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noun (collective and common noun; plural peoples)
  1. A body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.
  2. (plural peoples) A group of persons forming or belonging to a particular nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc; folk; community.
  3. A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler.
verb (peopl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
"He would not be alone, who all things can; / But peopled heaven with angels, earth with man." " Dryden
  1. (intransitive) To become populous or populated.
  2. (transitive) To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.
"As thick and numberless / As the gay motes that the sunbeams." " Milton
Etymology: Anglo-Norman, from Old French pople (French peuple, Spanish pueblo, from Latin populus, related to íeod/theod/peod/deod)


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