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Definizione monolingua person



person (plural persons or people) (by suppletion, see usage notes)

  1. A single human being; an individual. [from 13th c.]
    • 1784, William Jones, The Description and Use of a New Portable Orrery, &c., PREFACE
      THE favourable reception the Orrery has met with from Per?ons of the ?r? di?in?tion, and from Gentlemen and Ladies in general, has induced me to add to it ?everal new improvements in order to give it a degree of Perfe?tion; and di?ingui?h it from others?;?which by Piracy, or Imitation, may be introduced to the Public.
  2. The physical human body seen as distinct from the mind, character etc. [from 14th c.]
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, III.1.2.iii:
      when the young ladies laughed at her for it, she replied, that it was not his person that she did embrace and reverence, but, with a Platonic love, the divine beauty of his soul.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      The Captain, inclining his military person, sat sideways to be closer and kinder [...].
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 418:
      At first blush it seemed that what was striking about him rested on the fact that his dress was exotic, his person foreign.
    • 2004, New York Times:
      Meanwhile, the dazed Sullivan, dressed like a bum with no identification on his person, is arrested and put to work on a brutal Southern chain gang.
  3. (law) Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts. [from 14th c.]
    By common law a corporation or a trust is legally a person.
  4. (grammar) A linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking. See grammatical person. [from 14th c.]
  5. (in a compound noun or noun phrase) Someone who likes or has an affinity for (a specified thing). [from 20th c.]
    Jacks always been a dog person, but I prefer cats.


  1. Genitive singular form of perso.

Definizione italiano>inglese person

  the physical body of a specified individual
  specific human being
  any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts
  linguistic category
  human being
  A human being
essere umano

Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

persona |essere umano |figura |gente |individuo |personale |tizio |uomo |

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