people [-s] n

AFr poeple < L. populum < populus, the people see person, n.

  1. Human beings; individuals.
  2. Masses; generations; large numbers of human beings.
  3. Mourners; those paying their respects to deceased persons.
  4. Creatures; animals, birds, or insects.
  5. Parties; concerned participants.
  6. Exotic nations; foreign cultures.
  7. Children of God; faithful believers; partakers of salvation through Jesus Christ.
  8. Souls; angels; spirits of human beings who have died.
  9. [Fig.] corpses; dead bodies.
  10. [Fig.] Plants; trees; evergreens.
  11. [Fig.] Suitors; admirers.