- adj. 流行的，通俗的；受欢迎的；大众的；普及的
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- popular:  Popular is one of a range of English words that go back to Latin populus ‘people’. Besides people (which came via Old French) and popular itself, these include populace , population , and public. It is not clear where populus itself came from, although some have linked it with the Indo- European base *plē- ‘fill’, source of English full and Greek pléthos ‘multitude, common people’ (a relative of English plethora).
=> people, population, public
- popular (adj.)
- early 15c., "public," from Middle French populier (Modern French populaire) and directly from Latin popularis "belonging to the people, general, common; devoted to or accepted by the people; democratic," from populus "people" (see people (n.)).
Meaning "suited to ordinary people" is from 1570s in English; hence, of prices, "low, affordable to average persons" (1859). Meaning "well-liked, admired by the people" is attested from c. 1600. Of art, entertainment, etc., "favored by people generally" from 1819 (popular song). Related: Popularly. Popular Front "coalition of Communists, Socialists, and radicals" is from 1936, first in a French context.
- 1. The military government has been unable to win popular support.
- 2. The fusty old establishment refused to recognise the demand for popular music.
- 3. Some of the finer type-faces are corrupted by cheap, popular computer printers.
- 4. A spoilt child is rarely popular with other children.
- 5. The most popular items are located toward the back of the store.
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