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populous

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adjective pop·u·lous \ˈpä-pyə-ləs\

Simple Definition of populous

  • : having a large population

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of populous

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

  2. 2 a :  numerous b :  filled to capacity

populously

adverb

populousness

noun

Examples of populous in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology 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 for Students

  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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