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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Person  \Per"son\,  v.  t. 
  To  represent  as  a  person;  to  personify;  to  impersonate. 
  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Person  \Per"son\,  n.  [OE.  persone,  persoun  person,  parson,  OF 
  persone,  F.  personne,  L.  persona  a  mask  (used  by  actors),  a 
  personage,  part  a  person,  fr  personare  to  sound  through 
  per  +  sonare  to  sound.  See  {Per-},  and  cf  {Parson}.] 
  1.  A  character  or  part  as  in  a  play;  a  specific  kind  or 
  manifestation  of  individual  character,  whether  in  real 
  life,  or  in  literary  or  dramatic  representation;  an 
  assumed  character.  [Archaic] 
 
  His  first  appearance  upon  the  stage  in  his  new 
  person  of  a  sycophant  or  juggler.  --Bacon. 
 
  No  man  can  long  put  on  a  person  and  act  a  part 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  To  bear  rule  which  was  thy  part  And  person,  hadst 
  thou  known  thyself  aright.  --Milton. 
 
  How  different  is  the  same  man  from  himself,  as  he 
  sustains  the  person  of  a  magistrate  and  that  of  a 
  friend!  --South. 
 
  2.  The  bodily  form  of  a  human  being  body;  outward 
  appearance;  as  of  comely  person. 
 
  A  fair  persone,  and  strong,  and  young  of  age. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  If  it  assume  my  noble  father's  person.  --Shak. 
 
  Love,  sweetness,  goodness,  in  her  person  shined. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  living,  self-conscious  being  as  distinct  from  an  animal 
  or  a  thing  a  moral  agent;  a  human  being  a  man,  woman,  or 
  child. 
 
  Consider  what  person  stands  for  which  I  think,  is 
  a  thinking,  intelligent  being  that  has  reason  and 
  reflection.  --Locke. 
 
  4.  A  human  being  spoken  of  indefinitely;  one  a  man;  as  any 
  person  present. 
 
  5.  A  parson;  the  parish  priest.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  6.  (Theol.)  Among  Trinitarians,  one  of  the  three  subdivisions 
  of  the  Godhead  (the  Father,  the  Son,  and  the  Holy  Ghost); 
  an  hypostasis.  ``Three  persons  and  one  God.''  --Bk.  of 
  Com.  Prayer. 
 
  7.  (Gram.)  One  of  three  relations  or  conditions  (that  of 
  speaking,  that  of  being  spoken  to  and  that  of  being 
  spoken  of)  pertaining  to  a  noun  or  a  pronoun,  and  thence 
  also  to  the  verb  of  which  it  may  be  the  subject. 
 
  Note:  A  noun  or  pronoun,  when  representing  the  speaker,  is 
  said  to  be  in  the  first  person;  when  representing  what 
  is  spoken  to  in  the  second  person;  when  representing 
  what  is  spoken  of  in  the  third  person. 
 
  8.  (Biol.)  A  shoot  or  bud  of  a  plant;  a  polyp  or  zooid  of  the 
  compound  Hydrozoa  Anthozoa,  etc.;  also  an  individual,  in 
  the  narrowest  sense  among  the  higher  animals.  --Haeckel. 
 
  True  corms,  composed  of  united  person[ae]  .  .  . 
  usually  arise  by  gemmation,  .  .  .  yet  in  sponges  and 
  corals  occasionally  by  fusion  of  several  originally 
  distinct  persons.  --Encyc.  Brit. 
 
  {Artificial},  or  {Fictitious},  {person}  (Law),  a  corporation 
  or  body  politic.  --blackstone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  person 
  n  1:  a  human  being  "there  was  too  much  for  one  person  to  do" 
  [syn:  {individual},  {someone},  {somebody},  {mortal},  {human}, 
  {soul}] 
  2:  a  person's  body  (usually  including  their  clothing);  "a 
  weapon  was  hidden  on  his  person" 
  3:  a  grammatical  category  of  pronouns  and  verb  forms;  "stop 
  talking  about  yourself  in  the  third  person" 




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