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popular

favorably regarded, well-liked; representing the people, common: popular belief
Not to be confused with:
poplar – a tree

pop·u·lar

 (pŏp′yə-lər)
adj.
1. Widely liked or appreciated: a popular resort.
2. Liked by acquaintances; sought after for company: "Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved" (Margaret Fuller).
3. Of, representing, or carried on by the people at large: the popular vote.
4. Fit for, adapted to, or reflecting the taste of the people at large: popular entertainment; popular science.
5. Accepted by or prevalent among the people in general: a popular misunderstanding of the issue.
6. Suited to or within the means of ordinary people: popular prices.
7. Originating among the people: popular legend.

[Middle English populer, commonly known, from Old French populeir, of the people, from Latin populāris, from populus, the people, of Etruscan origin.]

pop′u·lar·ly adv.

popular

(ˈpɒpjʊlə)
adj
1. appealing to the general public; widely favoured or admired
2. favoured by an individual or limited group: I'm not very popular with her.
3. connected with, representing, or prevailing among the general public; common: popular discontent.
4. appealing to or comprehensible to the layman: a popular lecture on physics.
n
(Journalism & Publishing) (usually plural) cheap newspapers with mass circulation; the popular press. Also shortened to: pops
[C15: from Latin populāris belonging to the people, democratic, from populus people]
popularity n

pop•u•lar

(ˈpɒp yə lər)

adj.
1. regarded with approval or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.
2. of, pertaining to, or representing the common people or the people as a whole: popular government; popular suffrage.
3. prevailing among the people generally: a popular superstition.
4. appealing to or intended for the public at large: popular music.
5. adapted to the tastes, means, etc., of ordinary persons: popular lectures; popular prices.
[1375–1425; late Middle English populer < Latin populāris. See people, -ar1]
pop′u•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.popular - 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"
unpopular - regarded with disfavor or lacking general approval; "unpopular ideas"; "an unpopular war"
2.popular - carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large; "the popular vote"; "popular representation"; "institutions of popular government"
democratic - characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
3.popular - 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"
common - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"
4.popular - (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
nonclassical - not classical

popular

adjective
2. mass-market, general, easy, simple, plain, amateur, accessible, straightforward, simplified, non-specialist, middlebrow, non-technical, lay person's the sort of popular science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius
mass-market academic, intellectual, highbrow
3. common, general, standard, widespread, prevailing, stock, current, public, conventional, universal, prevalent, ubiquitous the popular misconception that dinosaurs were all lumbering giants
common rare, unusual, uncommon, infrequent
4. mass, general, civil, democratic, collective, communal, societal He was overthrown by a popular uprising.

popular

adjective
1. Widely known and discussed:
2. Being a favorite:
3. Of, representing, or carried on by people at large:
4. Suited to or within the means of ordinary people:
Translations
شَعْبِيشَعْبي، عام، جماهيريشَعبي، مفهوم عند أكثَريَّة الشَّعْبشَعْبي، مَقبول من أكثَر النّاسمَحبوب من الشَّعْب، شَعْبي
populárníoblíbenýlidovýobecně rozšířený
populæralmenfolkelig
suosittukansanomainen
popularan
népszerű
almennuralòÿîu-vinsæll
人気のある
인기 있는
daugumai prieinamasdaugumai suprantamaspopuliarintipopuliarumaspopuliarus
izplatītspopulārspopulārs, visiem pieejams/saprotamsvispāratzītsvistautas-
všeobecne rozšírený
priljubljen
populär
เป็นที่นิยม
được ưa chuộng

popular

[ˈpɒpjʊləʳ]
A. ADJ
1. (= well-liked) the show is proving very popularel espectáculo está gozando de mucho éxito or goza de mucha popularidad
I'm not very popular in the office just nowen este momento no gozo de mucha simpatía en la oficina
this is one of our most popular lines (Comm) → esta es una de nuestras líneas más vendidas
to be popular with sb he's popular with the girlstiene éxito con las chicas
I'm not very popular with her at the momenten este momento no soy santo de su devoción
she's very popular with her colleaguesgoza de mucha simpatía entre sus colegas
the area is popular with holidaymakerses una zona muy frecuentada por los turistas
2. (= fashionable) → de moda
long skirts are popularlas faldas largas están de moda
3. (= widespread) [image, belief] → generalizado
contrary to popular belief or opinionen contra de or contrario a lo que comúnmente se cree
by popular demand or requesta petición del público, respondiendo a la demanda general
it's a popular misconception thatmucha gente piensa equivocadamente que ...
4. (= of the people) [unrest, support] → popular; [uprising] → popular, del pueblo
he has great popular appealgoza del favor del público
popular feeling is against himel sentir popular or del pueblo está en su contra
popular opinionla opinión general
5. (= appealing to the layman) [culture, music, art, version] → popular
B. CPD popular front Nfrente m popular
the popular press Nla prensa popular
the popular vote Nel voto popular

popular

[ˈpɒpjʊlər] adj
(= well-liked) → populaire
She's a very popular girl → C'est une fille très populaire.
This is a very popular style → C'est un style très populaire.
to be popular with sb [food, activity] → avoir du succès auprès de qn; [person] → avoir du succès auprès de qn
Ice cream is always popular with children → La glace a toujours du succès auprès des enfants.
She is very popular with the general public → Elle a beaucoup de succès auprès du grand public.
(= fashionable) [name] → à la mode
[ideas, feelings, attitudes] → répandu(e)
contrary to popular belief ... → contrairement à ce que croient les gens ...
[uprising] → populaire; [support] → du peuple popular culture, popular music, popular presspopular culture n (contemporary)culture f populaire; (traditional)culture f populaire

popular

adj
(= well-liked)beliebt (with bei); (with the public) → populär, beliebt (with bei); decision, measurepopulär; I know I won’t be popular if I decide that, but …ich weiß, dass ich mich nicht gerade beliebt mache, wenn ich so entscheide, aber …; he’s not the most popular of men at the momenter ist im Augenblick nicht gerade einer der Beliebtesten or (with the public also) → Populärsten; he was a very popular choiceseine Wahl fand großen Anklang
(= suitable for the general public)populär; musicleicht; priceserschwinglich; lectures, journalpopulärwissenschaftlich; television, entertainerpopulär, beliebt; newspaperweitverbreitet; popular appealMassenappeal m; popular editionVolksausgabe f; popular newspaperBoulevardblatt nt; popular sciencePopulärwissenschaft f; popular theatreVolkstheater nt, → Boulevardtheater nt; a series of popular concertseine Reihe volkstümlicher Konzerte
(= widespread) belief, fallacy, conviction, discontent, mythweitverbreitet, weit verbreitet; popular remedyHausmittel nt; contrary to popular belief or opinionentgegen der landläufigen Annahme or Meinung; fruit teas are becoming increasingly popularFrüchtetees erfreuen sich zunehmender Beliebtheit; it’s popular to despise politicians these dayses gehört heutzutage zum guten Ton, sich über Politiker abfällig zu äußern
(Pol) (= of or for the people) government, approval, consent, supportdes Volkes; (= democratic, public) voteöffentlich, allgemein; referendumöffentlich, offen, allgemein; demandgroß, allgemein; democracyallgemein; popular uprisingVolksaufstand m; popular movementVolksbewegung f; popular mandateMandat nt; he isn’t the popular idea of a great leaderer entspricht nicht gerade der gängigen Vorstellung von einem großen Führer; to rule by popular consentmit Zustimmung der Allgemeinheit regieren; by popular requestauf allgemeinen Wunsch

popular

[ˈpɒpjʊləʳ] adj
a. (well-liked) to be popular (with) (person) → essere benvoluto/a or ben visto/a (da); (decision) → essere gradito/a (a); (product) → essere molto richiesto/a (da)
a popular song → una canzone di successo
a popular colour → un colore che va di moda
b. (for the layman) → popolare
c. (widespread, theory, fallacy) → comune; (support) → popolare
by popular request → a richiesta generale

popular

(ˈpopjulə) adjective
1. liked by most people. a popular holiday resort; a popular person; She is very popular with children.
2. believed by most people. a popular theory.
3. of the people in general. popular rejoicing.
4. easily read, understood etc by most people. a popular history of Britain.
ˈpopularly adverb
amongst, or by, most people. He was popularly believed to have magical powers.
ˈpopuˈlarity (-ˈlӕ-) noun
the state of being well liked.
ˈpopularize, ˈpopularise verb
to make popular or widely known. She did much to popularize women's sport.

popular

شَعْبِي populární populær beliebt δημοφιλής popular suosittu populaire popularan popolare 人気のある 인기 있는 populair populær popularny popular популярный populär เป็นที่นิยม popüler được ưa chuộng 广受欢迎的
References in classic literature ?
The friend of popular governments never finds himself so much alarmed for their character and fate, as when he contemplates their propensity to this dangerous vice.
Amongst many excellent constitutions this may show how well their government is framed, that although the people are admitted to a share in the administration, the form of it remains unaltered, without any popular insurrections, worth notice, on the one hand, or degenerating into a tyranny on the other.
The reformer England needs today is an energetic phonetic enthusiast: that is why I have made such a one the hero of a popular play.
They are continually asking Art to be popular, to please their want of taste, to flatter their absurd vanity, to tell them what they have been told before, to show them what they ought to be tired of seeing, to amuse them when they feel heavy after eating too much, and to distract their thoughts when they are wearied of their own stupidity.
If the reader will sum up what we have hitherto briefly, very briefly, indicated, neglecting a thousand proofs and also a thousand objections of detail, be will be led to this: that architecture was, down to the fifteenth century, the chief register of humanity; that in that interval not a thought which is in any degree complicated made its appearance in the world, which has not been worked into an edifice; that every popular idea, and every religious law, has had its monumental records; that the human race has, in short, had no important thought which it has not written in stone.
The popular type and exponent of obstinacy is the mule, a most intelligent animal.
To this catalogue of circumstances that tend to the amelioration of popular systems of civil government, I shall venture, however novel it may appear to some, to add one more, on a principle which has been made the foundation of an objection to the new Constitution; I mean the ENLARGEMENT of the ORBIT within which such systems are to revolve, either in respect to the dimensions of a single State or to the consolidation of several smaller States into one great Confederacy.
THE EARLY PAGAN POETRY AND 'BEOWULF.' The Anglo-Saxons doubtless brought with them from the Continent the rude beginnings of poetry, such as come first in the literature of every people and consist largely of brief magical charms and of rough 'popular ballads' (ballads of the people).
Ever since the enemy's entry into Smolensk he had in imagination been playing the role of director of the popular feeling of "the heart of Russia." Not only did it seem to him (as to all administrators) that he controlled the external actions of Moscow's inhabitants, but he also thought he controlled their mental attitude by means of his broadsheets and posters, written in a coarse tone which the people despise in their own class and do not understand from those in authority.
An orchestra of yellow silk women and bald-headed men on an elevated stage near the centre of a great green-hued hall, played a popular waltz.
'But his heart failed him, and he cast about for some other way of annoying you, and making himself popular at the same time--for that's the point.
Here and there, stages had been erected for the play at quarter-staff, a highly popular sport.