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Definition of Person


  1. 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.
  2. The bodily form of a human being; body; outward appearance; as, of comely person.
  3. A living, self-conscious being, as distinct from an animal or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or child.
  4. A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any person present.
  5. A parson; the parish priest.
  6. Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
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Person Translations

person in Afrikaans is persoon
person in Danish is person
person in Dutch is persoon, personage
person in French is personnage
person in German is personen, Person, Person [theat] Rolle
person in Italian is persona
person in Portuguese is pessoa
person in Spanish is persona