Définition anglaise de “people”

Définition de "people" - Dictionnaire Anglais

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peoplenoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈpiː.pəl/ us /ˈpiː.pəl/

A1 men, women, and children:

Many people never do any exercise.
We've invited 30 people to our party.

used to refer to everyone, or informally to the group that you are speaking to:

People will think you've gone mad.
People like to be made to feel important.
Now that we've discussed our problems, are people happy with the decisions we've made?

men and women who are involved in a particular type of work:

We'll have to get the people at the city council to look at these plans.
Most of her friends are media people.
the people

C1 the large number of ordinary men and women who do not have positions of power in society:

She claims to be the voice of the people.
The president has lost the support of the people.
the people's Princess
sb's people informal

the people someone is related to:

Her people come from Scotland originally.

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peoplenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpiː.pəl/ us /ˈpiː.pəl/

(Definition of “people” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Définition de "people" - Dictionnaire Anglais Américain

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peopleplural noun

us /ˈpi·pəl/

people plural noun (PERSONS)

men, women, and children generally; pl ofperson:

There were a lot of people there.
Some people were hurt.

People can refer to a particular group mentioned:

young/old people
poor/rich people
Those people look as if they’re lost.

When you say the people, you mean the large number of ordinary men and women who do not have positions of power:

The president wanted to take his message directly to the people.
Note: See the usage note at person.

peoplenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpi·pəl/

people noun [ C ] (NATION)

a culture or nation:

It is a custom shared by many Native American peoples.

peopleverb [ T ]

us /ˈpi·pəl/

people verb [ T ] (PERSONS)

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” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Définition de "people" - Dictionnaire Anglais des Affaires

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peoplenoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈpiːpl/ us

HR the people who work for a particular organization or person:

Firms need to keep investing both in infrastructure and their people.
Your people can talk to my people about percentages.

(Definition of “people” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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In fact, it is the lack of reform of the welfare state that is responsible for the difficulty of encouraging people to re-enter the labour market.
The necessary measure to combat these diseases would lead to an overall lifting of the quality of life for some of the world's poorest people.
Nearly six million people have died.
We ought to be addressing these questions and stop thinking we can help these people fill their stomachs simply by opening the borders.
More than two million people are said to have starved to death over the past few years and more than 13 million are suffering from malnutrition.
Communist misrule has ensured that the malnourished people are left out in the cold and are deprived of proper medical care.
Even when they are defending interests, people also have a conscience and this is what drives the world forwards, even in these current troubled times.
In my country we have 3 million people on illegal drugs, 28% of them are 16-29 year olds, 14% of them are 14-15 year olds.
The issue is not about keeping people out, but making sure that, having come in, they are treated with the dignity they deserve.
There are alternatives; the most important thing is that people are committed to each other, that they have a family life.