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person meaning

EN[ˈpɹsn̩] [ˈpɝsən] [ˈpɜːsən] [-ɜː(ɹ)sən]
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  • A person is a being, such as a human, that has certain capacities or attributes constituting personhood, which in turn is defined differently by different authors in different disciplines, and by different cultures in different times and places.
  • The current concept of person was developed during the Trinitarian and Christological debates of the 4th and 5th centuries in contrast to the word nature.
  • Since then, a number of important changes to the word's meaning and use have taken place, and attempts have been made to redefine the word with varying degrees of adoption and influence.
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    Definition of person in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpersonsPLpeoplePREPerso-SUF-person
    1. An individual; usually a human being.
      1. his first appearance upon the stage in his new person of a sycophant or juggler
      2. three persons and one God
      3. Jack's always been a dog person, but I prefer cats.
    2. The physical body of a being seen as distinct from the mind, character, etc.
      1. (law) Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts.
        1. At common law a corporation or a trust is legally a person.
      2. (law) The human genitalia; specifically, the penis.
        1. (grammar) A linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking. See grammatical person.
          1. (biology) A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa, Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher animals.
          2. VerbSGpersonsPRpersoningPT, PPpersoned
            1. OBS VT To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
              1. VT (gender-neutral) To man.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • The other branch was more immediately the representatives of the people, and it was a maxim that the people ought to hold the Purse-strings.
                  • A lot of people don't develop pictures nor do they purchase real cameras anymore so cell phones now are adding better pixilation and tripod attachments to take steady pictures.
                  • "What a charming amusement for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like dancing after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished society."
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • People also come in full of misgivings about "overwinding" their watches. "You can't overwind a watch - you can only underwind it," said McKelvey.
                  • People who talk about an imminent possibility of war seldom pose this question: What would North Korea’s leadership get from unleashing a war that they are likely to lose in weeks, if not days?
                  • People always told me that owning property was a big turn-on for many women – a sign that a bloke has got it going on financially.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • The reason for equivalization is to allow for household economies of scale–for example, cooking a meal for four people costs less than cooking four separate meals for one person.
                  • Death by drawing and quartering usually dismembered the condemned person.
                  • This definitely speaks to the fact that at Georgetown, beginning at the admissions process, you're not a number but a real person.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                    • Nouns by inflection type
                      • Irregular nouns
                        • Suppletive nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
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                    1. en persons
                    2. en personal
                    3. en personally
                    4. en personality
                    5. en personage
                    Source: Wiktionary

                    Meaning of person for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "person" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a nouns by inflection type. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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