(?), a. [L. populosus, fr. populus people: cf. F. populeux.] 1. Abounding in people; full of inhabitants; containing many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country.
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Heaven, yet populous, retains
Number sufficient to possess her realms.
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2. Popular; famous. [Obs.] J. Webster.
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3. Common; vulgar. [Obs.] Arden of Feversham.
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4. Numerous; in large number. [Obs.] "The dust . . . raised by your populous troops." Shak.
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-- Pop"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Pop"u*lous*ness, n.
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