Meaning of popular

pop•u•lar

Pronunciation: (pop'yu-lur), [key]
— adj.
  1. regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.
  2. regarded with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances: He's not very popular with me just now.
  3. of, pertaining to, or representing the people, esp. the common people: popular discontent.
  4. of the people as a whole, esp. of all citizens of a nation or state qualified to participate in an election: popular suffrage; the popular vote; popular representation.
  5. prevailing among the people generally: a popular superstition.
  6. suited to or intended for the general masses of people: popular music.
  7. adapted to the ordinary intelligence or taste: popular lectures on science.
  8. suited to the means of ordinary people; not expensive: popular prices on all tickets.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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