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Meaning of 'person' (Webster Dictionary)

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

Meaning of 'person' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . person [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a human body (usually including the clothing)
Example in sentence:
  • a weapon was hidden on his person
Meaning (2):
- 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
Example in sentence:
  • stop talking about yourself in the third person
Meaning (3):
- a human being
Example in sentence:
  • there was too much for one person to do