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Folk

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

Folkn. collect. & pl. [AS. folc; akin to D. volk, OS. & OHG. folk, G. volk, Icel. f, Sw. & Dan. folk, Lith. pulkas crowd, and perh. to E. follow.].
  •  In Anglo-Saxon times, the people of a group of townships or villages; a community; a tribe.  [1913 Webster]
    "The organization of each folk, as such, sprang mainly from war."  [1913 Webster]
  •  People in general, or a separate class of people; -- generally used in the plural form, and often with a qualifying adjective; as, the old folks; poor folks.  [1913 Webster]
    "In winter's tedious nights, sit by the fire
    With good old folks, and let them tell thee tales.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The persons of one's own family; as, our folks are all well.  Bartlett.  [1913 Webster]
Folk song, one of a class of songs long popular with the common people. -- Folk speech, the speech of the common people, as distinguished from that of the educated class.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Folk, n. (pl. folk or folks)
1 (treated as pl.) people in general or of a specified class (few folk about; townsfolk).
2 (in pl.) (usu. folks) one's parents or relatives.
3 (treated as sing.) a people.
4 (treated as sing.) colloq. traditional music.
5 (attrib.) of popular origin; traditional (folk art).

Idiom
folk-dance
1 a dance of popular origin.
2 the music for such a dance. folk etymology a popular modifying of the form of a word or phrase to make it seem to be derived from a more familiar word (e.g. forlorn hope). folk memory recollection of the past persisting among a people. folk-singer a singer of folk-songs. folk-song a song of popular or traditional origin or style. folk-tale a popular or traditional story. folk-ways the traditional behaviour of a people.
Etymology
OE folc f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Folk

Everyman, John Doe, Public, acknowledged, admitted, animal kingdom, blood, body politic, breed, brood, citizenry, clan, class, common man, commonwealth, community, community at large, constituency, conventional, cultural community, customary, deme, dwellers, established, estate, ethnic group, everybody, everyman, everyone, everywoman, family, fixed, folks, general public, gens, gentry, habitancy, hallowed, handed down, heroic, hoary, house, household, immemorial, inhabitants, inveterate, kind, kindred, legendary, line, lineage, linguistic community, long-established, long-standing, matriclan, men, menage, mythological, nation, nationality, of long standing, of the folk, oral, order, patriclan, people, people at large, people in general, persons, phratry, phyle, plant kingdom, polity, populace, population, prescriptive, public, race, received, recognized, rooted, sept, society, species, speech community, state, stem, stirps, stock, strain, time-honored, totem, traditional, tribe, tried and true, true-blue, understood, unwritten, venerable, whole people, world, worshipful, you and me

ROGET THESAURUS

Folk

Mankind

N man, mankind, human race, human species, human kind, human nature, humanity, mortality, flesh, generation, anthropology, anthropogeny, anthropography, anthroposophy, ethnology, ethnography, humanitarian, human being, person, personage, individual, creature, fellow creature, mortal, body, somebody, one, such a one, some one, soul, living soul, earthling, party, head, hand, dramatis personae, quidam, people, persons, folk, public, society, world, community, community at large, general public, nation, nationality, state, realm, commonweal, commonwealth, republic, body politic, million, population, tribe, clan (paternity), family (consanguinity), cosmopolite, lords of the creation, ourselves, human, mortal, personal, individual, national, civic, public, social, cosmopolitan, anthropoid, am I not a man and a brother?.


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