Simple Definition of populous
: having a large population
Examples of populous in a sentence
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
Definition of populous for Students
: 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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