American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or state of being popular, especially the state of being widely admired, accepted, or sought after.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Popular character or quality; favor in the eyes of the people; acceptance or acceptability among the people; the fact of being favored by or of having the approbation of the people: as, the popularity of a measure; the popularity of a public officer; the popularity of a book or of a preacher.
- n. That which catches public favor; anything suited to the vulgar fancy; a piece of claptrap.
- n. A desire to obtain favor with the people; a currying of favor with the people.
- n. Vulgarity; commonness.
- n. 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.
- n. archaic The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
- n. archaic Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
- n. obsolete The act of courting the favour of the people.
- n. archaic Public sentiment; general passion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
- n. Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
- n. obsolete The act of courting the favor of the people.
- n. rare Public sentiment; general passion.
- n. the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after
- Latin popularitas an effort to please the people (Wiktionary)
“What do you think the impact of book clubs, which are rising in popularity, is on the sales of fiction?”
“One reason mini-toiletries have grown in popularity is because of the rules governing the transport of liquids on flights.”
“A drop in popularity is to be expected, after all he is takign on the subjects that most politicians have been afraid to touch because there is such diverse opinions on them.”
“The reason Republicans are lagging in popularity is their lack of planning along with the likes of Cheney, Bush and Palin!”
“I am as big a fan of the internet as anyone, but claiming the internet caused the increase in popularity is as silly as the rest of the psychological nonsense in Peters piece.”
“It turns out that Monday Night Football topping postseason baseball in popularity is routine.”
“This popularity is at least partially due to the fact that he has hired noted Lefty blogger Matthew Stoller (of Open Left) to be a senior policy advisor (see here, here, here*, here, here, and here for examples where Stoller has been referenced as such).”
“I guess their popularity is at an all time low, still seems cowardly.”
“Perhaps an indicator of their popularity is the fact they are even selling on eBay.”
“Not that a care about Whoopi one way or the other, but her popularity is there.”
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need to know these words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very basic words for ESL students.
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Looking for tweets for popularity.