Etymology
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populous (adj.)

"having many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country," early 15c., from post-classical Latin populosus "full of people, populous," from populus "people" (see people (n.)). Related: Populously; populousness.

updated on September 04, 2020

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Definitions of populous from WordNet

populous (adj.)
densely populated;
Synonyms: thickly settled
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.