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General words for person or people

person

noun

an individual human, usually an adult. The plural is people, but in formal or official language the form persons is used

people

noun

used for referring to humans in general

human

noun

a person

individual

noun

a person considered separately from their society or community

humanity

noun

all the people who are living in the world

folk

noun

people in general

society

noun

people in general living together in organized communities, with laws and traditions controlling the way that they behave towards one another

man

noun

people in general

the many

adverb, determiner, predeterminer, pronoun

the majority of people

your fellow man/men

other people

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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