Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun people

4 senses of people

Sense 1
people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")
       => group, grouping -- (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Sense 2
citizenry, people -- (the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people")
       => group, grouping -- (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Sense 3
people -- (members of a family line; "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?")
       => family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry -- (people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower")

Sense 4
multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed -- (the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people")
       => group, grouping -- (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb people

2 senses of people

Sense 1
people -- (fill with people; "Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes")
       => populate -- (fill with inhabitants; "populate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting")

Sense 2
people -- (furnish with people; "The plains are sparsely populated")
       => populate, dwell, live, inhabit -- (inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods")

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