browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

populousmore about populous


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Populous  \Pop"u*lous\,  a.  [L.  populosus,  fr  populus  people:  cf 
  F.  populeux.] 
  1.  Abounding  in  people;  full  of  inhabitants;  containing  many 
  inhabitants  in  proportion  to  the  extent  of  the  country. 
  Heaven,  yet  populous,  retains  Number  sufficient  to 
  possess  her  realms.  --Milton. 
  2.  Popular;  famous.  [Obs.]  --J.  Webster. 
  3.  Common;  vulgar.  [Obs.]  --Arden  of  Feversham 
  4.  Numerous;  in  large  number.  [Obs.]  ``The  dust  .  .  .  raised 
  by  your  populous  troops.''  --Shak.  --  {Pop"u*lous*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Pop"u*lous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  densely  populated  [syn:  {thickly  settled}] 

more about populous