Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “people”


verb [T] (PERSONS)   /ˈpi·pəl/
If a place is peopled by a particular type of people, they have moved there or live there: Honolulu is peopled by native Hawaiians, Japanese , Chinese , Filipinos, white Americans , and others .
(Definition of people verb (PERSONS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of people

Word of the Day


to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More