from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The common people; the populace.
- n. The common people of an ancient Greek state.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural of demo.
- n. The common populace of a state, the people.
- n. municipality, an administrative area covering a city or several villages together
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, the people; the public; the commonwealth.
- n. The populace; the common people.
- n. Also demus.
- n. In sociology, a people which has outgrown the tribal system and is organized on the basis of neighborhood and varied modes of coöperation instead of on the basis of blood-kinship; a social body which, since blood-relationships are no longer important, includes individuals of various lineages or nationalities.
Greek dēmos, district, people; see dā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviated form of demonstration. (Wiktionary)
From Ancient Greek δῆμος (demos, "the people"). (Wiktionary)