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Meaning of POPULAR

Pronunciation:  'pâpyulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
  2. [adj]  representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large; "democratic art forms"; "a democratic or popular movement"; "popular thought"; "popular science"; "popular fiction"
  3. [adj]  carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large; "the popular vote"; "popular representation"; "institutions of popular government"
  4. [adj]  comprehensible to the general public; "written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
  5. [adj]  regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public; "a popular tourist attraction"; "a popular girl"; "cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"

POPULAR is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: best-selling(p), common, democratic, fashionable, favorite, favourite, general, hot, nonclassical, plain, pop, popular with(p), touristed, touristy
 Antonyms: unpopular



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pop"u*lar\, a. [L. popularis, fr. populus people: cf.
F. populaire. See {People}.]
1. Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole
   body of the people, as distinguished from a select
   portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections.
   ``Popular states.'' --Bacon. ``So the popular vote
   inclines.'' --Milton.

         The men commonly held in popular estimation are
         greatest at a distance.               --J. H.

2. Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not
   abstruse; familiar; plain.

         Homilies are plain popular instructions. --Hooker.

3. Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or
   obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary;
   inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements.

         The smallest figs, called popular figs, . . . are,
         of all others, the basest and of least account.

4. Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in
   general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a
   popular law; a popular administration.

5. Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the
   populace. [R.]

         Such popular humanity is treason.     --Addison.

6. Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular
   disease. [Obs.] --Johnson.

{Popular action} (Law), an action in which any person may sue
   for penalty imposed by statute. --Blackstone.

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