regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
"a popular tourist attraction"; "a popular girl"; "cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"
carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
"the popular vote"; "popular representation"; "institutions of popular government"
representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
"democratic art forms"; "a democratic or popular movement"; "popular thought"; "popular science"; "popular fiction"
(of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
Common among the general public; generally accepted.
Concerning the people; public.
Pertaining to or deriving from the people or general public.
Of low birth, not noble; vulgar, plebian.
Aimed at ordinary people, as opposed to specialists etc.; intended for general consumption.
Cultivating the favour of the common people.
Such popular humanity is treason. - Joseph Addison
Liked by many people; generally pleasing, widely admired.
Adapted to the means of the common people; cheap.
Origin: From popularis, from populus + -aris.
of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections
suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain
adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements
beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration
devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace
prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease
Origin: [L. popularis, fr. populus people: cf. F. populaire. See People.]
Popular is an American teenage comedy-drama on The WB Television Network in the United States, created by Ryan Murphy and Gina Matthews, starring Leslie Bibb and Carly Pope as two teenage girls that reside on polar opposite sides of the popularity spectrum at their high school, but are forced to get along when their single parents randomly meet on a cruise ship and get married. The show was produced by Touchstone and ran for two seasons on The WB from 1999 to 2001.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pop′ū-lar, adj. pertaining to the people: pleasing to, or prevailing among, the people: enjoying the favour of the people: easily understood: inferior: (Shak.) vulgar.—n. Popularisā′tion.—v.t. Pop′ularise, to make popular or suitable to the people: to spread among the people.—ns. Pop′ulariser; Popular′ity, Pop′ularness, quality or state of being popular or pleasing to the people: favour with the people: a desire to obtain favour with the people.—adv. Pop′ularly.—v.t. Pop′ulāte, to people: to furnish with inhabitants.—v.i. to increase in numbers.—adj. populous.—n. Populā′tion, act of populating: the number of the inhabitants of any place.—adj. Pop′ulous, full of people: numerously inhabited: (Shak.) numerous.—adv. Pop′ulously.—n. Pop′ulousness. [Fr. populaire—L. popularis—populus, the people.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'popular' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #910
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Rank popularity for the word 'popular' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2265
Rank popularity for the word 'popular' in Adjectives Frequency: #110
The numerical value of popular in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of popular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- popularCatalan, Valencian
- populární, oblíbenýCzech
- populär, beliebtGerman
- populara, popolaEsperanto
- رایج, محبوب, پرطرفدار, متداولPersian
- kansa, suosittu, kansanomainen, talous, helppotajuinenFinnish
- 受けのよい, 人気Japanese
- in trek, populair, volks, volk, gewild, geliefdDutch
- populærNorwegian Nynorsk
- powszechny, popularnyPolish
- populară, agreat, popularRomanian
- народный, общедоступный, популярныйRussian
- ప్రజా, ప్రాచుర్యమైనTelugu
- phổ biến, phổ cập, nhân dân, nổi tiếng, đại chúng, bình nhânVietnamese
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