What is popular?

  • (adj): Representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large.
    Example: "A democratic or popular movement"; "popular thought"; "popular science"; "popular fiction"
    Synonyms: democratic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on popular:

Zé Povinho
... were published in many of the more popular magazines and newspapers such as O António Maria, A Paródia, O Commércio do Porto Illustrado and Pontos nos iis ... Zé Povinho became, and still is, a popular character in Portugal ... for the powerful ones that try to dominate him, made him popular ...
Forensic Entomology - In Literature
... Early twentieth-century popular scientific literature began to pique a broader interest in entomology ... The very popular ten-volume book series, Alfred Brehem’s Thierleben (Life of Animals, 1876–1879) expounded on many zoological topics, including arthropods ... work that the studies of forensic science and entomology became an established part of Western popular culture, which in turn inspired other scientists to continue and expand upon his research ...
Wadden Sea - Recreation
... Many of the islands have been popular seaside resorts since the 19th century ... walking on the sandy flats at low tide, has become popular in the Wadden Sea ... It is also a popular region for pleasure boating ...
History Of Belgium - Interwar Period - Art and Culture
... Comic strips became extremely popular in Belgium during the 1930s ... One of the most popular comics of the 20th century, Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin first appeared in 1929 ... The growth of comic strips was also accompanied by a popular art movement, exemplified by Edgar P ...
Julia (given Name)
... It was the 10th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007 and the 88th most popular name for females in the 1990 census there ... It was the 89th most popular name for girls born in England and Wales in 2007 the 94th most popular name for girls born in Scotland in 2007 the 13th most popular name ...

More definitions of "popular":

  • (adj): Comprehensible to the general public.
    Example: "Written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
    Synonyms: plain
  • (adj): Regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public.
    Example: "A popular tourist attraction"; "a popular girl"; "cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"
  • (adj): Carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large.
    Example: "The popular vote"; "popular representation"; "institutions of popular government"
  • (adj): (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people).
    Synonyms: pop

Famous quotes containing the word popular:

    The best of us would rather be popular than right.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox—the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    Much of the ill-tempered railing against women that has characterized the popular writing of the last two years is a half-hearted attempt to find a way back to a more balanced relationship between our biological selves and the world we have built. So women are scolded both for being mothers and for not being mothers, for wanting to eat their cake and have it too, and for not wanting to eat their cake and have it too.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)