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noun [countable] person pronunciation in American English /ˈpɜrs(ə)n/
Word Forms
  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.
    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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