Un populous

populous

[pop-yuh-luhs]
adjective
1.
full of residents or inhabitants, as a region; heavily populated.
2.
jammed or crowded with people: There's no more populous place than Times Square on New Year's Eve.
3.
forming or comprising a large number or quantity: Because of epidemics the tribes are not nearly so populous as they once were.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English populus < Latin populōsus. See people, -ous

populously, adverb
populousness, noun
nonpopulous, adjective
nonpopulously, adverb
nonpopulousness, noun
overpopulous, adjective
overpopulously, adverb
overpopulousness, noun
unpopulous, adjective
unpopulously, adverb
unpopulousness, noun

populace, population, populous.


2. swarming, packed, teeming.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To un populous
Collins
World English Dictionary
populous (ˈpɒpjʊləs)
 
adj
containing many inhabitants; abundantly populated
 
[C15: from Late Latin populōsus]
 
'populously
 
adv
 
'populousness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

populous
c.1449, from L. populosus (c.160) "full of people, populous," from populus "people."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature