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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



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