American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Containing many people or inhabitants; having a large population.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of people; containing many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country.
- Numerous; multitudinous.
- Pleasing or acceptable to the people; popular.
- Suited to the populace; coarse; vulgar.
- adj. Having a large population
- adj. Densely populated.
- adj. Crowded with people.
- n. alternative spelling of populace. Populous is primarily a US /Canadian misspelling of populace .
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Abounding in people; full of inhabitants; containing many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country.
- adj. obsolete Popular; famous.
- adj. obsolete Common; vulgar.
- adj. obsolete Numerous; in large number.
- adj. densely populated
- Middle English, from Latin populōsus, from populus, the people; see popular. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At Aginis he entered the Pasi-Tigris, but he proceeded only about nine miles to a village which he describes as populous and flourishing; here he determined to wait, till he received further information respecting the exact route of the army.”
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“What is life like in populous cities and remote towns villages?”
“The radio spot - running in populous northern Virginia, home to the bulk of the state's moderate and independent voters - features a man and a woman chatting about the Virginia governor's race.”
“Come campaign season, however, the Baltimore politicians fall over each other wooing voters in populous Montgomery and Prince George's counties and other Washington suburbs.”
“Most people believe that the Aurora populous is just a bunch of low class losers with no education and no ambition to improve anything.”
“In addition to congressional races, there are also 37 governor's races being decided, including contests in populous states such as California, New York, Texas, Florida Pennsylvania and Ohio.”
“In addition the congressional races, there are also 37 governor's races being decided, including contests in populous states such as California, New York, Texas, Florida Pennsylvania and Ohio.”
“The most populous is American Fork, Utah, with 27,064 residents.”
“While hypnotic powers are dubious, there can be no doubt that a significant portion of the populous is mesmerized by Obama's rhetorical skills.”
“What, you mean a large of the populous is part the same religion, which means that they will probably vote for people with the same ideals?”
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