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Popular

Popular Meaning & Definition
Popular Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Popular?

[adj] (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
[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"
[adj] carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large; "the popular vote"; "popular representation"; "institutions of popular government"
[adj] comprehensible to the general public; "written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
[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"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Popular: best-selling(p) | common | democratic | fashionable | favorite | favourite | general | hot | nonclassical | plain | pop | popular with(p) | touristed | touristy

Related Terms | Find terms related to Popular: accepted | accessible | acclaimed | accustomed | admired | admitted | adored | advocated | all the rage | all the thing | amateur | applauded | approved | associated | average | Babbittish | backed | beloved | besetting | bourgeois | campy | celebrated | cherished | civil | collective | collectivistic | common | commonplace | communal | communistic | commutual | conformable | congregational | conjoint | consuetudinary | conventional | cooperative | coveted | cried up | current | customary | darling | dear | dearly beloved | desired | distinguished | dominant | epidemic | established | esteemed | everyday | fabled | famed | familiar | famous | far-famed | far-heard | fashionable | favored | favorite | general | generally accepted | habitual | held dear | high-camp | highly touted | hip | homely | homespun | honored | hoped-for | hot | household | in | in common | in demand | in fashion | in favor | in good odor | in style | in vogue | inexpensive | joint | kitschy | laic | laical | lay | leading | legendary | longed-for | loved | low | low-camp | low-priced | marked | mod | modern | much acclaimed | mutual | mythical | new | newfashioned | nonclerical | nonecclesiastical | nonministerial | nonordained | nonpastoral | nonreligious | normal | normative | notable | noted | notorious | obtaining | occupy | of mark | of note | ordinary | pandemic | people | pet | Philistine | plebeian | pop | populate | precious | predominant | predominating | preferred | prescribed | prescriptive | prevailing | prevalent | prized | prominent | public | rampant | reasonable | received | reciprocal | recommended | regnant | regular | regulation | reigning | renowned | revered | rife | routine | ruling | running | secular | secularist | secularistic | self-governing | set | simplified | smart | social | socialistic | societal | standard | stereotyped | stock | stylish | supported | talked-about | talked-of | temporal | tenant | time-honored | traditional | treasured | trendy | understandable | universal | up-to-date | up-to-datish | up-to-the-minute | usual | vernacular | vulgar | wanted | well-beloved | well-known | well-liked | well-thought-of | widespread | wished-for | wonted

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Popular In Webster's 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. Newman. 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. --Holland. 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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