Popular

Popular may refer to:

  • An adjective referring to any people or population
  • Social status, the quality of being well-liked or well-known
  • Popularity, the quality of being well-liked
  • The mainstream, the quality of being common, well-received, in demand, widely understood
    • Popular culture, popular fiction, popular music. popular science
    • Informal usage or custom, as in Popular names, terminology or Nomenclature, as opposed to formal or scientific names, terminology, or nomenclature.
    • Frequently used or selected options, such as given names that are popular in the sense that they occur at high frequency in a population.
  • Populace, the total population of a certain place
    • Populism, a political philosophy seeking to use the instruments of the state to benefit the people as a whole
    • Populous, a 1989 computer game, the seminal god game; see also Populous (series)
  • Popular (TV series), a teenage dramedy on the WB
  • Popular Holdings, a Singapore-based educational book company
  • Popular, Inc., a Puerto Rican-based financial services company, also known as Banco Popular inc
  • The Popular Magazine an American literary magazine that ran for 612 issues from November 1903 to October 1931
  • The Popular (Department Store) was a local chain of department stores in El Paso, Texas that was established in 1902 and closed in 1995

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Famous quotes containing the word popular:

    The poet will prevail to be popular in spite of his faults, and in spite of his beauties too. He will hit the nail on the head, and we shall not know the shape of his hammer. He makes us free of his hearth and heart, which is greater than to offer one the freedom of a city.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    You seem to think that I am adapted to nothing but the sugar-plums of intellect and had better not try to digest anything stronger.... a writer of popular sketches in magazines; a lecturer before Lyceums and College societies; a dabbler in metaphysics, poetry, and art, than which I would rather die, for if it has come to that, alas! verily, as you say, mediocrity has fallen on the name of Adams.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    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)