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people US English

Human beings in general or considered collectively

people US Thesaurus

crowds of people

the opiate of the masses US English

Something regarded as inducing a false and unrealistic sense of contentment among people

the People in people US English

The state prosecution in a trial

peoples in people US English

The men, women, and children of a particular nation, community, or ethnic group

people in person US English

A human being regarded as an individual

be all things to all men US English

Please everyone, typically by regularly altering one’s behavior or opinions in order to conform to those of others

boat people US English

Refugees who have left a country by sea, in particular the Vietnamese who fled in small boats to Hong Kong, Australia, and elsewhere after the conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam in 1975

old people US English

People who are elderly

chosen people US English

The Jewish people considered (in Jewish and Christian tradition) as having been selected by God for a special relationship with him

little people US English

The ordinary people in a country, organization, etc., who do not have much power

people-eater US English

A person or animal that eats human flesh

people meter US English

An electronic device used to record the television viewing habits of a household so that the information obtained can be used to compile ratings

people mover US English

A means of transportation, in particular any of a number of automated systems for carrying large numbers of people over short distances

people person US English

A person who enjoys or is particularly good at interacting with others

people power US English

Political pressure exercised through the public demonstration of popular opinion

people-watch US English

Spend time idly observing people in a public place

Plain People US English

The Amish, the Mennonites, and the Dunkers, three strict Christian sects emphasizing a simple way of life

people carrier US English

A motor vehicle with three rows of seats, enabling the transport of more passengers than the average car

people-oriented US English

Skilled at or focused on interaction with people

people watching US English

The action or practice of spending time idly observing people in a public place

people's court US English

A small-claims court

People's Party US English

Another name for the Populist Party

traveling people US English

People whose lifestyle is nomadic, for example gypsies (a term typically used by such people of themselves)

people's democracy US English

A political system in which power is regarded as being invested in the people

People's Princess US English

A name for Diana, Princess of Wales

People's Republic US English

Used in the official title of several present or former communist or left-wing states

the beautiful people US English

Fashionable, glamorous, and privileged people

People of the Book US English

Jews and Christians as regarded by Muslims

throw people together US English

Bring people into contact, especially by chance

Pakistan People's Party US English

One of the main political parties in Pakistan. It was founded in 1967 by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and was led 1984–2007 by his daughter Benazir Bhutto

People's Liberation Army US English

The armed forces of the People’s Republic of China, including all its land, sea, and air forces. The PLA traces its origins to an unsuccessful uprising by Communist-led troops against pro-Nationalist forces in Jiangxi (Kiangsi) province on August 1, 1927, a date celebrated annually as its anniversary

bang people's heads together US English

Reprimand people severely, especially in an attempt to stop their arguing

People's Republic of China US English

Official name (since 1949) of China.

blanch US English

(Of a person) grow pale from shock, fear, or a similar emotion

tar people with the same brush US English

Consider specified people to have the same faults

Zimbabwe African People's Union US English

A Zimbabwean political party formed in 1961 as a guerrilla organization. It merged with ZANU in 1987

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of US English

Official name for North Korea.

South West Africa People's Organization US English

A nationalist organization formed in Namibia in 1964–66 to oppose the illegitimate South African rule over the region. It waged a guerrilla campaign, operating largely from Angola; it eventually gained UN recognition, and won elections in 1989

chosen people in chosen US English

The Jewish people considered (in Jewish and Christian tradition) as having been selected by God for a special relationship with him

take the bread out of people's mouths US English

Deprive people of their livings by competition or unfair working practices

people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones US English

You shouldn’t criticize others when you have similar faults of your own

layperson US English

A nonordained member of a church

the people in people US English

The citizens of a country, especially when considered in relation to those who govern them

one's people in people US English

A person’s parents or relatives

peoplehood in people US English


transperson US English

A person who is transgender or transsexual

workpeople US English

People in paid employment, especially in manual or industrial labour

young person US English

(In the UK) a person generally from 14 to 17 years of age

anchorperson US English

An anchorman or anchorwoman (used as a neutral alternative)

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