What does popularity mean?

Definitions for popularity
ˌpɒp yəˈlær ɪ tipop·u·lar·i·ty

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. popularity(noun)

    the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after

    "his charm soon won him affection and popularity"; "the universal popularity of American movies"

Wiktionary

  1. popularity(Noun)

    The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

  2. popularity(Noun)

    The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.

    This gallant laboring to avoid popularity falls into a habit of affectation. uE000151149uE001 Ben Jonson.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

  3. popularity(Noun)

    Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.

    Popularities, and circumstances which sway the ordinary judgment. uE000151150uE001 Bacon.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

  4. popularity(Noun)

    The act of courting the favour of the people.

    Indicted for popularity and ambition. uE000151151uE001 Holland.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

  5. popularity(Noun)

    Public sentiment; general passion.

    A little time be allowed for the madness of popularity to cease. uE000151152uE001 Bancroft.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

Webster Dictionary

  1. Popularity(noun)

    the quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

  2. Popularity(noun)

    the quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

  3. Popularity(noun)

    something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

  4. Popularity(noun)

    the act of courting the favor of the people

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

  5. Popularity(noun)

    public sentiment; general passion

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

Freebase

  1. Popularity

    Popularity is a social phenomena that dictates who or what is best liked. Through peer influence, target objects can quickly skyrocket in how pervasive they are in society. The more pervasive something is, the more people have access to it. Since popularity is judged in a social context, the more people who support or know something or someone, the more popular it will then be judged. Interpersonally, people can alter their appearance to change how others perceive them, causing popularity to increase or decrease in the form of individual likability or group consensus.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. popularity

    The triumph of the commonplace.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'popularity' in Nouns Frequency: #2478

How to pronounce popularity?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say popularity in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of popularity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of popularity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of popularity in a Sentence

  1. Dave Barry:

    Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Fame is just popularity on a higher level.

  3. Ted Sarandos:

    By not [ releasing numbers ] what was happening, is, I think, people were missing some of these kind of cultural moments, one way that people choose things is popularity, and we were the denying people the use of that one tool to help discover new things.

  4. Nick Carpou:

    People loved the first movie and it resonated well beyond that $65 million that the first film did, this was original [intellectual property] for us and to be able to build on the first film and expand its popularity is pretty amazing.

  5. Kin Hubbard:

    Making a long stay short is a great aid to popularity.

Images & Illustrations of popularity

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

popularity#1#4399#10000

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