PEOPLE • noun plural noun: people; noun: people; plural noun: peoples; noun: one’s people; plural noun: one’s peoples.
1. The members of a society without special rank or position. “she is a favorite of the people”. 2. One’s parents or relatives. “my people live in Warwickshire”. 3. The members of a particular nation, community, or ethnic group. “the native peoples of Canada”.
Synonyms: human beings, persons, individuals, humans, mankind, humankind, the human race, Homo sapiens, humanity, the human species, mortals, (living) souls, personages, men, women, and children;
informal folk, peeps, race, tribe, clan, ethnic group, strain, stock, caste, nation, country, population.
Origin: Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French poeple, from Latin populus ‘populace’.