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  1. per·son
    IPA[ˈpərs(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a human being regarded as an individual:

      the porter was the last person to see her she is a person of astonishing energy
    • 2. used in legal or formal contexts to refer to an unspecified individual:

      the entrance fee is $10.00 per person
    • 3. an individual characterized by a preference or liking for a specified thing:

      she's not a cat person
    • 4. a character in a play or story:

      his previous roles in the person of a fallible cop
    • 5. an individual's body:

      I have publicity photographs on my person at all times
    • 6. a category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms, according to whether they indicate the speaker (first person), the addressee (second person), or a third party (third person).

    • 7. each of the three modes of being of God, namely the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit, who together constitute the Trinity.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: person, plural noun: people

    • combining form

      used as a neutral alternative to -man in nouns denoting professional status, a position of authority, etc.:
    • noun

      a human being regarded as an individual:

      (in legal or formal contexts) an unspecified individual:

    • combining form

      used as a neutral alternative to -man in nouns denoting professional status, a position of authority, etc.:
    • noun

      a third party.

      see person

    • noun

      a person with expertise in a certain area who may be called upon as necessary to perform a task or provide information:
    • noun

      a person who works in business or commerce, especially at an executive level.
    • noun

      an individual, company, or other entity which has legal rights and is subject to obligations.
    • noun

      a person who is forced to leave their home country because of war, persecution, or natural disaster; a refugee.
    • with the personal presence or action of the individual specified
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