from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To supply with inhabitants, as by colonization; people.
- transitive v. To live in; inhabit: creatures that populate the ocean depths.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To supply with inhabitants; to people.
- v. To live in; to inhabit.
- v. To fill initially empty items in a collection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Populous.
- transitive v. To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people.
- intransitive v. To propagate.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
- v. fill with inhabitants
Medieval Latin populāre, populāt-, from Latin populus, the people; see popular.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin populus ("the people"). (Wiktionary)