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populous

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adjective pop·u·lous \ˈpä-pyə-ləs\

Simple Definition of populous

  • : having a large population

Full Definition of populous

  1. 1 a :  densely populated b :  having a large population

  2. 2 a :  numerous b :  filled to capacity

pop·u·lous·ly adverb
pop·u·lous·ness noun

Examples of populous

  1. the most populous state in the U.S.



Origin of populous

Middle English, from Latin populosus, from populus people


First Known Use: 15th century


POPULOUS Defined for Kids

populous

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adjective pop·u·lous \ˈpä-pyə-ləs\

Definition of populous

  1. :  having a large population <a populous city>



Word Root of populous

The Latin word populus, meaning “people,” gives us the root popul. Words from the Latin populus have something to do with people. A population is the group of people living in a particular place. Anything popular is common among or enjoyed by many people. A place that is populous has many people living in it.



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