Synonyms of people


1. people, group, grouping

usage: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

2. citizenry, people, group, grouping

usage: the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"

3. people, family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry

usage: members of a family line; "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"

4. multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed, group, grouping

usage: the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"


1. people, populate

usage: fill with people; "Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"

2. people, populate, dwell, live, inhabit

usage: furnish with people; "The plains are sparsely populated"

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