified or unknown person. | A person of importance (9 of 18 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/someone

New World Dictionary:

someone

a person unknown or not named; some person; somebody (9 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/someone

Random House Dictionary:

someone

some person; somebody. (3 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/someone

Wikipedia:

Somebody [disambiguation]

may refer to: "Somebody" (Aerosmith song), from their 1973 album Aerosmith | "Somebody" (Bryan Adams song), from his 1984 album Reckless | "Somebody" (Depeche Mode song), from their 1984 album Some Great Reward | "Somebody" (Mark Wills song), covered... (36 of 179 words, 14 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Somebody

Britannica Encyclopedia:

soul [religion and philosophy]

in religion and philosophy, the immaterial aspect or essence of a human being, that which confers individuality and humanity, often considered to be ... (23 of 854 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/555149​/soul

Columbia Encyclopedia:

soul

the vital, immaterial, life principle, generally conceived as existing within humans and sometimes within all living things, inanimate objects, and ... (20 of 51 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0846001​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

somebody | somebodies [plural] | someone

an unspecified or unidentified person | an important or well-known person (10 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710303​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

person

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Old French persone "human being" (12th century, French personne), from Latin persona "human being", originally "character in a ... (21 of 72 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=person

Wiktionary:

person | persons [plural] | people [plural] | personed [past tense] | personing [present participle]

Origin: 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... (28 of 40 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/person

Merriam-Webster:

person

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French persone, from Latin persona actor's mask, character in a play, person, probably from Etruscan ... (20 of 30 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/person

New World Dictionary:

person

Origin: Middle English persone from Old French from Latin persona, literally, actor's face mask, hence a character, person, probably from ... (19 of 22 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/person

Oxford Dictionary:

person | people [plural] | persons [plural] | first person | second person | third person

Origin: Middle English: from Old French persone, from Latin persona 'actor's mask, character in a play', later "human being"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/person

American Heritage Dictionary:

person

Origin: Middle English, from Old French persone, from Latin persōna, mask, role, person, probably from Etruscan phersu, mask.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/person

Collins Dictionary:

person | Person | -person

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French persone, from Latin persōna mask, perhaps from Etruscan phersu mask

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/person

Encarta Dictionary:

person | people [plural] | persons ( [plural]

First use: 12th century

Origin: French persone from Latin persona "mask worn by an actor, character"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725217​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

person | persons [plural] | people [plural] | personed [past tense] | personing [present participle]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "person"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "person"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/person

Collins Dictionary:

person | Person | -person

Audio: British English pronunciation of "person"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/person

Macmillan British Dictionary:

person [countable] | people [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "person"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/person

Macmillan American Dictionary:

person [countable] | people [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "person"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/person

Cambridge Dictionary:

person [entry 1, formal OR LAW] | people [plural] | persons [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "person"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "person"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/person 1

the Free Dictionary:

person

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "person"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "person"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "person" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/person

Google Dictionary:

person | people [plural] | persons [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "person"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=person

pers.

Audio: English pronunciation of "pers."

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=pers​.

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

person

Audio: North American pronunciation of "person"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=person​01 word=person

YourDictionary Audio:

person

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "person" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/person

freedictionary.org:

person

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "person" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=person

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