popular
adjective Etymology: Latin popularis, from populus the people, a people Date: 1548 1. of or relating to the general public 2. suitable to the majority: as a. adapted to or indicative of the understanding and taste of the majority <
a popular history of the war
>
b. suited to the means of the majority ; inexpensive <
sold at popular prices
>
3. frequently encountered or widely accepted <
a popular misconception
>
4. commonly liked or approved <
a very popular girl
>
Synonyms: see commonpopularly adverb

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  • Popular — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Popular (del latín populāris), lo relativo al pueblo (en sus distintas acepciones, véase pueblo (desambiguación)). Puede referirse a: Contenido 1 En arte y cultura 2 En lingüística …   Wikipedia Español

  • Popular — Pop u*lar, a. [L. popularis, fr. populus people: cf. F. populaire. See {People}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Popular — may refer to: *an adjective referring to any people or population *Social status, the quality of being well liked *The mainstream, the quality of being common, well received, in demand **Popular culture, popular fiction, popular music *Populace,… …   Wikipedia

  • popular — POPULÁR, Ă, populari, e, adj. 1. Care aparţine poporului, privitor la popor, care provine din popor. ♦ Care este alcătuit din oameni din popor şi lucrează pentru popor. 2. Creat de popor; specific unui popor, caracteristic culturii lui. 3. Care… …   Dicționar Român

  • popular — (Del lat. populāris). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al pueblo. 2. Que es peculiar del pueblo o procede de él. 3. Propio de las clases sociales menos favorecidas. 4. Que está al alcance de los menos dotados económica o culturalmente. 5. Que es… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • popular — pop·u·lar adj 1: of or relating to the general public 2 a: of, relating to, or by the people (as of a nation or state) as a whole as distinguished from a specific class or group b: based on or alleged to be based on the will of the people Merriam …   Law dictionary

  • popular — [päp′yə lər] adj. [L popularis < populus, PEOPLE] 1. of or carried on by the common people or all the people [popular government] 2. appealing to or intended for the general public [popular music] 3. within the means of the ordinary person… …   English World dictionary

  • populär — Vsw std. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. populaire, dieses aus l. populāris, eigentlich zum Volk gehörig , zu l. populus Volk . Dazu die Abkürzung pop in Popmusik (usw.). Abstraktum: Popularität.    Ebenso nndl. populair, ne. popular,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Populär — (Popular, v. lat.), 1) auf das (niedere) Volk sich beziehend, beim Volke gewöhnlich, daher Popularkrankheiten (Populares morbi), Volkskrankheiten; 2) dem (ungelehrten) Volk verständlich u. für dasselbe bestimmt, wie eine populäre Schrift; 3) beim …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • popular — late 15c., public, from L. popularis belonging to the people, from populus people. Meaning well liked, admired by the people is attested from c.1600. Popular Front coalition of Communists, Socialists, and radicals is from 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • populär — »volkstümlich, beliebt, allbekannt; gemeinverständlich«: Das Adjektiv wurde im 18. Jh. aus gleichbed. frz. populaire entlehnt, das auf lat. popularis »zum Volk gehörig; volkstümlich« zurückgeht. Dies ist eine Bildung zu lat. populus »Volk« (vgl.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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