What does populace mean?

Definitions for populace
ˈpɒp yə ləspop·u·lace

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. populace, public, worldnoun

    people in general considered as a whole

    "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"


  1. populacenoun

    The common people of a nation.

    The populace despised their ignorant leader.

  2. populacenoun

    The inhabitants of a nation.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Populacenoun

    The vulgar; the multitude.

    Etymology: populace, Fr. from populus, Lat.

    Now swarms the populace, a countless throng,
    Youth and hoar age tumultuous pour along. Alexander Pope.

    The tribunes and people having subdued all competitors, began the last game of a prevalent populace, to chuse themselves a master. Jonathan Swift.


  1. populace

    Populace refers to the general population or the inhabitants of a particular area, country, or community, often considered as a group or in terms of their common interests or characteristics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Populacenoun

    the common people; the vulgar; the multitude, -- comprehending all persons not distinguished by rank, office, education, or profession


  1. Populace

    A populace is a group of people forming the total population of a certain place. It is taken from the Latin word populus, which means "people", but also in the sense of a race, nationality, or locality. This can be compared with the Spanish word pueblo, which derives from the same Latin root.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Populace

    pop′ū-lās, n. the common people: those who are not distinguished by rank, education, office, &c. [Fr.,—It. popolazzo—L. populus, people.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of populace in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of populace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of populace in a Sentence

  1. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    The power of a government is a sacred trust, only justly exercised when it safeguards the liberties and aspirations of its populace.

  2. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi:

    The Chadian government needs to take advantage of the opportunities the internet offers for economic development and especially for young people, for young people who constitute a greater chunk of the populace, reliance on the internet for daily functions has become a must, business, both small and large wouldn't be able to continue their everyday activities should the government keep the people cut out.

  3. Ryan Barenklau:

    The general populace does not like her. They are certainly more happy with Moon in power than they would have been keeping her, she is viewed in disgrace by the majority of South Koreans.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

  5. Titus Livius:

    The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.

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  • Bev, Pöbel, [[breite]] [[Masse]], [[gemeine]] [[Volk]]German
  • populachoSpanish
  • plèbe, bas peuple, populaceFrench
  • 民衆, 大衆, 庶民Japanese
  • povão, populaçãoPortuguese
  • масса, простонаро́дье, чернь, бы́дло, просто́й наро́д, толпа́, сбродRussian
  • derinti, halk, avam, ayaktakımı, kitleTurkish
  • НаселенняUkrainian

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