What are some alternative words for people?

Synonyms for people
ˈpi pəl

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term people.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. people(noun)

    (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

    "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

    Synonyms:
    the great unwashed, masses, mass, hoi polloi, multitude, citizenry

  2. citizenry, people(noun)

    the body of citizens of a state or country

    "the Spanish people"

    Synonyms:
    the great unwashed, masses, mass, hoi polloi, multitude, citizenry

  3. people(noun)

    members of a family line

    "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"

    Synonyms:
    the great unwashed, masses, mass, hoi polloi, multitude, citizenry

  4. multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi, people, the great unwashed(verb)

    the common people generally

    "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"

    Synonyms:
    tidy sum, plurality, wad, peck, mint, plenty, lot, pack, hoi polloi, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, pile, muckle, volume, mass, good deal, stack, mountain, multitude, deal, battalion, throng, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, citizenry, heap, mess, sight, large number, concourse, spate, the great unwashed, bulk, great deal, masses, pot

  5. people(verb)

    fill with people

    "Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"

  6. people(verb)

    furnish with people

    "The plains are sparsely populated"

Wiktionary

  1. people(noun)

    To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.

    Synonyms:
    fans, groupies, supporters

  2. people(noun)

    The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.

    Synonyms:
    commoners, populace, citizenry

  3. people(noun)

    Synonyms:
    leod, ledeEtymology 2

  4. people(noun)

    Synonyms:
    clan, community, folk, collective, caste, race, tribe, club, congregation, nation, class

  5. people(noun)

    Synonyms:
    kith, folks, kin

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. people

    A community is in general terms the aggregate of persons inhabiting any territory in common and viewed as having common interests; a commonwealth is such a body of persons having a common government, especially a republican government; as, the commonwealth of Massachusetts. A community may be very small; a commonwealth is ordinarily of considerable extent. A people is the aggregate of any public community, either in distinction from their rulers or as including them; a race is a division of mankind in the line of origin and ancestry; the people of the United States includes members of almost every race. The use of people as signifying persons collectively, as in the statement "The hall was full of people," has been severely criticized, but is old and accepted English, and may fitly be classed as idiomatic, and often better than persons, by reason of its collectivism. As Dean Alford suggests, it would make a strange transformation of the old hymn "All people that on earth do dwell" to sing "All persons that on earth do dwell." A state is an organized political community considered in its corporate capacity as "a body politic and corporate;" as, a legislative act is the act of the state; every citizen is entitled to the protection of the state. A nation is an organized political community considered with reference to the persons composing it as having certain definite boundaries, a definite number of citizens, etc. The members of a people are referred to as persons or individuals; the individual members of a state or nation are called citizens or subjects. The population of a country is simply the aggregate of persons residing within its borders, without reference to race, organization, or allegiance; unnaturalized residents form part of the population, but not of the nation, possessing none of the rights and being subject to none of the duties of citizens. In American usage State signifies one commonwealth of the federal union known as the United States. Tribe is now almost wholly applied to rude peoples with very imperfect political organization; as, the Indian tribes; nomadic tribes. Compare MOB.

    Synonyms:
    commonwealth, community, nation, population, race, state, tribe

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. people

    Synonyms:
    nation, community, populace, mob, crowd, vulgar, herd, mass, persons, inhabitants, commonalty, fellow-creatures, tribe, race

    Antonyms:
    aristocracy, nobility, government, ruler, oligarchy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. people(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tribe, nation, race, clan, family

  2. people(n.)

    Synonyms:
    population, folks, persons, the public, the community, the bulk of mankind

  3. people(n.)

    Synonyms:
    commonalty, populace, CANAILLE, rabble, mob, the vulgar, vulgar herd, lower classes, humbler classes, the multitude, the million, the peasantry, the masses

  4. people(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    populate

  5. people(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pepper-wort (lepidium sativum)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. people(n)

    Synonyms:
    folks, inhabitants, population, citizens, populace, commonalty, rabble, canaille, relatives, relations, kindred, laity

  2. people(n)

    Associated words:
    demotic, democratic, democracy, popular, lay, depopulate, depopulation

  3. people(v)

    Synonyms:
    populate, colonize

How to pronounce people?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say people in sign language?

  1. people

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#105people
#111state
#162public
#238those
#250community
#388class
#441men
#481human
#532person
#582club
#748lot
#1082volume
#1274deal
#1297population
#1483employees
#1521mountain
#1570pack
#1581race
#1806individuals
#1849nation
#1927persons
#2009mass
#2397personnel
#2676residents
#2721fans
#3118citizens
#3977bulk
#4475folk
#4715plenty
#4874folks
#4976sight
#5100pot
#5166humans
#5177mint
#5313collective
#5598crowd
#5651commonwealth
#5702stack
#5793populations
#6444peoples
#7179supporters
#7374tribe
#7410batch
#8009mess
#8182clan
#8847beings
#10160masses
#10302pile
#10471nationals
#11924inhabitants
#12250congregation
#12365mob
#13665battalion
#13771pueblo
#14364heap
#14443herd
#15058flock
#15954multitude
#15995kin
#17739peck
#21615plurality
#21748raft
#22194slew
#23811vulgar
#24038caste
#30708populace
#36341concourse
#36659wad
#42902citizenry
#45829personnes
#46771volk
#48006spate
#50398throng
#52457gens
#60697groupies
#88312commoners
#106149kith
#112281peuple
#127323mickle
#137423leod
#149105muckle
#163107passel
#201413hatful
#321719commonalty

How to use people in a sentence?

  1. Elizabeth Warren:

    I know that sometimes, um, I get really worked up, and sometimes I get a little hot. I don't really mean to, what happens is when you do 100,000 selfies with people you hear enough stories about people who are really down to their last moments.

  2. Andrea Hiller:

    We are looking into the allegations, and because of the pending litigation, we are unable to provide further comment, that said, the experience described falls far short of our own high standard of caring for our customers. We are proud of the many steps we have taken over the past few years to exhibit more care for our customers and we are proud to operate an airline that doesn't just include people with disabilities but welcomes them as customers.

  3. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley:

    You learn to think like them. You learn what they feel. Politics is personal, but in order for us to get people to understand where we're coming from, we have to see where they're coming from.

  4. Katie Sturino:

    People who have over half a million followers are getting serious money, the ones who have really broken out are getting a lot.

  5. William F. Halsey:

    If you can tell me how to win a war without getting ships sunk and people killed, I would like to know about it.


Translations for people

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for people »

Translation

Find a translation for the people synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of people

  1. people
    people
    people
    people
    people

Discuss these people synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"people." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 1 Jun 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/people>.

Are we missing a good synonym for people?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for people:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.