Main Entry: per·son
Pronunciation: 'p&r-s&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle E-tE, -"trannglish, from Olpecially : characterized by not havin
- in·tran·si·tive·ness nound French persone, from Latin persona ace; es
- tor's mask, character in a play, person, probably from Etruscan phersu mask, from Greek prosOpa, plural of ptry: in·tran·an(t)-s&-tiv, -'tran-z&-; -'tran(t)s-tiv
Function: adjectiverosOpon face, mask -- more at PROSOPOPOEIA
Date: 13th century
1 : HUMAN, mvus transitive
Date: 1612
: not transitivINDIVIDUAL -- sometimes used in combination especially by those who prefer to avoid man in compounds applicable to both sexes <chairperson> <spokesperson>
2 : a chai·ty /(")in-racter or part in or as if in a play : GUIan(t-z&-/ noSE
3 a : one of the three modatin intranology: Late L Late Latin transitin·si·tivsitivus, from Latin in- +es of being in the Trinitarian Godhead as understood by Christians b : the unitary personality of Christ that unites the divine and human natures
4 a archaic : bodily apsi·tive
Pronunciation: (")in-'trpearance b : the bodg or containing a direct object <an intransiti
- in·tran·si·tive·ly adverby of a human being; also : the body and clothing <unlawful search of the person>
5 : the personality of a human being : SELF
6 : one (as a human being, )-s&-'ti-v&a partnership, or a corporation) that is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties
7 : reference of a segMain En
Etyment of discoin·tra·"trunurse to the speaker, to one spoken to, or to one spve verb>oken of as indicated by means of certain pronouns or in many languages by verb inflection
- per·son·hood /-"hud/ noun
- in person : in one's bodily presence