What does POP mean?

Definitions for POPpɒp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word POP.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop(noun)

    an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

  2. pop, soda, soda pop, soda water, tonic(noun)

    a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring

    "in New England they call sodas tonics"

  3. pop, popping(noun)

    a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork

  4. pop music, pop(adj)

    music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love

  5. popular, pop(verb)

    (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

  6. start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out(verb)

    bulge outward

    "His eyes popped"

  7. pop(verb)

    hit a pop-fly

    "He popped out to shortstop"

  8. pop(verb)

    make a sharp explosive noise

    "The cork of the champagne bottle popped"

  9. pop(verb)

    fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise

    "The soldiers were popping"

  10. pop(verb)

    cause to make a sharp explosive sound

    "He popped the champagne bottle"

  11. crop up, pop up, pop(verb)

    appear suddenly or unexpectedly

    "The farm popped into view as we turned the corner"; "He suddenly popped up out of nowhere"

  12. pop(verb)

    put or thrust suddenly and forcefully

    "pop the pizza into the microwave oven"; "He popped the petit-four into his mouth"

  13. pop(verb)

    release suddenly

    "pop the clutch"

  14. pop(verb)

    hit or strike

    "He popped me on the head"

  15. toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill(verb)

    drink down entirely

    "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"

  16. pop(verb)

    take drugs, especially orally

    "The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves"

  17. pop(verb)

    cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound

    "The child popped the balloon"

  18. pop(adverb)

    burst open with a sharp, explosive sound

    "The balloon popped"; "This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven"

  19. pop(adverb)

    like a pop or with a pop

    "everything went pop"


  1. Pop(n.)

    A nonalcoholic carbonated beverage; -- so called because it expels the cork with a pop from the bottle containing it; as, ginger pop; lemon pop, etc. Hood.

  2. Pop(v. t.)

    To eat or swallow; -- of food, especially snacks, in small pieces; as, he popped a whole can of peanuts while watching the movie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pop(noun)

    a small, sharp, quick explosive sound or report; as, to go off with a pop

  2. Pop(noun)

    an unintoxicating beverage which expels the cork with a pop from the bottle containing it; as, ginger pop; lemon pop, etc

  3. Pop(noun)

    the European redwing

  4. Pop(verb)

    to make a pop, or sharp, quick sound; as, the muskets popped away on all sides

  5. Pop(verb)

    to enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart; -- with in, out, upon, off, etc

  6. Pop(verb)

    to burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire; as, this corn pops well

  7. Pop(verb)

    to thrust or push suddenly; to offer suddenly; to bring suddenly and unexpectedly to notice; as, to pop one's head in at the door

  8. Pop(verb)

    to cause to pop; to cause to burst open by heat, as grains of Indian corn; as, to pop corn or chestnuts

  9. Pop(adverb)

    like a pop; suddenly; unexpectedly

  10. Origin: [Of imitative origin. Cf. Poop.]


  1. Pop

    Pop is the ninth studio album by Irish rock band U2, released in March 1997. The album was a continuation of the band's 1990s reinvention, as they pursued a new musical direction by combining alternative rock, techno, dance, and electronica influences. The album employs a variety of production techniques relatively new to U2, including sampling, loops, programmed drum machines, and sequencing. Recording sessions began in 1995 with various record producers, including Nellee Hooper, Flood, Howie B, and Steve Osborne, who were introducing the band to various electronica influences. At the time, drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. was inactive due to a back injury, prompting the other band members to take different approaches to songwriting. Upon Mullen's return, the band began re-working much of their material but ultimately struggled to complete songs. After the band allowed manager Paul McGuinness to book their upcoming 1997 PopMart Tour before the album was completed, U2 were rushed into completing the album. Even after delaying the album's release date from the 1996 Christmas and holiday season to March 1997, U2 ran out of time in the studio and the final product was not to their liking. Since the album's release, many of its songs have been re-recorded and remixed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pop

    pop, v.i. to make a sharp, quick sound: to dart: to move quickly: to propose marriage.—v.t. to cause to make a sudden report: to thrust suddenly: to bring suddenly into notice: (slang) to pawn:—pr.p. pop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. popped.—n. a sharp, quick sound or report: an effervescent beverage: (slang) a pistol.—adv. suddenly.—adj. coming without warning.—v.t. Pop′-corn, to parch maize till it bursts open.—n. corn so prepared.—n.pl. Pop′-eyes, prominent eyes.—ns. Pop′-gun, a tube and rammer for shooting pellets, which makes a noise by the expansion of compressed air; Pop′per, anything that makes a popping sound; Pop′-shop, a pawnshop; Pop′-weed, a name for the bladderwort.—Pop off, to disappear all at once; Pop the question, to make an offer of marriage. [Imit.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. pop

    [from the operation that removes the top of a stack, and the fact that procedure return addresses are usually saved on the stack] (also capitalized ‘POP’) 1. vt. To remove something from a stack. If a person says he/she has popped something from his stack, that means he/she has finally finished working on it and can now remove it from the list of things hanging overhead. 2. When a discussion gets to a level of detail so deep that the main point of the discussion is being lost, someone will shout “Pop!”, meaning “Get back up to a higher level!” The shout is frequently accompanied by an upthrust arm with a finger pointing to the ceiling. 3. [all-caps, as ‘POP’] Point of Presence, a bank of dial-in lines allowing customers to make (local) calls into an ISP. This is borderline techspeak.

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  2. POP

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4286

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2301

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POP' in Nouns Frequency: #1652

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POP' in Verbs Frequency: #731

Anagrams for POP »

  1. OPP, opp, opp., PPO


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POP in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Wayne:

    Hey Pilgrim, you forgot your pop-gun

  2. Von Schilling:

    The world around us is our pop culture.

  3. Alaa Abu Qassem:

    I am very happy, but where is the pop corn?

  4. John Rogers:

    The analogy would be children's pop-up books.

  5. Roxanne Franckowski:

    When labs start seeing unknown substances pop up.

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