Populares to Porpus

(||Pop`u*la"res) n. pl. [L.] The people or the people's party, in ancient Rome, as opposed to the optimates.

(Pop`u*lar"i*ty) n.; pl. Popularities [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularité.]

1. The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.

A popularity which has lasted down to our time.

2. The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.

This gallant laboring to avoid popularity falls into a habit of affectation.
B. Jonson.

3. Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.

Popularities, and circumstances which . . . sway the ordinary judgment.

4. The act of courting the favor of the people. [Obs.] "Indicted . . . for popularity and ambition." Holland.

5. Public sentiment; general passion. [R.]

A little time be allowed for the madness of popularity to cease.

(Pop`u*lar*i*za"tion) n. The act of making popular, or of introducing among the people.

(Pop"u*lar*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Popularized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Popularizing ] [Cf. F. populariser.] To make popular; to make suitable or acceptable to the common people; to make generally known; as, to popularize philosophy. "The popularizing of religious teaching." Milman.

(Pop"u*lar*i`zer) n. One who popularizes.

(Pop"u*lar*ly), adv. In a popular manner; so as to be generally favored or accepted by the people; commonly; currently; as, the story was popularity reported.

The victor knight,
Bareheaded, popularly low had bowed.

(Pop"u*lar*ness), n. The quality or state of being popular; popularity. Coleridge.

(Pop"u*late) a. [L. populus people. See People.] Populous. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Pop"u*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Populated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Populating.] To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people.

(Pop"u*late), v. i. To propagate. [Obs.]

Great shoals of people which go on to populate.

(Pop`u*la"tion) n. [L. populatio: cf. F. population.]

1. The act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants.

2. The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions.

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