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
[sem-ee-pawr-suh-lin, -pohr-, -pawrs-lin, -pohrs-, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈpɔr sə lɪn, -ˈpoʊr-, -ˈpɔrs lɪn, -ˈpoʊrs-, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ noun 1. any of several vitrified ceramic wares lacking the translucency or hardness of true porcelain but otherwise similar to it. semiporcelain /ˌsɛmɪˈpɔːslɪn/ noun 1. a durable porcellaneous stoneware; stone china
noun 1. a postage stamp sold by a government at a premium above its face value, the excess being used for a nonpostal purpose, as a charity. adjective 2. noting or pertaining to such a stamp. adjective 1. (philately, mainly US) denoting stamps where all or part of the receipts from sale are given to […]
[sem-ee-presh-uh s, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈprɛʃ əs, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. (of a stone) having commercial value as a gem but not classified as precious, as the amethyst or garnet. semiprecious /ˌsɛmɪˈprɛʃəs/ adjective 1. (of certain stones) having commercial value, but less than a precious stone
noun 1. See at semiprecious.