person [-s] n
OFr < L. persōna, mask used by a player; character, actor, or role; one who plays or performs a part.
- Individual; human being.
- Being; entity; creature; mortal.
- Character; actor; masked performer.
- Phrase. “Persons of prognostication”: fortunetellers; soothsayers; prophets; seers; visionaries; [fig.] robins; birds returning north after winter is over in New England; signs of approaching spring.
- Phrase. “In person”: personally; himself; by his own physical presence; without a substitute or representative.