What is popular?

  • (adj): Comprehensible to the general public.
    Example: "Written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
    Synonyms: plain
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on popular:

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 for girls born in Spain in 2006 the fifth ...
Zé Povinho
... another 30 years) the drawings 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 ... the powerful ones that try to dominate him, made him popular ...
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 ...
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 ... the studies of forensic science and entomology became an established part of Western popular culture, which in turn inspired other scientists to ...
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 ... growth of comic strips was also accompanied by a popular art movement, exemplified by Edgar P ...

More definitions of "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
  • (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:

    What is saved in the cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all mankind. It is not an art of the princes or the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from their single lives.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    It is clear that in a monarchy, where he who commands the exceution of the laws generally thinks himself above them, there is less need of virtue than in a popular government, where the person entrusted with the execution of the laws is sensible of his being subject to their direction.
    —Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (1689–1755)

    The press is no substitute for institutions. It is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly about, bringing one episode and then another out of darkness into vision. Men cannot do the work of the world by this light alone. They cannot govern society by episodes, incidents, and eruptions. It is only when they work by a steady light of their own, that the press, when it is turned upon them, reveals a situation intelligible enough for a popular decision.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)