American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To supply with inhabitants, as by colonization; people.
- v. To live in; inhabit: creatures that populate the ocean depths.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; people.
- To breed; propagate; increase in number.
- Populated; populous.
- v. transitive To supply with inhabitants; to people.
- v. intransitive To live in; to inhabit.
- v. computing To fill initially empty items in a collection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Populous.
- v. To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people.
- v. obsolete To propagate.
- v. inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
- v. fill with inhabitants
- From Latin populus ("the people"). (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin populāre, populāt-, from Latin populus, the people; see popular. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This corporation that we populate is commodity-based so therefore, to use an economic term, Canada is a price-taker not a price-maker country.”
“Until 1985 the sale and use of contraception was entirely prohibited, and even medical service providers still justify actions that curtail women's human rights by referring to a century-old maxim, "to populate is to govern.”
“The most popular search terms populate a query could on the front page of the site.”
“Once there, the Geeklet properties window will populate, which is where all the magic (configuration) happens.”
“And fundamentalist religions persuing the idea of populate and perish ideals, who've done more than anyone, or anything to really fuck up the planet.”
“For instance, the students slated to go to Alston Ridge Elementary from Reedy Creek this fall were officially sent to "populate" the new school.”
“SIMfill can be used to automatically upload cell phone data such as phone numbers and text messages to "populate" test SIMs that can then be recovered by forensic cell phone tools.”
“The primary ethnic groups that populate Lutheran churches—Germans, Swedes, Norwegians, and the like—settled in the United States many years ago, and so the overlap between religion and ethnicity has continued over generations.”
“Religion matters deeply and religious voters tend to populate the right, not the left, of the political spectrum.”
“No surprise that some of Willett's most bland lyrics populate those tracks.”
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