Student Dictionary

One entry found for person.
Main Entry: per·son
Pronunciation: primarystresspschwars-schwan
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English person "human being," from early French persone (same meaning), from Latin persona "person, character in a play," originally "an actor's mask"
1 : HUMAN BEING, INDIVIDUAL -- used in combination especially by those who prefer to avoid man in compounds that apply to both sexes <chairperson>
2 : a character or part in or as if in a play
3 : the body of a human being
4 : reference to the speaker, to one spoken to, or to one spoken of as indicated especially by means of certain pronouns
- in person : as one who is or was actually present <the president appeared in person> <spoke to her in person>

Pronunciation Symbols