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During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.
Norman Borlaug

Meaning of "populous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POPULOUS

From Late Latin populōsus.
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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 POPULOUS

populous  [ˈpɒpjʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POPULOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Populous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES POPULOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Populous

Populous is a computer game designed by Peter Molyneux for Bullfrog, released originally for the Amiga in 1989, and is regarded by many as the first god game. It is the first game in the Populous series, preceding Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods and Populous: The Beginning.

Definition of populous in the English dictionary

The definition of populous in the dictionary is containing many inhabitants; abundantly populated.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POPULOUS


calculus
ˈkælkjʊləs
crapulous
ˈkræpjʊləs
cumulus
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
fabulous
ˈfæbjʊləs
homunculus
hɒˈmʌŋkjʊləs
meticulous
mɪˈtɪkjʊləs
miraculous
mɪˈrækjʊləs
modulus
ˈmɒdjʊləs
obstropulous
əbˈstrɒpjʊləs
oculus
ˈɒkjʊləs
opulus
ˈɒpjʊləs
overscrupulous
ˌəʊvəˈskruːpjʊləs
papulous
ˈpæpjʊləs
populace
ˈpɒpjʊləs
ridiculous
rɪˈdɪkjʊləs
Romulus
ˈrɒmjʊləs
scrupulous
ˈskruːpjʊləs
stimulus
ˈstɪmjʊləs
unpopulous
ʌnˈpɒpjʊləs
unscrupulous
ʌnˈskruːpjʊləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POPULOUS

popularization
popularize
popularizer
popularly
populars
populate
populated
population
population control
population explosion
population figures
population planning
population pyramid
populational
populism
populist
populist shop steward
populistic
populously
populousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE POPULOUS

acidulous
antituberculous
bibulous
cellulous
credulous
cumulous
edentulous
emulous
fantabulous
fistulous
garrulous
ghetto fabulous
incredulous
jealous
nebulous
pendulous
querulous
scrofulous
sedulous
tremulous
tuberculous

Synonyms and antonyms of populous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «POPULOUS»

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

Translation of «populous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POPULOUS

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

Translator English - Chinese

人口众多的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poblado
570 millions of speakers

English

populous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जनसंख्या वाले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

من حيث عدد السكان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

густонаселенная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

populoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জনাকীর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

peuplé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penduduknya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dicht besiedelt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人口密度の高い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인구가 조밀한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Populasine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đông dân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிக மக்கள் தொகை கொண்ட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दाट लोकवस्ती असलेला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kalabalık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

popolato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zaludnione
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

густонаселена
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

populat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολυπληθέστερη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

digbevolkte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

folkrika
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

folkerike
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of populous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POPULOUS»

The term «populous» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.819 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POPULOUS» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «POPULOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word populous.
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Norman Borlaug
During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.
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Dan Harmon
Television is a populous, derivative, democratic medium.
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Charles Jencks
Mies van der Rohe's architecture and modern architecture in general suffered from not only being repetitive, but not explaining to the populous what the different rooms were for.
4
Aaron Klein
Was Sen. Barack Obama a Muslim? Did he ever practice Islam? The presidential candidate officially rejects the claims, but the issue of Obama's personal faith has re-emerged amid conflicting accounts of his enrollment as a Muslim during elementary school in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.
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Ernst Mayr
Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species.
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Ernst Mayr
The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations.
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Karl Philipp Moritz
These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city, from the total indifference of the beholders, and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld.
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Ed Royce
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. If Nigeria succeeds at democratic governance it will be an anchor for all of West Africa. Africa needs a strong Nigeria.
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Louis Sullivan
It is the mass dream of inverted self, populous with fears overt and secret, that forms the continuous but gossamer thread upon which are strung as phantom beads all civilizations from the remotest past of record to that of the present day and hour.
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Shashi Tharoor
The notion of 'world leadership' is a curiously archaic one. The very phrase is redolent of Kipling ballads and James Bondian adventures. What makes a country a world leader? Is it population, in which case India is on course to top the charts, overtaking China as the world's most populous country by 2034?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POPULOUS»

Discover the use of populous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to populous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sewers and Drains for Populous Districts: With Rules and ...
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
Julius Walker Adams, 2010
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Populous Places: Australia's Cities and Towns
The essays are written by scholars from a number of disciplines such as town planning, architecture and sociology, with the aim of presenting an image of Australian society that counters the Tbush' legend. Includes notes on contributors.
Anna Rutherford, 1992
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The Chinese Journalist: Mediating Information in the World's ...
An intriguing introduction to Chinese journalists and their roles within society, offering a background history of journalists and the media in Communist China and examining the origins and development of Chinese journalism.
Hugo Burgh, 2004
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Nigeria: Current Issues and Historical Background
Nigeria* Godfrey Mwakikagile Nigeria stands out in several respects more than any other African country. It is the most populous country on the continent, and one of the richest and most powerful. It is also the largest black nation in the world.
Martin P. Mathews, 2002
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Populous: The Beginning : Prima's Official Strategy Guide
General hints and tricks to help you in every situation World-by-World walkthroughs, with key locations illustrated and plenty of tips All the inside stats and game mechanics revealed
David Ladyman, 1998
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World Regional Geography
POPULOUS. SOUTH. ASIA. A triangular peninsula thrusts southward 1,000 miles (c. 1,600 km) from the Asian landmass, splitting the northern Indian Ocean into the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The peninsula is bordered on the north ...
Joseph Hobbs, 2008
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Changing Party Coalitions: The Mystery of the Red State-blue ...
The 9 most populous states were 89% urban in 2000, while the other 42 states were 69% urban. George W. Bush with his red state strategy naturally carried a disproportionate number of the rural states, and as a result, he won 30 states to ...
Jerry F. Hough, 2006
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United States Government and Related Topics
67The Hartford-West Hartford-Willimantic Combined Statistical Area is the most populous metropolitan area in Connecticut. 68The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area is the most populous metropolitan area in ...
By Wikipedians
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Oceana
That of Israel began in the Country, that of Rome in the City. Except there be obstruction or impediment by the Law, as in Turky where the Country, and in England where the City is forbid to increase ; wherever there is a populous Country, ...
James Harrington, John Toland, John Hall, 1737
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Tort Bench and Jury Trials in State Courts (2005)
The 75 most populous counties design was maintained in order to compute trends in civil trial litigation. The sample design for the 75 most populous counties sample was the same as the ones used for the 2001, 1996, and 1992 BJS civil trial ...
Thomas H. Cohen, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POPULOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term populous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Barack Obama Arrives Second Most Populous African Nation …
President Barack Obama continues his African diplomatic visit has he landed in Ethiopia this morning after ending a similar glorified visit to his ... «Entertainment Express, Jul 15»
2
Assembly leader says Bucks arena bill has votes to pass
This artist's rendering provided by Populous, HNTB Corporation and Eppstein Uhen Architects, shows a proposed new arena for the Milwaukee ... «WBAY, Jul 15»
3
USOC awaits talk with Massachusetts governor on Olympic bid
By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer The world's most populous nation against a new kid on the block. A global capital that hosted an Olympics just a few ... «WLOX, Jul 15»
4
Airbnb CEO Explains Site's Growing Ambitions in 'Exotic' Africa
... Airbnb Chief Executive Officer Brian walked local reporters through the company's ambitions in the world's second-most populous continent. «Skift, Jul 15»
5
Tough times strike Saudi Arabia's millionaires
This is up from 49,150 in 2015, according to WealthInsight, when Saudi Arabia—one of the most populous countries in the Gulf—had a total ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
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Firm to run Guardian Building
The recurring shortfall in Michigan's most populous county stems from the underfunded pension system and a $100 million yearly drop in ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
7
PNC Park named Best MLB Ballpark by Ballpark Digest readers
Designed by Populous, the $262 million home of the Pirates opened on April 9, 2001, offering visitors an incredible view of downtown ... «WPXI Pittsburgh, Jul 15»
8
Fairfax judge Jane Marum Roush named to Virginia Supreme Court
Roush's appointment ends a five-year period in which no judges from the state's most populous jurisdiction were on either of the state's appeals ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
True Detective Recap: The Great Escape
Really, True Detective isn't any one character or city populous's world. It's just the world. Apart from all that: Moratorium request: use of the term ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
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Watch the highlights of Paul George's visit to China for the Nike …
... and Indiana Pacers wing Paul George was abroad as well for the Nike RISE Tour to help grow the game in the world's most populous country ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Populous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/populous>. Sep 2020 ».
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