Definitions of popular

  1. 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"
  2. comprehensible to the general public; " written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
  3. ( of music or art) new and of general appeal ( especially among young people)
  4. 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"
  5. carried on by or for the people ( or citizens) at large; " the popular vote"; " popular representation"; " institutions of popular government"
  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. Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain.
  8. Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements.
  9. 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.
  10. Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace.
  11. Pertaining to, suitable for, or pleasing to, the common people; easily understood; familiar; as, popular music; held in favor by large numbers of people.
  12. Popularly.
  13. Pertaining to the people: pleasing to or prevailing among the people: easily comprehended: inferior: vulgar.
  14. Popularity.
  15. Pertaining to the people at large.
  16. Widely trusted or admired.
  17. Suitable to the common people.
  18. Prevalent among the people.
  19. Pertaining to the common people; suitable to common people; easily comprehensible; plain; familiar; pleasing to the people; extensively prevalent.
  20. Pert. to the common people or to the public; suitable or pleasing to the public in general; plain; easily comprehended.

Usage examples for popular

  1. " I wish one could believe," the latter remarked, " that yours was the popular voice in your country." – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. 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
  3. This plan was not popular. – Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Lyman Carrier
  4. " He seems to be very popular, especially with the girls," murmured Rackliff. – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  5. It is not his fault that he is generally popular. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  6. I haven't got any, my dear- your husband is the most popular of men. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  7. Popular writing took that shape. – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  8. I hope this isn't a popular hour. – The Dual Alliance by Marjorie Benton Cooke
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Why was it so popular? – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  12. This game is very popular with children. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  13. 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
  14. It was a love- match, and, therefore, a popular event all over the land. – The Portland Peerage Romance by Charles J. Archard
  15. Yet he is not, and will never be, widely popular. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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