Populace

  • 1 populace — [ pɔpylas ] n. f. • 1572; n. m. 1555; it. populaccio, péj. de popolo ♦ Péj. Bas peuple. ⇒ 1. masse, plèbe, fam. populo. « Par derrière se pressait une populace en haillons » (Flaubert). ⊗ CONTR. Élite, gratin. ● populace nom féminin (italien… …

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  • 2 populace — Populace. s. f. coll. Le bas peuple, le menu peuple. L émotion de la populace. appaiser la populace. faire courir quelque bruit parmi la populace. la plus vile populace …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Populace — Pop u*lace, n. [F. populace, fr. It. popolaccio, popolazzo, fr. popolo people, L. populus. See {People}.] The common people; the vulgar; the multitude, comprehending all persons not distinguished by rank, office, education, or profession. Pope.… …

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  • 4 populace — (n.) 1570s, from M.Fr. populace, from It. popolaccio riffraff, rabble, from popolo people (from L. populus people ) + pejorative suffix accio …

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  • 5 Populace — (fr., spr. Popülaß), der Pöbel …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 populace — I noun body politic, canaille, citizenry, common folk, common people, commonage, commonalty, commoners, community, crowd, folk, folks, general public, habitants, humanity, individuals, inhabitants, masses, multitude, nation, people, persons,… …

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  • 7 populace — ► NOUN (treated as sing. or pl. ) ▪ the general public. ORIGIN Italian popolaccio common people …

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  • 8 populace — [päp′yə lis] n. [Fr < It popolaccio, mob, rabble < popolo < L populus, PEOPLE] 1. the common people; the masses 2. POPULATION (sense 1a) …

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  • 9 populace — (po pu la s ) s. f. Terme de mépris. Le bas peuple. •   Quelle tempête devait s élever contre l Église naissante ! et faut il s étonner de voir les apôtres si souvent battus, lapidés, et laissés pour morts au milieu de la populace ?, BOSSUET Hist …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 POPULACE — s. f. coll. Le bas peuple, le menu peuple. Ils essayèrent de soulever la populace. Apaiser la populace. Faire courir quelque bruit parmi la populace. La plus vile populace. Un homme de la populace …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 11 POPULACE — n. f. Bas peuple. Ils essayèrent de soulever la populace. Apaiser, calmer la populace. La plus vile populace. Un homme de la populace …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 12 populace — [[t]pɒ̱pjʊləs[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu the N The populace of a country is its people. [FORMAL] ...a large proportion of the populace. Syn: population …

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  • 13 populace — noun when the populace wants to, it can change the course of history Syn: population, inhabitants, residents, natives; community, country, (general) public, people, nation; common people, man/woman in the street, masses, multitude, rank and file …

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  • 14 Populace — A populace is a group of people forming the total population of a certain place. It is taken from the Latin word populus , which means people , but also in the sense of a race, nationality, or locality. This can be compared with the Spanish word… …

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  • 15 populace — noun /ˈpɒpjʊləs,ˈpɑpjələs/ a) The common people of a nation. The populace despised their ignorant leader. b) The inhabitants of a nation. Syn: hoi polloi, masses, people, rab …

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  • 16 populace — See population. See population, populace, populous …

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  • 17 populace — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Common people Nouns 1. populace; the people, multitude, crowd, masses; bourgeoisie; commonalty; democracy; common people, lower classes, hoi polloi, rank and file, the ruck, folk, proletariat, plebs,… …

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  • 18 populace — pop|u|lace [ˈpɔpjuləs US ˈpa: ] n [singular also + plural verb British English] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: Italian popolaccio crowd , from popolo people ] the people who live in a country ▪ the effects of the war on the local… …

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  • 19 populace — pop|u|lace [ papjələs ] noun uncount FORMAL the people who live in a particular country or area: The war has left half of the populace without food or water …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 populace — noun (singular) formal the ordinary people who live in a country: breaking the news to a joyful populace …

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