Meaning of “people” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈpiːpl/
Extra Examples
The number of people living alone grows each year.Most people think he's guilty.There were no more than ten people there.I don't think he's funny, but other people do.Presentation is important if you want people to buy your products.
PLURAL [ plural ]

A1 more than one person:

Our company employs over 400 people.
People live much longer than they used to.
the people

[ plural ] all the ordinary people in a country:

The rebels have gained the support of the people.
RACE [ C ] formal

all the people of a race:

Europe is made up of many different peoples.

(Definition of “people” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)