[pop-yuh-ler] /ˈpɒp yə lər/
regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general:
a popular preacher.
regarded with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances:
He’s not very popular with me just now.
of, relating to, or representing the people, especially the common people:
of the people as a whole, especially of all citizens of a nation or state qualified to participate in an election:
popular suffrage; the popular vote; popular representation.
prevailing among the people generally:
a popular superstition.
suited to or intended for the general masses of people:
adapted to the ordinary intelligence or taste:
popular lectures on science.
suited to the means of ordinary people; not expensive:
popular prices on all tickets.
appealing to the general public; widely favoured or admired
favoured by an individual or limited group: I’m not very popular with her
connected with, representing, or prevailing among the general public; common: popular discontent
appealing to or comprehensible to the layman: a popular lecture on physics
(usually pl) cheap newspapers with mass circulation; the popular press Also shortened to pops
early 15c., “public,” from Middle French populier (Modern French populaire) and directly from Latin popularis “belonging to the people, general, common; devoted to or accepted by the people; democratic,” from populus “people” (see people (n.)).
Meaning “suited to ordinary people” is from 1570s in English; hence, of prices, “low, affordable to average persons” (1859). Meaning “well-liked, admired by the people” is attested from c.1600. Of art, entertainment, etc., “favored by people generally” from 1819 (popular song). Related: Popularly. Popular Front “coalition of Communists, Socialists, and radicals” is from 1936, first in a French context.
[pawr-uh s, pohr-] /ˈpɔr əs, ˈpoʊr-/ adjective 1. full of . 2. permeable by water, air, etc. /nɒnˈpɔːrəs/ adjective 1. not permeable to water, air, or other fluids /ˈpɔːrəs/ adjective 1. permeable to water, air, or other fluids 2. (biology, geology) having pores; poriferous 3. easy to cross or penetrate: the porous border into Thailand, […]
[non-poz-i-tiv] /nɒnˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/ adjective, Mathematics. 1. (of a real number) less than or equal to zero.
[nohn poh-soo-moo s; English non pos-uh-muh s] /noʊn ˈpoʊ sʊˌmʊs; English nɒn ˈpɒs ə məs/ noun, Latin. 1. we cannot.
[poh-tuh-buh l] /ˈpoʊ tə bəl/ adjective 1. fit or suitable for drinking: potable water. noun 2. Usually, potables. drinkable liquids; beverages. /ˈpəʊtəbəl/ adjective 1. fit to drink; drinkable noun 2. something fit to drink; a beverage adj. early 15c., from Old French potable (14c.) and directly from Late Latin potabilis “drinkable,” from Latin potare “to […]