Synonyms for person

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pur-suh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɜr sən

Top 10 synonyms for person Other synonyms for the word person

Définition of person

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old French persone "human being, anyone, person" (12c., Modern French personne) and directly from Latin persona "human being, person, personage; a part in a drama, assumed character," originally "mask, false face," such as those of wood or clay worn by the actors in later Roman theater. OED offers the general 19c. explanation of persona as "related to" Latin personare "to sound through" (i.e. the mask as something spoken through and perhaps amplifying the voice), "but the long o makes a difficulty ...." Klein and Barnhart say it is possibly borrowed from Etruscan phersu "mask." Klein goes on to say this is ultimately of Greek origin and compares Persephone.
  • Of corporate entities from mid-15c. The use of -person to replace -man in compounds and avoid alleged sexist connotations is first recorded 1971 (in chairperson). In person "by bodily presence" is from 1560s. Person-to-person first recorded 1919, originally of telephone calls.
  • noun human being
Example sentences :
  • I ain't ever met a person yet was satisfied with the hole they was in.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Ambrose was the only person who ever received any communication from Giles Headley.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • As Mr. Sanborn says of her, "she is too real a person, not to be true."
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • I am always thankful to any person that brought me into city of Perth.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • In the hands of nearly every third person was a printed paper.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Hannah, as she moves up and down, is shunned as a person infected.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • When your obstinacy is equal to any other person's passion, blame not your brother.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • On the 5th of February the king attended and delivered the speech from the throne in person.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • Favour for a person will exalt the one, as disfavour will sink the other.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • No person, no home, no community can be beyond the reach of this call.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various

Antonyms for person

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019