Populous meaning

pŏp'yə-ləs
Full of people; crowded or thickly populated.
adjective
2
1
Containing many people or inhabitants; having a large population.
adjective
1
0
(of a language) Spoken by a large number of people.

Chinese is the most populous language.

adjective
1
0
Having a large population.

China is the most populous country in the world.

adjective
0
0

The Nile delta is a populous region.

adjective
0
0
Advertisement
Crowded with people.

Airport departure halls are often populous places during the rush hours.

adjective
0
0

Origin of populous

  • Middle English from Latin populōsus from populus the people popular
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • First used in English in the mid 15th century; from Latin populosus (“full of people, populous").
    From Wiktionary