Crossword clues for person
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Person \Per"son\, n. [OE. persone, persoun, person, parson, OF. persone, F. personne, L. persona a mask (used by actors), a personage, part, a person, fr. personare to sound through; per + sonare to sound. See Per-, and cf. Parson.]
A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed character. [Archaic]
His first appearance upon the stage in his new person of a sycophant or juggler.
No man can long put on a person and act a part.
To bear rule, which was thy part And person, hadst thou known thyself aright.
How different is the same man from himself, as he sustains the person of a magistrate and that of a friend!
The bodily form of a human being; body; outward appearance; as, of comely person.
A fair persone, and strong, and young of age.
If it assume my noble father's person.
Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined.
A living, self-conscious being, as distinct from an animal or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or child.
Consider what person stands for; which, I think, is a thinking, intelligent being, that has reason and reflection.
A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any person present.
A parson; the parish priest. [Obs.]
(Theol.) Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis. ``Three persons and one God.''
--Bk. of Com. Prayer.
(Gram.) One of three relations or conditions (that of speaking, that of being spoken to, and that of being spoken of) pertaining to a noun or a pronoun, and thence also to the verb of which it may be the subject.
Note: A noun or pronoun, when representing the speaker, is said to be in the first person; when representing what is spoken to, in the second person; when representing what is spoken of, in the third person.
(Biol.) A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher animals.
True corms, composed of united person[ae] . . . usually arise by gemmation, . . . yet in sponges and corals occasionally by fusion of several originally distinct persons.
Legal person (Law), an individual or group that is allowed by law to take legal action, as plaintiff or defendent. It may include natural persons as well as fictitious persons (such as corporations).
Natural person (Law), a man, woman, or child, in distinction from a corporation.
In person, by one's self; with bodily presence; not by representative. ``The king himself in person is set forth.''
In the person of, in the place of; acting for.
Person \Per"son\, v. t.
To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., from Old French persone "human being, anyone, person" (12c., Modern French personne) and directly from Latin persona "human being, person, personage; a part in a drama, assumed character," originally "mask, false face," such as those of wood or clay worn by the actors in later Roman theater. OED offers the general 19c. explanation of persona as "related to" Latin personare "to sound through" (i.e. the mask as something spoken through and perhaps amplifying the voice), "but the long o makes a difficulty ...." Klein and Barnhart say it is possibly borrowed from Etruscan phersu "mask." Klein goes on to say this is ultimately of Greek origin and compares Persephone.\n
\nOf corporate entities from mid-15c. The use of -person to replace -man in compounds and avoid alleged sexist connotations is first recorded 1971 (in chairperson). In person "by bodily presence" is from 1560s. Person-to-person first recorded 1919, originally of telephone calls.
n. An individual; usually a human being. (from 13th c.) vb. 1 (context obsolete transitive English) To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate. 2 (context transitive gender-neutral English) To man.
a person's body (usually including their clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms; "stop talking about yourself in the third person"
Housing Units (2000): 15504
Land area (2000): 392.310699 sq. miles (1016.080003 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 11.779144 sq. miles (30.507842 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 404.089843 sq. miles (1046.587845 sq. km)
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 36.392403 N, 78.991888 W
Person County, NC
Persön is a locality situated in Luleå Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 223 inhabitants in 2010.
Person or Persons may refer to:
- Person, a being, such as a human, that has certain capacities or attributes constituting personhood
- Grammatical person, concerning the ways in which languages address people and describes their relationships to the speaker
- Person (surname)
- Persons (surname)
Person(a) is a full-length studio album by Norman Iceberg. Recorded and mixed at Marko Studios in Montreal, it was released in 1987. The musical style of the album is a blend of experimental electronic music and commercial synthpop, and featured keyboardists such as Lenny Pinkas ( Men Without Hats), Mario Spezza ( Rational Youth) and Mic Lussier. The lyrics contain references to androgyny.
Two singles were released from the album. Initially released on LP and cassette, Person(a) was never re-released on CD, making it now a rare collector's item.
In the canon law of the Catholic Church, a person is a subject of certain legal rights and obligations.
Person is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Andrzej Person (born 1951), Polish senator
- Chuck Person (born 1964), National Basketball Association (NBA) assistant coach and former player
- Luis Sérgio Person (1936-1976), Brazilian filmmaker
- Marina Person (born 1969), Brazilian actress, filmmaker and former MTV VJ
- Robert Person (born 1969), former Major League Baseball pitcher
- Ruth J. Person, first woman and seventh chancellor of the University of Michigan–Flint
- Wesley Person (born 1971), former NBA player
- Earl Old Person (born 1929), Native American (Blackfoot) politician
Usage examples of "person".
He may have thought I was just as involved in the plan to evacuate our people to the Abesse as Mother was.
We wondered for a long while why Kadra was so adamant about evacuating Tenua to the Abesse and sending her people straight into Volan hands.
That during the existing insurrection, and as a necessary measure for suppressing the same, all rebels and insurgents, their aiders and abettors within the United States, and all persons discouraging volunteer enlistments, resisting militia drafts, or guilty of any disloyal practice affording aid and comfort to rebels against the authority of the United States, shall be subject to martial law, and liable to trial and punishment by courts-martial or military commissions.
People would always fight, argue, bicker and disagree, whether influenced by abiding Interlopers or not.
And although, as has been said, a person who is found to be suspected in this way is not to be branded as a heretic, yet he must undergo a canonical purgation, or he must be caused to pronounce a solemn abjuration as in the case of one convicted of a slight heresy.
Normans and Saracens, abjured all future hostility against the person or dominions of their conqueror.
Just imagine wasting all this space on an ablutions unit for one person.
It was only natural that once everyone had had time to adjust to the tragic void created by his departure, they would turn to that one person who could so ably fill the gap, that one person whose standards of excellence were above reproach, that one person whom they could rely upon to continue the noble traditions of the fair-Irina Stoddard!
Such persons may be accustomed to luxurious living, and there is evidently a predisposition to abnormal activity of the alimentary functions.
I began to wonder what it was like for Aboriginal people with really dark skin and broad features, how did Australians react to them?
I mean, our own government had terrible policies for Aboriginal people.
Bar area of Western Australia for the Aboriginal people of the Warburton Ranges area.
It was terrible in the nineteen thirties, the Depression was on and people were so poor, especially Aboriginal people.
I used to feel so sorry for these Aboriginal people, I wondered how they could come to be so poor.
Molly was very sympathetic to Aboriginal people and treated them kindly.