1. (n.) The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation.

2. (n.) Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people; -- sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity.

3. (n.) The mass of community as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people.

4. (n.) One's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English.

5. (n.) One's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers.

6. (v. t.) To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.

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