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Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics.
Ken Burns

Meaning of "person" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PERSON

From Old French persone, from Latin persōna mask, perhaps from Etruscan phersu mask.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PERSON

person  [ˈpɜːsən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERSON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Person is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PERSON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

person

Person

A person is a being, such as a human, that has certain capacities or attributes constituting personhood, which in turn is defined differently by different authors in different disciplines, and by different cultures in different times and places. In ancient Rome, the word persona or prosopon originally referred to the masks worn by actors on stage. The various masks represented the various "personae" in the stage play. The current concept of person was developed during the Trinitarian and Christological debates of the 4th and 5th centuries in contrast to the word nature. During the theological debates, some'philosophical tools were needed so that the debates could be held on common basis to all theological schools. The purpose of the debate was to establish the relation, similarities and differences between the Λóγος/Verbum and God. The philosophical concept of person arose, taking the word "prosopon" from the Greek theatre. Therefore, Christus and God were defined as different "persons". This concept was applied later to the Holy Ghost, the angels and to all human beings.

Definition of person in the English dictionary

The first definition of person in the dictionary is an individual human being. Other definition of person is the body of a human being, sometimes including his or her clothing. Person is also a grammatical category into which pronouns and forms of verbs are subdivided depending on whether they refer to the speaker, the person addressed, or some other individual, thing, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERSON


anchorperson
ˈæŋkəˌpɜːsən
barperson
ˈbɑːˌpɜːsən
cameraperson
ˈkæmrəˌpɜːsən
chairperson
ˈtʃɛəˌpɜːsən
cochairperson
ˌkəʊˈtʃeəˌpɜːsən
craftsperson
ˈkrɑːftspɜːsən
draftsperson
ˈdrɑːftsˌpɜːsən
gentleperson
ˈdʒɛntəlˌpɜːsən
handyperson
ˈhændɪˌpɜːsən
houseperson
ˈhaʊsˌpɜːsən
newsperson
ˈnjuːzˌpɜːsən
pitchperson
ˈpɪtʃˌpɜːsən
salesperson
ˈseɪlzˌpɜːsən
spokesperson
ˈspəʊksˌpɜːsən
sportsperson
ˈspɔːtsˌpɜːsən
superperson
ˈsuːpərˌpɜːsən
tradesperson
ˈtreɪdzˌpɜːsən
unperson
ˈʌnpɜːsən
waitperson
ˈweɪtˌpɜːsən
weatherperson
ˈwɛðərˌpɜːsən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERSON

persnickety
person of colour
person-to-person call
persona
persona grata
persona non grata
personable
personableness
personably
personae
personae gratae
personae non gratae
personage
personal
personal accident insurance
personal ad
personal allowance
personal assistant
personal belongings
personal best

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERSON

Anderson
Carson
Emerson
first person
first-person
Grierson
Henderson
in person
Jefferson
Kherson
lay person
Macpherson
McPherson
media person
missing person
non-person
Paterson
Peterson
Sanderson
second person
third person

Synonyms and antonyms of person in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PERSON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «person» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of person

Translation of «person» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERSON

Find out the translation of person to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of person from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «person» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

persona
570 millions of speakers

English

person
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यक्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَخْصٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

человек
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pessoa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

personne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Person
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사람
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நபர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kişi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

persona
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

osoba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

людина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

persoană
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

άτομο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

persoon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

person
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

person
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of person

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERSON»

The term «person» is very widely used and occupies the 1.110 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERSON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «person» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «person» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about person

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10 QUOTES WITH «PERSON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word person.
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Athanasius
Anyone who wants to look at sunlight naturally wipes his eye clear first, in order to make, at any rate, some approximation to the purity of that on which he looks; and a person wishing to see a city or country goes to the place in order to do so.
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Emmanuelle Beart
There are a lot of films where I play characters that are about the windows to the interior person rather than the exterior.
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Mary J. Blige
I used to think I was ugly. I thought I looked like a camel. A person who doesn't love themselves, they will see anything that pops up on their face. I've seen squirrels, I've seen a bird, and I've seen all kinds of animals on my face. But that is the result of self-hate. I've learned to say: 'You know what? I am a beautiful black woman'.
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Daniel J. Boorstin
The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.
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Amy Brenneman
I'm not the neatest person in the kitchen by any means.
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Beth Brooke
Sponsorship involves putting your own political capital at risk, so they are going to help that person to succeed. Women get promoted; they don't get sponsored. Women know they are on their own if they get that promotion.
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Dana Brunetti
When you go in for any life rights, you always ask, 'Who would you have play this person, or who would you have direct?'
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Ken Burns
Louis Armstrong is quite simply the most important person in American music. He is to 20th century music (I did not say jazz) what Einstein is to physics.
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George Carlin
In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.
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Richard Carmona
The average person doesn't understand what a stem cell is. There's a lack of health literacy in our nation. So the public can't really get into this dialogue because they don't understand the complexity of stem cells, not the faith-based approach, not the ideological or political, but the science behind stem cells.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERSON»

Discover the use of person in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to person and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Highly Sensitive Person
Stating that hypersensitivity is an asset rather than a flaw, a guide for those who are highly subject to their surroundings offers coping methods while explaining how to benefit from sensitivity-related personality traits.
Elaine Aron, 1996
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Be A People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective ...
In this powerful book, America's leadership expert John Maxwell helps you: discover and develop the qualities of an effective "people person" improve your relationships in every area of life understand and help difficult people overcome ...
John C. Maxwell, 2013
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How to Read a Person Like a Book
To acquire the skills for reading gestures-Materials for gesture- reading-Openness, Defensiveness, Evaluation, Suspicion, Readiness, Reassurance, Cooperation, Frustration, Confidence, Nervousness, Self- control-Boredom, Courtship, Relations ...
Gerard I. Nierenberg, Henry H. Calero, 1994
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First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-portrait by ...
Reveals the childhood, education, and personal life of Russia's newest president through interviews with Vladimir Putin, his wife, staff, and friends.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, 2000
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On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy
Houghton Mifflin is delighted to introduce this preeminent psychologist to the next generation with a new edition of this landmark book.
Carl Ransom Rogers, 1995
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In One Person: A Novel
Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a "sexual suspect," a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of "terminal ...
John Irving, 2012
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How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life
Using transcribed conversations, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti crafts a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part bawdy confessional.
Sheila Heti, 2012
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The Developing Person Through the Life Span
"The seventh edition comes with significant revision of cognitive development throughout childhood, revised and updated chapters on adolescence, and more attention to emerging and early adulthood.
Kathleen Stassen Berger, 2011
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Person
This textbook deals with the grammatical category of person, using data from over 500 languages.
Anna Siewierska, 2004
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Becoming A Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the ...
Whatever your vocation or aspiration, you can increase your impact on others by becoming a person of influence.
John Maxwell, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERSON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term person is used in the context of the following news items.
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Teen fatally shot in San Jose's 15th homicide this year
"Christopher" was wearing what may have been a blue Dodgers shirt -- a color that may have caught the wrong person's eye on his quiet, tidy ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
2
Person dies on Northwest Side after being hit by Metra train
The last inbound Milwaukee District North train of the evening struck the person around 11:40 p.m. less than a half-mile north of the Grayland ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
3
One person dead after motorcycle collision in Scarborough
One person is dead after a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle at Kingston Road and Ellesmere Road in Scarborough, Toronto ... «CP24 Toronto's Breaking News, Jul 15»
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'When the right person comes along': Rachel Hunter open to idea of …
'When the right person comes along': Rachel Hunter open to idea of new partner. 4:49pm. share. One News. Source: New Zealand supermodel Rachel Hunter ... «TVNZ, Jul 15»
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Police searching for missing person in Carroll County
Police searching for missing person in Carroll County. Nathan Birmingham, 31, was last seen leaving Leroy Drive for a jog. Published 4:49 PM ... «WBAL Baltimore, Jul 15»
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Boater dead, second person sought after 20-foot vessel found …
One person has died and the Coast Guard is searching for a man after a boat was found abandoned near Gambier Island in Howe Sound on ... «The Province, Jul 15»
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Drone racing championship attracts experts in first-person flying
“It really was a magical event,” says Zoe Stumbaugh of Santa Cruz, Calif., one of only two women competitors in the 100-person field. «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
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1 Person Injured, 4 Pets Killed In Suspicious Fire
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A house was destroyed and several pets were killed in a suspicious fire. Crews were called to the home in the 600 ... «NewsChannel5.com, Jul 15»
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One person sprayed with mace at protests outside Cleveland State …
CLEVELAND – Protestors were gathered near East 24th and Euclid Avenue on Sunday near the Cleveland State University campus after a ... «fox8.com, Jul 15»
10
Discover, celebrate Israel this fall – in person
Are you sick and tired of the media's blindness and bigotry when it comes to reporting in the Middle East? How would you like to combine a ... «WND.com, Jul 15»

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