Examples of populous in a Sentence
the most populous state in the U.S.
Recent Examples of populous from the Web
Some of the nation’s most populous states, including California and New York, are refusing to comply.
The request faced backlash from election officials in some other states, including California, the most populous state in the nation.
Populous, which designed Petco Park and is working with the NASL club, conceived an 18,000-seat covered rugby stadium in Christchurch, the city on New Zealand’s South Island that had the team’s previous home damaged by an earthquake.
Manufacturing states may initially suffer as the extra revenue is generated in more populous consuming states.
Two of those permits are slated for Southeastern Pennsylvania, the state’s most populous and potentially most lucrative region, where 51 aspirants are vying to set up growing operations inside warehouses that will be sealed tighter than prisons.
That a relatively unknown candidate could nearly win Mexico’s most populous state is a victory in itself.
That benchmark is similar to the one approved by New York, putting the two most populous states in the vanguard of the carbon-reduction movement in America.
The mayors included New York's Bill de Blasio, Los Angeles' Eric Garcetti and Chicago's Rahm Emanuel, together the leaders of the nation's three most populous cities.
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Did You Know?
With a metropolitan area of more than 20 million people, Mexico City could be called the world's second or third most populous city. And the nearby Aztec city of Tenochtitlán was one of the largest cities in the world even when Hernán Cortés arrived there in 1519. But by the time Cortés conquered the city in 1521 it wasn't nearly so populous, since European diseases had greatly reduced the population. Avoid confusing populous and populace, which are pronounced exactly the same.
Origin and Etymology of populous
Middle English, from Latin populosus, from populus people
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
POPULOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of populous for English Language Learners
: having a large population
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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