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Meaning of POPULOUS

Pronunciation:  'pâpyûlus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  densely populated

POPULOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: inhabited, thickly settled



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pop"u*lous\, a. [L. populosus, fr. populus people: cf.
F. populeux.]
1. Abounding in people; full of inhabitants; containing many
   inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country.

         Heaven, yet populous, retains Number sufficient to
         possess her realms.                   --Milton.

2. Popular; famous. [Obs.] --J. Webster.

3. Common; vulgar. [Obs.] --Arden of Feversham.

4. Numerous; in large number. [Obs.] ``The dust . . . raised
   by your populous troops.'' --Shak. -- {Pop"u*lous*ly},
   adv. -- {Pop"u*lous*ness}, n.

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