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Meaning of POPULATE

Pronunciation:  'pâpyû`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  fill with people or supply with inhabitants; "people a room"; "The government wanted to populate the remote area of the country"
  2. [v]  make one's home or live in; "There are only 250,000 people in Iceland"; "I live in a 200-year old house"; "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted"; "The plains are sparsely populated"

POPULATE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: domicile, domiciliate, dwell, inhabit, live, people, people, reside, shack
 See Also: be, bivouac, board, camp, camp out, cohabit, encamp, fill, fill up, live in, live out, lodge, lodge in, make full, neighbor, neighbour, occupy, overpopulate, room, rusticate, shack up, sleep in, sleep out, tent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pop"u*late\, a. [L. populus people. See {People}.]
    Populous. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  2. \Pop"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Populated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Populating}.]
    To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by
    immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to
  3. \Pop"u*late\, v. i.
    To propagate. [Obs.]
          Great shoals of people which go on to populate.
Thesaurus Terms
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