- The definition of pop is something that is generally liked by the masses.
An example of pop is music that most people like.
- Pop is a kind of music that is generally liked by most people and that is considered to be commercially successful among the mainstream.
An example of pop is The Backstreet Boys.
- Pop is to make a sudden, short, explosive noise or is the action of causing something to make such a noise.
- An example of pop is the sound that a balloon makes when a pin is stuck into it.
- An example of pop is the act of sticking a pin into a balloon.
- Pop is a noise inside of your ears when pressure equalizes or when your eyes getting big when you see something impressive.
- An example of pop is what your ears do when the plane comes back down to the ground.
- An example of pop is what happens to your eyes when you see a really gorgeous person or piece of art.
- a sudden short, light explosive sound
- a shot as with a revolver or rifle
- any carbonated, nonalcoholic beverage: from the sound produced when the cork or cap is removed from the bottle
- a frozen confection consisting of ice cream or flavored ice on the end of a small stick
- ☆ Baseball a ball hit high in the air, usually not beyond the infield
- ☆ Slang
- an attempt; try
- each; apiece: used with a: we paid $5 a pop to get in
Origin of popMiddle English poppe: echoic
intransitive verbpopped, popping
- to make, or burst with, a short, light, explosive sound
- to move, go, come, etc. suddenly and quickly, and usually unexpectedly: to pop into a room
- to open wide suddenly, or protrude, as with amazement: said of the eyes
- to shoot a pistol, etc.
- ☆ Baseball to hit the ball high in the air, usually not beyond the infield: often with out or up
- Slang to offer to pay: with for: I'll pop for lunch
- ☆ to cause to pop, as corn by roasting
- to fire (a pistol, etc.)
- to shoot
- to put suddenly, quickly, or unexpectedly: to pop one's head in the door, to pop a question at someone
- ☆ Slang to swallow (a pill, capsule, etc.)
- ☆ Baseball to hit (the ball) high in the air, usually not beyond the infield
Origin of popME poppen
- to die suddenly
- ☆ to speak or write carelessly, emotionally, or angrily
- Chiefly Brit. to leave hastily
pop the question
- designating or of music popular with the general public: a pop singer, a pop album
- intended for the popular taste, esp. as exploited commercially: pop culture, pop psychology
- ☆ designating or of a realistic art style, esp. in painting and sculpture, using techniques and popular subjects adapted from commercial art and the mass media, such as comic strips, posters, etc.: a pop artist
- pop music
- a pop song, concert, etc.
- pop culture
- ☆ pop art
verbpopped popped, pop·ping, pops pops
- To make a short, sharp, explosive sound.
- To burst open with a short, sharp, explosive sound.
- To move quickly or unexpectedly; appear abruptly: At last the cottage popped into view.
- To open wide suddenly: The child's eyes popped with astonishment.
- To have the eustachian tubes open suddenly, equalizing pressure on both sides of the eardrum in response to changes in atmospheric pressure, as in a descending airplane: After I swallowed, my ears popped.
- Baseball To hit a short high fly ball, especially one that can be caught by an infielder: popped out to shortstop.
- To shoot a firearm, such as a pistol.
- a. To be exciting: a club that really pops at night.b. To be visually striking: a logo that really pops.
- To cause to make a sharp bursting sound.
- To cause to open with a sharp bursting sound: popped the hood of the car to check the oil.
- To cause to explode with a sharp bursting sound: popped the balloon.
- To put or thrust suddenly or unexpectedly: “popping a crisp plump shrimp into her mouth” (Kathleen Winsor).
- a. To discharge (a firearm).b. To fire at; shoot.
- To hit or strike: popped me on the head.
- Baseball To hit (a ball) high in the air but not far.
- To release (a clutch) suddenly.
- Slang a. To take (drugs), especially orally: “To calm a case of the jitters &ellipsis; the bride popped Valium” (People).b. To have (a drink): popped a few beers after work.
- Slang To take into legal custody; arrest: “Her friend was visiting and got popped for a DUI while he was driving her car” (Jamie Harrison).
- A sudden sharp, explosive sound.
- A shot with a firearm.
- Chiefly Midwestern US See soft drink. See Note at tonic.
- Baseball A pop fly.
- With a popping sound.
- Abruptly or unexpectedly.
Origin of popMiddle English poppen, from pop, a blow, stroke, of imitative origin.
Origin of popShort for papa.
- Of or for the general public; popular or popularized: pop culture; pop psychology.
- Of, relating to, or specializing in popular music: a pop singer.
- Of or suggestive of pop art: a pop style.
- Popular music.
- Pop art.
Origin of popShort for popular.
- Computers point of presence
- point of purchase
- proof of purchase
(countable and uncountable, plural pops)
- (countable) A loud, sharp sound as of a cork coming out of a bottle.
- Listen to the pop of a champagne cork.
- (uncountable, colloquial) An effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
- (countable, colloquial) A bottle, can, or serving of effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
- Go in the store and buy us three pops.
- Shortened from pop shot: a quick, possibly unaimed, shot with a firearm. Possibly confusion, by assonance, with pot as in pot shot.
- The man with the gun took a pop at the rabbit.
- (colloquial) A portion, a quantity dispensed.
- They cost 50 pence a pop.
- (computing) The removal of a data item from the top of a stack.
- A bird, the European redwing.
(third-person singular simple present pops, present participle popping, simple past and past participle popped)
- (ergative) To burst (something): to cause to burst.
- The boy with the pin popped the balloon.
- To act suddenly, unexpectedly or quickly.
- To hit.
- He popped me on the nose.
- To ejaculate.
- (computing) To remove (a data item) from the top of a stack.
- (UK) To place (something) (somewhere).
- Just pop it in the fridge for now.
- (slang) To swallow (a tablet of a drug).
- (informal) To perform (a move or stunt) while riding a board or vehicle.
- (intransitive, of the ears) To undergo equalization of pressure when the Eustachian tubes open.
- My ears popped as the aeroplane began to ascend.
- To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound.
- The muskets popped away on all sides.
- To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart; with in, out, upon, etc.
- To burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire.
- This corn pops well.
- To stand out, to be visually distinctive.
- Sound made in imitation of the sound.
Onomatopoeic – used to describe the sound, or short, sharp actions.
- (colloquial) Affectionate form of father.
- My pop used to tell me to do my homework every night.
- (used attributively in set phrases) Popular.
- Pop music.
From popular, by shortening.
- A social club and debating society at Eton College.
- The body of college prefects.
Origin uncertain. The OED suggests either from (lolli)pop ("because the meetings were held in the rooms of Mrs Hatton, who kept the lollipop shop"), or from Latin popīna (“cookshop”). The second sense derives from the first.
- (also in plural) A popular classical music concert.
Shortened from popular (concert).
pop - Computer Definition
- Point Of Presence. The point at which an interexchange carrier (IXC) establishes a physical presence in a geographic area, and at which the local exchange carriers (LECs) terminate access services. The term GigaPOP is sometimes used in reference to a POP with bandwidth in the Gbps range. See also access circuit, GigaPOP, LEC, and IXC.
- Post Office Protocol. An IETF standard for a store-and-forward service used by a client to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over an IP network. The current version is POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3). See also client, e-mail, IETF, IP, POP3, and server.
(1) (Point of Presence) The point at which a line from a long distance carrier (IXC) connects to the line of the local telephone company or to the user if the local company is not involved. For dial-up access to the Internet via analog modem, the POP is the local telephone exchange that the modem dials into to log in. See Super POP.
(2) (Post Office Protocol) See POP3.
(3) Retrieve an item from a stack. See push/pop.
(4) (Package for Online Programming) See POP-1.