[per-son-uh-fahy] /pərˈsɒn əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), personified, personifying.
to attribute human nature or character to (an inanimate object or an abstraction), as in speech or writing.
to represent (a thing or abstraction) in the form of a , as in art.
to embody (a quality, idea, etc.) in a real or a concrete thing.
to be an embodiment or incarnation of; typify:
He personifies the ruthless ambition of some executives.
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to attribute human characteristics to (a thing or abstraction)
to represent (an abstract quality) in human or animal form
(of a person or thing) to represent (an abstract quality), as in art or literature
to be the embodiment of
1727 “to attribute personal form to things or abstractions” (especially as an artistic or literary technique), from person + -fy or from French personnifier (17c.), from personne. Meaning “to represent, embody” attested from 1806. Related: Personified; personifying.
noun the human race, humankind Word Origin euphemism for mankind Usage Note non-sexist term
adjective 1. another word for manned
[pur-suh-nel] /ˌpɜr səˈnɛl/ noun 1. a body of persons employed in an organization or place of work. 2. (used with a plural verb) persons: All personnel are being given the day off. 3. . /ˌpɜːsəˈnɛl/ noun 1. the people employed in an organization or for a service or undertaking Compare materiel 2. n. 1837, from […]
noun 1. the department in an organization dealing with matters involving employees, as hiring, training, labor relations, and benefits.