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Definitions of popular

  1.   carried on by or for the people ( or citizens) at large; " the popular vote"; " popular representation"; " institutions of popular government"
  2.   Pertaining to the people; pleasing to, or prevailing among, the people.
  3.   Pert. to the common people or to the public; suitable or pleasing to the public in general; plain; easily comprehended.
  4.   Pertaining to, suitable for, or pleasing to, the common people; easily understood; familiar; as, popular music; held in favor by large numbers of people.
  5.   Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration.
  6.   Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections.
  7.   regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public; " a popular tourist attraction"; " a popular girl"; " cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"
  8.   representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large; " democratic art forms"; " a democratic or popular movement"; " popular thought"; " popular science"; " popular fiction"
  9.   Pertaining to the common people; suitable to common people; easily comprehensible; plain; familiar; pleasing to the people; extensively prevalent.
  10.   Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain.
  11.   Popularly.
  12.   Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease.
  13.   Widely trusted or admired.
  14.   Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace.
  15.   Prevalent among the people.
  16.   comprehensible to the general public; " written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
  17.   Pertaining to the people: pleasing to or prevailing among the people: easily comprehended: inferior: vulgar.
  18.   ( of music or art) new and of general appeal ( especially among young people)
  19.   Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements.
  20.   Pertaining to the people at large.
  21.   Suitable to the common people.
  22.   Popularity.

Quotes of popular

  1. At a certain point he was very popular from THE RAVEN. He was never fully appreciated, never made the money, and you know he was looked upon with admiration by some people, but also as an oddball. But that was his point. – John Astin
  2. It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America. – Paul Begala
  3. I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers. – Michael Bloomberg
  4. I thought that that was an effort to inject a popular element, a democratic element into the selection of a person who, once he is selected and confirmed, is beyond electoral control. – Stephen Breyer
  5. I felt a responsibility to present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound. – Ron Carter
  6. The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers. – Carl Clinton Van Doren
  7. I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth. – Bob Edwards
  8. The way I see it, all the popular singers are strippers. – Juliana Hatfield
  9. I don't accept at all the quite popular argument that the press is responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. The monarchy's responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the messenger for the message. – Anthony Holden
  10. When a popular phenomenon reaches the cover of 'Time,' it is already out of fashion. – Richard Holloway
  11. We must work to stabilize Social Security. We must not gamble with our nation's social insurance program, one of our most popular and effective federal programs that has remained dependable and stable for the past 70 years. – Grace Napolitano
  12. Scientia is knowledge. It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts. – John Charles Polanyi
  13. Well, I think one of the reasons Chicago became so popular as a filmmaker location is because New York had been used so many times that Chicago, I think, was rediscovered maybe in the late '60s, early '70s for a long time as a new location. – Richard Roeper
  14. George W. Bush broke a mold four years ago: Even though he lost the popular vote, he governed as if he had won by acclamation. – Tony Snow
  15. Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world- possibly none- have a sufficiently thorough, "big picture" understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem. – Roy Spencer

Usage examples for popular

  1. It was a love- match, and, therefore, a popular event all over the land. ” – The Portland Peerage Romance by Charles J. Archard
  2. “ I hope this isn't a popular hour. ” – The Dual Alliance by Marjorie Benton Cooke
  3. These are reasons why it has not been so popular a book as the 'Pilgrim's Progress. ” – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  4. “ " He seems to be very popular especially with the girls," murmured Rackliff. ” – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  5. He had taken a good degree, he had been popular in his time, though now he could not be called a popular man. ” – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  6. Ingeborg knew that for some reason she could not discover she had made herself popular – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  7. “ I haven't got any, my dear- your husband is the most popular of men. ” – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  8. That it had struck the popular note meant, as he believed, failure for his more highly regarded work. ” – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  9. It is not his fault that he is generally popular – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  10. “ He's made himself very popular round here by that case and by being friendly to people. ” – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  11. Why was it so popular – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  12. Every one wished to be there, every one wished to bid their popular friend welcome home. ” – The Bridal March; One Day by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  13. “ " I wish one could believe," the latter remarked, " that yours was the popular voice in your country." ” – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. This plan was not popular – Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Lyman Carrier
  15. This game is very popular with children. ” – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  16. Popular writing took that shape. ” – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  17. Yet he is not, and will never be, widely popular – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  18. Popular confidence is now not placed in courts because this or that man is the ruling spirit in them. ” – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  19. Graham could not help but think what a popular lady this Mrs. Fields must have been in her day. ” – Abducted to Oz by Bob Evans and Chris Dulabone
  20. The popular rage against them at length grew so furious, that their destruction was resolved upon. ” – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman

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