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people

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpeoplepeo‧ple1 /ˈpiːpəl/ ●●● S1 W1 noun  1 persons [plural]PERSON/PEOPLE used as the plural of ‘person’ to refer to men, women, and children How many people were at the meeting? At least 40 people were killed. the people who live next door2 people in general [plural] people in general, or people other than yourself I don’t care what people think. People can be really mean sometimes.theatre/business etc people (=people who work or are involved in the theatre etc) The hotel was full of business people.3 country/race [countable]COUNTRY/NATION the people who belong to a particular country, race, or areathe British/American etc people He pledged that he would never lie to the American people.people of the Basques, a people of northwestern Spain the peoples of Europe4 the people5 somebody’s people6 of all people7 to get attention [plural] American English spoken informalGROUP OF PEOPLE used to get the attention of a group of people Listen up, people! little peopleGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?People is followed by a plural verb: The American people are proud of their democracy. Don’t say: The American people is proud of its democracy.THESAURUSpeople people in generalMost people know that smoking causes lung cancer.People are the same everywhere.folk informal peopleLouisa's parents were country folk and believed very much in herbal remedies. They looked like two ordinary folk.There are still folk around here who remember the old days.the public ordinary people, not people who belong to the government or are members of a particular company or organizationThis information should be made available to the public. population all the people who live in a particular areaThe majority of the population were farmers.The city has a population of 11 million.the human race all the people in the world, considered as a groupthe origins of the human racemankind (also humankind) people in general – used especially when talking about their history or development, or how something affects their existence. Some people think that the word mankind seems to make women seem unimportant, and prefer to use humankind insteadTravelling into space was a great advance for mankind.populace formal the people who live in a country – a very formal useIt is a country where 80% of the populace live in poverty.
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peopleThomas' own sales and publicity team consists of 12 people in the office, plus eight reps.People are getting very worried about rising crime.People sometimes make fun of my name.How many people were at the concert?Most people hate writing essays, but I quite like it.an earthquake that left thousands of people homelessIt means that people need or want a product.The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France.I like the people I work with.Historical objects provide links with the people who made and used them.Protean-like kings, these people raise and they may likewise level.I think people thought in the beginning I was going to be a flash in the pan, like Tiny Tim.Three people, whom I did not know, asked me about the outcome.Later, her staff members became aware of the larger number of promotions and monetary rewards accorded to people in other groups.Mobility Allowance is paid to people who become unable to walk or virtually unable to walk before the age of 65.I never understand people who say they don't like vegetables.I don't want people to feel sorry for me.theatre/business etc peopleIt is ambitious and beautiful; what is more, it acknowledges the importance of being sophisticated for adult business people.The crowd of affirmative action supporters included university students, government workers, community activists and business people.One can already see many examples where skilful use of information technology has given imaginative and creative business people enormous commercial advantages.They must operate on a good deal less than total information; 70 percent is considered high availability for business people.According to him, greedy business people often looked to the government for help in maintaining their position.Ubeunon priests, business people, journalists: Whatever our intentions, we were all enmeshed in the system.But there is another side to the story. Business people say technological change will mean fewer but better jobs.
peoplepeople2 verb [transitive] formal  1 SGLIVE SOMEWHEREif a country or area is peopled by people of a particular type, they live there syn inhabitbe peopled by/with somebody an island peopled by hardy sea folk2 FULLif a story or someone’s imagination is peopled by people of a particular type, it is full of thembe peopled by/with somebody Her world was peopled with imaginary friends. Grammar People is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
peopleThe region has traditionally been peopled by Armenians.The neighborhood is dominated by the Waterloo train station and peopled by derelicts late at night.It peoples itself in the sunbeams.be peopled by/with somebodyOf course Hell was peopled by bullies.The place was peopled with ghosts and soon he would be one of them.Her island was peopled with plumed parrots, preening dodos, psychedelic land crabs.The situation is growing precarious as more and more corporations are peopled by temporary employees.be peopled by/with somebodyOf course Hell was peopled by bullies.The place was peopled with ghosts and soon he would be one of them.Her island was peopled with plumed parrots, preening dodos, psychedelic land crabs.The situation is growing precarious as more and more corporations are peopled by temporary employees.
PeoplePeople (also People Magazine / $ ˈ.. ˌ.../) trademark  a US magazine that contains short articles and pictures of famous people, especially people who appear on television and in filmsPeople, TheThe PeoplePeople, The trademark  a British tabloid newspaper sold every Sunday, which is known for printing shocking articles about famous people, especially about their relationships and their sexual experiences
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Verb table
people
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypeople
he, she, itpeoples
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypeopled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave peopled
he, she, ithas peopled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad peopled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill people
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have peopled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam peopling
he, she, itis peopling
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you, we, theyare peopling
Past
I, he, she, itwas peopling
you, we, theywere peopling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been peopling
he, she, ithas been peopling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been peopling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be peopling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been peopling
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