person

n.
1 an individual human being (a cheerful and forthright person).
2 the living body of a human being (hidden about your person).
3 Gram. any of three classes of personal pronouns, verb-forms, etc.: the person speaking (first person); the person spoken to (second person); the person spoken of (third person).
4 (in comb.) used to replace -man in offices open to either sex (salesperson).
5 (in Christianity) God as Father, Son, or Holy Ghost (three persons in one God).
6 euphem. the genitals (expose one's person).
7 a character in a play or story.
Phrases and idioms:
in one's own person oneself; as oneself. in person physically present. person-to-person
1 between individuals.
2 (of a phone call) booked through the operator to a specified person.
Etymology: ME f. OF persone f. L persona actor's mask, character in a play, human being

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