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:

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 ...
Zé Povinho
... 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 ... his utter contempt and disrespect for 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 ... 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 arthropods ... studies of forensic science and entomology became an established part of Western popular culture, which in turn inspired other scientists to continue and ...
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 ...

More definitions of "popular":

  • (adj): (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people).
    Synonyms: pop
  • (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): 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:

    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)

    If they have a popular thought they have to go into a darkened room and lie down until it passes.
    Kelvin MacKenzie (b. 1946)

    Party action should follow, not precede the creation of a dominant popular sentiment.
    J. Ellen Foster (1840–1910)