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1. individual  (noun) 
a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"

  Also known as: person, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul

  More Specific:
self - a person considered as a unique individual
adult / grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
adventurer / venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
anomaly / unusual person - a person who is unusual
applicant / applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
appointee / appointment - a person who is appointed to a job or position
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
captor / capturer - a person who captures and holds people or animals
changer / modifier - a person who changes something
color-blind person - a person unable to distinguish differences in hue
commoner / common man / common person - a person who holds no title
communicator - a person who communicates with others
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
disputant / controversialist / eristic - a person who disputes
engineer / applied scientist / technologist - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
experimenter - a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
face - a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
female / female person - a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
inhabitant / dweller / denizen / indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
native / indigen / indigene - a person who was born in a particular place
innocent / inexperienced person - a person who lacks knowledge of evil
intellectual / intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
juvenile / juvenile person - a youthful person
lover - a person who loves or is loved
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
male / male person - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
money handler / money dealer - a person who receives or invests or pays out money
national / subject - a person who owes allegiance to that nation
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
nonworker - a person who does nothing
peer / equal / match / compeer - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
perceiver / observer / beholder - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
percher - a person situated on a perch
precursor / forerunner - a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
primitive / primitive person - a person who belongs to early stage of civilization
religionist / religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality
traveler / traveller - a person who changes location
unfortunate / unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
unwelcome person / persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
person of color / person of colour - (formal) any non-European non-White person
Black / Black person / blackamoor / Negro / Negroid - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
White / white person / Caucasian - a member of the Caucasoid race
Amerindian / Native American - any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
Slav - any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language
Gentile - a person who is not a member of one''s own religion
Jew / Hebrew / Israelite - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
Aries / Ram - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
Taurus / Bull - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus
Gemini / Twin - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Gemini
Cancer / Crab - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
Leo / Lion - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
Virgo / Virgin - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
Libra / Balance - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Libra
Scorpio / Scorpion - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio
Sagittarius / Archer - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
Capricorn / Goat - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn
Aquarius / Water Bearer - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
Pisces / Fish - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces
abomination - a person who is loathsome or disgusting
abstainer / abstinent / nondrinker - a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
achiever / winner / success / succeeder - a person with a record of successes
acquaintance / friend - a person with whom you are acquainted
acquirer - a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
active - a person devoted to the active life
actor / doer / worker - a person who acts and gets things done
adjudicator - a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes
admirer - a person who admires
adoptee - someone (such as a child) who has been adopted
adversary / antagonist / opponent / opposer / resister - someone who offers opposition
advisee - someone who receives advice
advocate / advocator / proponent / exponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
affiant - a person who makes an affidavit
amateur - someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
apprehender - a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)
appreciator - a person who is fully aware of something and understands it
arrogator - a person who through conceit makes pretentious claims to rights or advantages that he or she is not entitled to or to qualities that he or she does not possess
authority - (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
autodidact - a person who is self-taught
baby boomer / boomer - a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s
baby buster / buster - a person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically
bad guy - any person who is not on your side
bad person - a person who does harm to others
baldhead / baldpate / baldy - a person whose head is bald
balker / baulker / noncompliant - a person who refuses to comply
bullfighter / toreador - someone who fights bulls
bather - a person who takes a bath
beard - a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
bedfellow - a person with whom you share a bed
best / topper - the person who is most outstanding or excellent
biter - someone who bites
blond / blonde - a person with fair skin and hair
bodybuilder / muscle builder / muscle-builder / musclebuilder / muscleman - someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature
bomber - a person who plants bombs
brunet / brunette - a person with dark (brown) hair
buster - a person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something
candidate / prospect - someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
case - a person requiring professional services
cashier - a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant)
celebrant / celebrator / celebrater - a person who is celebrating
chameleon - a changeable or inconstant person
charmer / beguiler - a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
child / baby - an immature childish person
chutzpanik - (Yiddish) a person characterized by chutzpa
closer - a person who closes something
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination
collector / aggregator - a person who collects things
combatant / battler / belligerent / fighter / scrapper - someone who fights (or is fighting)
complexifier - someone makes things complex
compulsive - a person with a compulsive disposition
computer user - a person who uses computers for work or entertainment or communication or business
contemplative - a person devoted to the contemplative life
convert - a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
copycat / imitator / emulator / ape / aper - someone who copies the words or behavior of another
counter - a person who counts things
crawler / creeper - a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
creature / wight - a human being
creditor - a person to whom money is owed by a debtor
dancer / social dancer - a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
dead person / dead soul / deceased person / deceased / decedent / departed - someone who is no longer alive
debaser / degrader - a person who lowers the quality or character or value (as by adding cheaper metal to coins)
debtor - a person who owes a creditor
defecator / voider / shitter - a person who defecates
delayer - a person who delays
deliverer - a person who gives up or transfers money or goods
demander - a person who makes demands
differentiator / discriminator - a person who differentiates
disentangler / unraveler / unraveller - a person who removes tangles
dissenter / dissident / protester / objector / contestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
divider - a person who separates something into parts or groups
domestic partner / significant other / spousal equivalent / spouse equivalent - a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
double / image / look-alike - someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
dresser - a person who dresses in a particular way
dribbler / driveller / slobberer / drooler - a person who dribbles
drug user / substance abuser / user - a person who takes drugs
ectomorph - a person with a thin non-muscular body
effecter / effector - one who brings about a result or event
Elizabethan - a person who lived during the reign of Elizabeth I
emotional person - a person subject to strong states of emotion
endomorph - a heavy person with a soft and rounded body
enjoyer - a person who delights in having or using or experiencing something
enrollee - a person who enrolls in (or is enrolled in) a class or course of study
explorer / adventurer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
extrovert / extravert - (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
faddist - a person who subscribes to a variety of fads
faller - a person who falls
fastener - a person who fastens or makes fast
fiduciary - a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary
first-rater - one who is first-rate
follower - an ordinary person who accepts the leadership of another
free agent / free spirit / freewheeler - someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
fugitive / runaway - someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
gainer - a person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits)
gainer / weight gainer - a person who gains weight
gambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
gatekeeper - someone who controls access to something
gatherer - a person who gathers
good guy - any person who is on your side
good person - a person who is good to other people
granter - a person who grants or gives something
greeter / saluter / welcomer - a person who greets
grinner - a person who grins
groaner - a person who groans
grunter - a person who grunts
guesser - a person who guesses
handicapped person - a person who has some handicap that interferes with normal functions
hater - a person who hates
heterosexual / heterosexual person / straight person / straight - a heterosexual person
homosexual / homo / gay - someone who practices homosexuality
homunculus - a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell
hope - someone (or something) on which expectations are centered
hoper - a person who hopes
huddler - a person who crouches
hugger - a person who hugs
immune - a person who is immune to a particular infection
insured / insured person - a person whose interests are protected by an insurance policy
interpreter - someone who uses art to represent something
introvert - (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
Jat - a member of an Indo-European people widely scattered throughout the northwest of the Indian subcontinent and consisting of Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs
jewel / gem - a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
killer / slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
relative / relation - a person related by blood or marriage
kneeler - a person in a kneeling position
knocker - a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance)
knower / apprehender - a person who knows or apprehends
large person - a person of greater than average size
Latin - a person who is a member of those peoples whose languages derived from Latin
laugher - a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
learner / scholar / assimilator - someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
left-hander / lefty / southpaw - a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right
life - a living person
lightning rod - someone who is a frequent target of negative reactions and serves to distract attention from another
linguist / polyglot - a person who speaks more than one language
literate / literate person - a person who can read and write
liver - a person who has a special life style
longer / thirster / yearner - a person with a strong desire for something
loose cannon - a person who is expected to perform a particular task but who is out of control and dangerous
machine - an efficient person
mailer - a person who mails something
malcontent - a person who is discontented or disgusted
man - the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
manipulator - a person who handles things manually
man jack - a single individual
masturbator / onanist - a person who practices masturbation
measurer - a person who makes measurements
nonmember - a person who is not a member
mesomorph - a person with a well-developed muscular body
mestizo / ladino - a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
middlebrow - someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrow
miracle man / miracle worker - a person who claims or is alleged to perform miracles
misogamist - a person who hates marriage
mixed-blood - a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races
modern - a contemporary person
mother hen - a person who cares for the needs of others (especially in an overprotective or interfering way)
mutilator / maimer / mangler - a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
namer - a person who gives a name or names
namesake - a person with the same name as another
neglecter - a person who is neglectful and gives little attention or respect to people or responsibilities
neighbor / neighbour - a person who lives (or is located) near another
neutral - one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
nondescript - a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
nonparticipant - a person who does not participate
nonperson / unperson - a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights
nonsmoker - a person who does not smoke tobacco
nude / nude person - a naked person
nurser - a person who treats something carefully
occultist - a believer in occultism
old maid - a person who is primly fastidious
optimist - a person disposed to take a favorable view of things
orphan - someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision
ostrich - a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)
ouster / ejector - a person who ousts or supplants someone else
outcaste - a person belonging to no caste
outdoorsman - a person who spends time outdoors (e.g., hunting or fishing)
owner / possessor - a person who owns something
pamperer / spoiler / coddler / mollycoddler - someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence
pansexual - a person who participates in (or is open to) sexual activities of many kinds
pardoner / forgiver / excuser - a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense
partner - a person who is a member of a partnership
party - a person involved in legal proceedings
passer - a person who passes as a member of a different ethnic or racial group
personage - another word for person
personification - a person who represents an abstract quality
perspirer / sweater - a person who perspires
philosopher - a wise person who is calm and rational
picker / chooser / selector - a person who chooses or selects out
pisser / urinator - a person who urinates
planner / contriver / deviser - a person who makes plans
powderer - someone who applies or scatters powder
preserver - someone who keeps safe from harm or danger
propositus - the person immediately affected by or concerned with an action
public relations person - a person employed to establish and promote a favorable relationship with the public
pursuer - a person who pursues some plan or goal
pussycat - a person who is regarded as easygoing and agreeable
quarter - an unspecified person
quitter - a person who gives up too easily
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
realist - a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly
rectifier - a person who corrects or sets right
redhead / redheader / red-header / carrottop - someone who has red hair
registrant - a person who is formally entered (along with others) in a register (and who obtains certain rights thereby)
reliever / allayer / comforter - a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
repeater - a person who repeats
rescuer / recoverer / saver - someone who saves something from danger or violence
rester - a person who rests
restrainer / controller - a person who directs and restrains
revenant - a person who returns after a lengthy absence
rich person / wealthy person / have - a person who possesses great material wealth
right-hander / right hander / righthander - a person who uses the right hand more skillfully than the left
riser - a person who rises (especially from bed)
romper - a person who romps or frolics
roundhead - a brachycephalic person
ruler / swayer - a person who rules or commands
rusher - a person who rushes
scientist / man of science - a person with advanced knowledge of one of more sciences
scratcher - a person who scratches to relieve an itch
second-rater / mediocrity - a person of second-rate ability or value
seeder / cloud seeder - a person who seeds clouds
seeker / searcher / quester - someone making a search or inquiry
sentimentalist / romanticist - someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
sex object - any person regarded simply as an object of sexual gratification
shaker / mover and shaker - a person who wields power and influence
signer / signatory - someone who signs and is bound by a document
simpleton / simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
six-footer - a person who is at least six feet tall
skidder / slider / slipper - a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
slave - a person who is owned by someone
slave - someone entirely dominated by some influence or person
sleepyhead - a sleepy person
sloucher - a person who slouches
small person - a person of below average size
smasher - a person who smashes something
smiler - a person who smiles
sneezer - a person who sneezes
sniffer - a person who sniffs
sniffler / sniveler - a person who breathes audibly through a congested nose
snuffer - a person who snuffs out candles
snuffler - a person who breathes noisily (as through a nose blocked by mucus)
socializer / socialiser - a person who takes part in social activities
sort - a person of a particular character or nature
sounding board - a person whose reactions to something serve as an indication of its acceptability
sphinx - an inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret
spitter / expectorator - a person who spits (ejects saliva or phlegm from the mouth)
sprawler - a person who sprawls
spurner - a person who rejects (someone or something) with contempt
squinter / squint-eye - a person with strabismus
stifler / smotherer - a person who stifles or smothers or suppresses
stigmatic / stigmatist - a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)
stooper - a person who carries himself or herself with the head and shoulders habitually bent forward
struggler - a person who struggles with difficulties or with great effort
subject / case / guinea pig - a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures
surrenderer / yielder - a person who yields or surrenders
survivalist - someone who tries to insure their personal survival or the survival of their group or nation
survivor - one who outlives another
suspect - someone who is under suspicion
tapper - a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly
tempter - a person who tempts others
termer - a person who serves a specified term
terror / scourge / threat - a person who inspires fear or dread
testator / testate - a person who makes a will
thin person / skin and bones - a person who is unusually thin
third-rater - one who is third-rate or distinctly inferior
thrower - someone who projects something through the air (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)
tiger - a fierce or audacious person
toucher - a person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something
transfer / transferee - someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
transsexual / transexual - a person whose sexual identification is entirely with the opposite sex
transvestite / cross-dresser - someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex
trier / attempter / essayer - one who tries
tyrant - any person who exercises power in a cruel way
undoer / opener / unfastener / untier - a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
user - a person who makes use of a thing
vanisher - a person who disappears
victim / dupe - a person who is tricked or swindled
Victorian - a person who lived during the reign of Victoria
visionary - a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
waiter - a person who waits or awaits
waker - a person who awakes
walk-in - person who walks in without having an appointment
wanter / needer - a person who wants or needs something
ward - a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
warrior - someone engaged in or experienced in warfare
watcher - a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body
weakling / doormat / wuss - a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
wiggler / wriggler / squirmer - one who can''t stay still (especially a child)
winker - a person who winks
withholder - a person who refrains from granting
witness - (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law
yawner - a person who yawns

  Member Meronym:

  More Generic:
    organism     being     causal agent     cause     causal agency

2. individual  (noun) 
a single organism

  More Specific:
head - an individual person

  More Generic:
    organism     being

3. individual  (adj) 
being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"

    individuality     individualism     individuation
  See Also:

    idiosyncratic     individualist     individualistic     one-on-one     man-to-man     respective(a)     several(a)     various(a)     separate     single(a)     single(a)     singular     particular(a)

  Opposite of:

4. individual  (s) 
separate and distinct from others of the same kind; "mark the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis"

  Also known as: case-by-case, item-by-item


5. individual  (s) 
characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"

  Also known as: separate, single(a)



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