Learner's definition of PERSON
1 a : a human being
◊ The plural of person is usually people except in formal or legal contexts, where the plural is often persons.
— sometimes used in compounds to avoid using man or woman
She is a very nice/shy/interesting person.
I saw a person standing on the dock.
Any person who wants a refund must have a receipt.
Most people here are quite friendly.
The tickets are $25 per person.
The person at the front desk will be able to help you.
The tax break is only applicable to persons in a high income bracket.
I like her as a person, but she is not a very good writer.
The disease is easily transmitted from person to person.
b : a person who likes or enjoys something specified
Our new friends are real party people. [=our new friends like parties]
I'm just not a city person. [=I do not like the city very much]
She's always been a cat person. [=she likes cats a lot]
pluralpersons: the body or clothing of a person especially when considered as a place to hide things
He was arrested for having a gun on his person without a permit. [=he was arrested for carrying a gun without having a gun permit]
The dogs discovered that the men were hiding drugs about their persons.
— used to say that a person is actually present at a place
The president appeared in person at the ceremony.
They met in person after speaking on the phone.
You will need to sign for the package in person.
in the person offormal
— used to say that someone is the person who does something, provides something, etc.