[pop-yuh-luh s] /ˈpɒp yə ləs/

full of residents or inhabitants, as a region; heavily .
jammed or crowded with people:
There’s no more populous place than Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
forming or comprising a large number or quantity:
Because of epidemics the tribes are not nearly so populous as they once were.
containing many inhabitants; abundantly populated

early 15c., from post-classical Latin populosus “full of people, populous,” from populus “people” (see people (n.)). Related: Populousness.


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