person Definition

  • 1a human being regarded as an individual
  • 2used in legal or formal contexts to refer to an unspecified individual

Using person: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "person" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Each person has their own unique personality.

  • Example

    The company is looking for a person with experience in marketing.

  • Example

    Any person who violates the law will be punished accordingly.

person Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for person

Phrases with person

  • physically present, face-to-face


    I would like to meet you in person to discuss this matter.

  • someone who is suspected of being involved in a crime or other serious matter


    The police have identified a person of interest in the robbery case.

  • directly between individuals, without intermediaries


    We need to have a person to person conversation about this issue.

Origins of person

from Old French 'persone', from Latin 'persona', meaning 'actor's mask'


Summary: person in Brief

The term 'person' [ˈpɜːrs(ə)n] refers to an individual human being, often used in legal or formal contexts. It can also refer to an unspecified individual. Phrases like 'in person' and 'person of interest' are commonly used in various contexts.

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