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noun [countable] person pronunciation in American English /ˈpɜrs(ə)n/
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singularperson
pluralpeople
 
  1. 1
    an individual human, usually an adult. The plural is people, but in formal or official language the form persons is used
    Tickets cost $50 per person.
    She’s the type of person who is always happy to help out.
    Every single person in the room stopped talking.
    Some people hate camping.
    elderly/eligible/unemployed persons
    1. a.
      used for saying that someone likes a particular thing or activity
      Janet has always been an outdoor person.
      I’m not really a fast food person.
    2. b.
      used when you do not know who did something
      Some stupid person left the stove on all night.
      He has been charged with supplying heroin to persons unknown.
  2. 2
    very formal your body, or the clothes that you are wearing
    His person had been searched illegally.
    on/about someone’s person: She always carried a small pair of scissors on her person.

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