What is the difference between folk and people?

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As nouns the difference between folk and people

is that folk is (archaic) a grouping of smaller peoples or tribes as a nation while people is ; a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.

As a adjective folk

is of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a land, their culture, tradition, or history.

As a verb people is

to stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.

folk

English

Alternative forms

* voke, volk, volke (dialectal)

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a land, their culture, tradition, or history.
  • Of or pertaining to common people as opposed to ruling classes or elites.
  • (architecture) Of or related to local building materials and styles.
  • Believed or transmitted by the common people; not academically correct or rigorous.
  • folk''' psychology; '''folk linguistics

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (archaic) A grouping of smaller peoples or tribes as a nation.
  • * J. R. Green
  • The organization of each folk , as such, sprang mainly from war.
  • The inhabitants of a region, especially the native inhabitants.
  • *1907 , Race Prejudice , Jean Finot, p. 251:
  • *:We thus arrive at a most unexpected imbroglio. The French have become a Germanic folk' and the Germanic ' folk have become Gaulish!
  • One’s relatives, especially one’s parents.
  • (music) Folk music.
  • (plural only) People in general.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=“[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people do send to other people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes
  • (plural only) A particular group of people.
  • Derived terms

    * folk devil * folk etymology * folk hero * folklore * folk medicine * folk memory * folk music * folkster * folksy

    References

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    people

    English

    (wikipedia people)

    Noun

  • ; a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.
  • :
  • *ca. 1607: XXII people was in this parrish drownd. (Plaque recording the )
  • *
  • *, chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people . From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs,
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=“[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people' do send to other ' people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes like
      Here's rattling good luck and roaring good cheer, / With lashings of food and great hogsheads of beer.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=11, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Towards the end of poverty , passage=But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=72-3, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A punch in the gut , passage=Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.}}
  • (plural peoples ) Persons forming or belonging to a particular group, such as a nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc; folk; community.
  • A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler.
  • *1611, (Old Testament), , 2 (w) 8:15:
  • *:And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people .[http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=Kjv2Sam.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=8&division=div1]
  • *1952, (Old Testament), (Revised Standard Version) , Thomas Nelson & Sons, (w) 1:3:
  • *:The ox knows its owner, and the ass its master's crib; but Israel does not know, my people does not understand.
  • One's colleagues or employees.
  • *2001 , Vince Flynn, Transfer of Power , p.250:
  • *:Kennedy looked down at Flood's desk and thought about the possibilities. "Can you locate him?" "I already have my people checking on all [it]."
  • *2008 , Fern Michaels, Hokus Pokus? , p.184:
  • *:Can I have one of my people' get back to your ' people , Mr. President?" She tried to slam the phone back into the base and failed.
  • A person's ancestors, relatives or family.
  • :
  • The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.
  • :
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about

    Usage notes

    When used to mean "persons" (meaning 1 below), "people" today takes a plural verb. However, in the past it could take a singular verb (see image).

    Synonyms

    * (leod) * (persons belonging to a group) collective, community, congregation, folk, nation, clan, tribe, race, class, caste, club * (followers) fans, groupies, supporters * (ancestors or relatives) kin, kith, folks * (mass of a community) populace, commoners, citizenry

    Derived terms

    * (the) beautiful people * man of the people * peeps * people person * people's army * people's democracy * people's republic * people's war * peoplehood * peopleless

    See also

    * sheeple

    Verb

    (peopl)
  • To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
  • * 1674 , , The State of Innocence and the Fall of Man , Act II, Scene I:
  • He would not be alone, who all things can; / But peopled Heav'n with Angels, Earth with Man.
  • To become populous or populated.
  • To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.
  • * , lines 7–8:
  • Derived terms

    * peopler

    References

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