person


person
noun ⇨ See also ↑people
ADJECTIVE
young
elderly, old
married, single
gay

an openly gay person working in business

black, white
poor, rich
decent, good, lovely (esp. BrE), nice
caring, gentle, kind, warm
bad, evil, wicked
happy, outgoing
rational, reasonable, sensible

Any reasonable person can see that it is not fair.

intelligent, smart (esp. AmE)
talented
average, normal, ordinary
private

She is a warm but very private person.

blind, deaf, disabled
ill (esp. BrE), sick

a terminally ill person (BrE, AmE)

a mentally ill person (BrE, AmE)

sane

Robbie did what any other sane person would do in this situation.

missing

to file a missing persons report

displaced
homeless
unemployed
dead
famous
important
innocent

the imprisonment of an innocent person

right, wrong

She's the right person for the job.

The police now realize that they had the wrong person.

religious

I'm not a religious person.

business
PREPOSITION
as a person

What's she like as a person?

in person

She appeared in person to collect her prize.

person from

a person from the same family as Gina

a person from Vietnam

in the person of

Help arrived in the person of my brother.

PHRASES
the person concerned

The disciplinary panel will notify the person concerned of its findings.

the person in charge

Can I speak to the person in charge, please?

the person responsible

Police think they have found the person responsible for the muggings.

from person to person

The virus is spread from person to person.


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  • Person — • Discusses (1) the definition of person , especially with reference to the doctrine of the Incarnation; and (2) the use of the word persona and its Greek equivalents in connection with the Trinitarian disputes. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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}.] 1. A character or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • person — per‧son [ˈpɜːsn ǁ ˈpɜːr ] also ˌlegal ˈperson noun persons PLURALFORM [countable] LAW a person or group of people who have certain rights and duties: • In Scotland, a firm is a legal person distinct from the partners of the firm. ˌartificial… …   Financial and business terms

  • person — ► NOUN (pl. people or persons) 1) a human being regarded as an individual. 2) an individual s body: concealed on his person. 3) Grammar a category used in the classification of pronouns, verb forms, etc. according to whether they indicate the… …   English terms dictionary

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  • Person — Person: Das seit dem 13. Jh. bezeugte Wort (mhd. persōn‹e›) ist entlehnt aus lat. persona »Maske des Schauspielers; Rolle, die durch diese Maske dargestellt wird; Charakterrolle; Charakter; Mensch, Person«, das selbst wohl aus dem Etrusk. stammt …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • person — [pʉr′sən] n. [ME persone < OFr < L persona, lit., actor s face mask, hence a character, person, prob. < Etr phersu, mask] 1. a human being, esp. as distinguished from a thing or lower animal; individual man, woman, or child: now usually… …   English World dictionary

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  • person — Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (41) The term person includes individual, partnership, and corporation, but does not include governmental unit, except that a governmental unit that (A) acquires an asset from a person (i) as a result of the… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Person — Sf std. (12. Jh.), mhd. persōn[e] Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. persōna (auch: Charakter, Rolle , eigentlich Maske [des Schauspielers] ), dessen Herkunft umstritten ist. Adjektive: personal, personell, persönlich.    Ebenso nndl. persoon, ne.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache


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