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It's not a very popular subject amongst my audience, who are by nature more internationalist, but I don't choose what to write about, I don't choose my subjects, they kind of choose me.
Billy Bragg

Meaning of "popular" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POPULAR

From Latin populāris belonging to the people, democratic, from populus people.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POPULAR

popular  [ˈpɒpjʊlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POPULAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Popular can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES POPULAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Popular

Popular may refer to: ▪ An adjective referring to any people or population ▪ Social status, the quality of being well-liked or well-known ▪ Popularity, the quality of being well-liked ▪ The mainstream, the quality of being common, well-received, in demand, widely understood ▪ Popular culture, popular fiction, popular music. popular science ▪ Informal usage or custom, as in Popular names, terminology or Nomenclature, as opposed to formal or scientific names, terminology, or nomenclature. ▪ Frequently used or selected options, such as given names that are popular in the sense that they occur at high frequency in a population. ▪ Populace, the total population of a certain place ▪ Populism, a political philosophy seeking to use the instruments of the state to benefit the people as a whole ▪ Populous, a 1989 computer game, the seminal god game; see also Populous ▪ Popular, a teenage dramedy on the WB ▪ Popular Holdings, a Singapore-based educational book company ▪ Popular, Inc.

Definition of popular in the English dictionary

The first definition of popular in the dictionary is appealing to the general public; widely favoured or admired. Other definition of popular is favoured by an individual or limited group. Popular is also connected with, representing, or prevailing among the general public; common.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POPULAR


antipopular
ˌæntɪˈpɒpjʊlə
copula
ˈkɒpjʊlə
copular
ˈkɒpjʊlə
cupula
ˈkʌpjʊlə
cupular
ˈkjuːpjʊlə
discipular
dɪˈsɪpjʊlə
formula
ˈfɔːmjʊlə
interscapular
ˌɪntəˈskæpjʊlə
manipular
məˈnɪpjʊlə
papula
ˈpæpjʊlə
papular
ˈpæpjʊlə
scapula
ˈskæpjʊlə
scapular
ˈskæpjʊlə
scopula
ˈskɒpjʊlə
semipopular
ˌsemɪˈpɒpjʊlə
serpula
ˈsɜːpjʊlə
stipular
ˈstɪpjʊlə
subscapular
sʌbˈskæpjʊlə
tipula
ˈtɪpjʊlə
unpopular
ʌnˈpɒpjʊlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POPULAR

populace
popular culture
popular etymology
popular front
popular music
popular press
popular sovereignty
popular vote
populariser
popularist
popularity
popularization
popularize
popularizer
popularly
populars
populate
populated
population
population control

WORDS THAT END LIKE POPULAR

angular
calcular
cardiovascular
cellular
circular
formular
in particular
irregular
modular
molecular
muscular
perpendicular
rectangular
regular
singular
spectacular
titular
triangular
tubular
vascular

Synonyms and antonyms of popular in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «POPULAR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «popular» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of popular

Translation of «popular» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POPULAR

Find out the translation of popular to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of popular from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «popular» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

广受欢迎的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

popular
570 millions of speakers

English

popular
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लोकप्रिय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَعْبِي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

популярный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

popular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জনপ্রিয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

populaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Popular
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

beliebt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人気のある
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인기 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Populer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

được ưa chuộng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரபலமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लोकप्रिय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

popüler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

popolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

popularny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

популярний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

popular
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δημοφιλής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gewilde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

populär
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

populær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of popular

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POPULAR»

The term «popular» is very widely used and occupies the 565 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POPULAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «popular» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «popular» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about popular

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10 QUOTES WITH «POPULAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word popular.
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Frank Abagnale
Criminals look at identity theft and say only 1 in 700 criminals gets convicted of it. And they look at check forgery and they know that for every 1,400 forgers arrested, only about 123 get convicted and about 26 go to jail. So the rewards are great, but the risks are very slim. So that's one of the reasons that make it very popular.
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Joseph Altuzarra
I was not a very popular kid in high school, and I had this idea that the way that I dressed would change how liked I was. It was that kind of Pygmalion story. I think, ultimately that's probably why I became interested in fashion, its transformative power, and how it can change your identity.
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Aristophanes
Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
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Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
I feel that if I am freed of the burden of politics, then I can do more and I can take more unpopular decisions. I can have as my guidance for decision whatever is right, not whatever is popular.
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Robert Barnes
I just did what I did and I still am. It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime, but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am.
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Les Baxter
Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
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Michael Bloomberg
We would betray our values and play into our enemies' hands if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else. In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists, and we should not stand for that.
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Eric Bogosian
I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play. As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing.
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Billy Bragg
It's not a very popular subject amongst my audience, who are by nature more internationalist, but I don't choose what to write about, I don't choose my subjects, they kind of choose me.
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George Clinton
I pick up on styles, way before they get popular, pretty much before young kids do. I see 'em coming.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POPULAR»

Discover the use of popular in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to popular and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Popular Science
Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world.
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Popular: Boys, Booze, & Jesus : a Memoir
Tindell Baldwin’s words best describe her passion and this book: “My heart is for teenage girls because my story is much like so many of theirs.
Tindell Baldwin, 2013
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Popular Science
Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world.
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Popular Science
Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world.
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Popular Mechanics
Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Popular Mechanics
Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Popular Mechanics
Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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African Americans and Popular Culture [3 volumes]
Though there are still many more miles to travel and much to overcome, this three-volume set considers the multifaceted influence of African Americans on popular culture, and sheds new light on the ways in which African American culture has ...
Todd Boyd, 2008
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Popular Mechanics
Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Imperialism and Popular Culture
This book examines the various media through which nationalist ideas were conveyed in late Victorian and Edwardian times--in the theatre, "ethnic" shows, juvenile literature, education, and the iconography of popular art.
John M. MacKenzie, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POPULAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term popular is used in the context of the following news items.
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Atlanta Falcons set to add popular Florida State ball boy
The Atlanta Falcons have added another free agent just in time for training camp. Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat will be an intern at Falcons training ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
2
Vandals deface popular 'Umbrella Wall' mural in Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. -- A Tacoma business owner is angry after vandals defaced a popular mural in the city's Dome District. The Umbrella Wall, as ... «KOMO News, Jul 15»
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Popular Teacher Ed Cavanaugh Missing in CA Wilderness
Popular Teacher Ed Cavanaugh Missing in CA Wilderness. Share; Share · Tweet · Share · Email; Print; Comment · advertisement. A massive ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
4
Walsh takes the top spot in most popular 40 Under 40 for class of 1999
Nathaniel Walsh of St. Louis Title is the most popular 40 Under 40 alum ... top spot through the weekend and take the most popular win for the ... «St. Louis Business Journal, Jul 15»
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How powerful is the most popular girl in the sixth grade? Think back
During the walk, he asked Madeline who the most popular girl at her school is, and Madeline "answered with no hesitation." Writes Sedaris:. «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
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Marijuana legalization popular with N.H. voters
The majority of New Hampshire voters, including most independents, favor the legalization of recreational marijuana and decriminalization of ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
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Popular maskandi artist dies
Details surrounding his death are still sketchy. However, Daily Sun reported that he died on Monday morning following a long battle with an ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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Scammers target users of popular dating app
A popular dating smartphone app is the latest method scammers are using to trick victims into giving up personal information. So before you ... «WNDU-TV, Jul 15»
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Cannabis more popular with older people than ever before
Cannabis more popular with older people than ever before. by: REBECCA PUDDY; From: The Australian; July 28, 2015 12:00AM. Increase Text Size · Decrease ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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Hard Liquor More Popular Than Beer In Connecticut
Hard Liquor More Popular Than Beer In Connecticut. By Stephen Busemeyer contact the reporter. So long, Sam Adams. For the first time in more than a decade, ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»

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