Meaning of “people” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈpiːpl/
PLURAL [ plural ]

A1 more than one person:

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

More examples

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)