Associations to the word «Person»

Pictures for the word «Person»


PERSON, noun. An individual; usually a human being. [from 13th c.]
PERSON, noun. 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.
PERSON, noun. (Christianity) Any one of the three hypostases of the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit.
PERSON, noun. (chiefly in science fiction) Any sentient or socially intelligent being.
PERSON, noun. (in a compound noun or noun phrase) Someone who likes or has an affinity for (a specified thing). [from 20th c.]
PERSON, noun. The physical body of a being seen as distinct from the mind, character, etc. [from 14th c.]
PERSON, noun. (legal) Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts. [from 14th c.]
PERSON, noun. (legal) The human genitalia; specifically, the penis.
PERSON, noun. (grammar) A linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking. See grammatical person. [from 14th c.]
PERSON, noun. (biology) 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.
PERSON, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
PERSON, verb. (transitive) (gender-neutral) To man.
PERSON OF COLOR, noun. (US) (politically correct) A non-white person.
PERSON OF COLOUR, noun. Alternative form of person of color
PERSON OF ORDINARY SKILL IN THE ART, noun. (US) (legal) In United States patent law, the hypothetical individual whose likely knowledge determines whether an improvement on existing technology would be obvious, and therefore nonpatentable.
PERSON OF SIZE, noun. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) (rare) A person who is significantly overweight.

Dictionary definition

PERSON, noun. A human being; "there was too much for one person to do".
PERSON, noun. A human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person".
PERSON, noun. A grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party; "stop talking about yourself in the third person".

Wise words

Every creature is a word of God.
Meister Eckhart