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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 folk /ˈfok/
 人們;家屬,親屬(a.)民間的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Folk Folks, n. collect. & pl.
 1. Eng. Hist. In Anglo-Saxon times, the people of a group of townships or villages; a community; a tribe. [Obs.]
    The organization of each folk, as such, sprang mainly from war.   --J. R. Green.
 2. 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. [Colloq.]
 In winter's tedious nights, sit by the fire
 With good old folks, and let them tell thee tales.   --Shak.
 3. The persons of one's own family; as, our folks are all well. [Colloq. New Eng.]
 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 folk
      n 1: people in general; "they're just country folk"; "the common
           people determine the group character and preserve its
           customs from one generation to the next" [syn: common
           people]
      2: a social division of (usually preliterate) people [syn: tribe]
      3: people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has
         lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower" [syn: family,
          family line, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry]
      4: the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an
         expression of the life of people in a community [syn: folk
         music, ethnic music]