What is popular?

  • (adj): (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people).
    Synonyms: pop
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on popular:

Zé Povinho
... his lifetime (nearly 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 ... Zé Povinho became, and still is, a popular character in Portugal ... of all, his utter contempt and disrespect 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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): Comprehensible to the general public.
    Example: "Written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
    Synonyms: plain
  • (adj): Carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large.
    Example: "The popular vote"; "popular representation"; "institutions of popular government"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word popular:

    And all the popular statesmen say
    That purity built up the State
    And after kept it from decay;
    Admonish us to cling to that
    And let all base ambition be,
    For intellect would make us proud....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    Lawyers are necessary in a community. Some of you ... take a different view; but as I am a member of that legal profession, or was at one time, and have only lost standing in it to become a politician, I still retain the pride of the profession. And I still insist that it is the law and the lawyer that make popular government under a written constitution and written statutes possible.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)